About Us

About

The Friends of Sydney Harbour is a non-political group of concerned Sydney-siders who want to protect the beauty and amenities of the harbour.

FoSH has the support of Ian “Mr Clean-Up” Kiernan AO, Australian of the Year 1994 and Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Member for Wentworth, as well as hundreds of volunteers.

If you love Sydney harbour, please join us and have your say in its future. 

Thank you,
John Molyneux, President
Friends of Sydney Harbour Limited

Patron

Ian Kiernan

Ian Kiernan, Co-Founder, Clean Up the Harbour, Clean Up Australia

“I grew up on the harbour where I learned to swim, fish and sail. It’s worth protecting for our kids”

I am fully committed to FOSH and its principles.

We have the finest harbour in the world capping off the beauty of this wonderful Island nation which is an asset of incredible value.

However if assets are not looked after they become liabilities.

For most of my life I have been working to maintain  our precious environment and that commitment started with Sydney Harbour.

I had the incredible gift of growing up on the harbour where the rock pools and beaches were my playground. You do not get it better than that

Ian Kiernan AO

Meet your Chair and Key Executives

John Molyneux

John Molyneux
Chairman, FoSH

We were galvanised into community action by the NSW government’s failure to listen to Sydneysider’s concerns.”

 

David Morris

David Morris
Director, FoSH

David believes that "the world’s most beautiful public space" will increasingly need to be defended against inappropriate development.”

 

Patrick Bollen

Patrick Bollen
Director, FoSH

As a commercial Captain, sailing and boating journalist and commentator, I am passionate about Sydney Harbour and all it has to offer to all people's.  This is our great treasure, the most beautiful harbour in the world.”

 

Tim James

Tim James
Director, FoSH

As someone committed to public life, I feel a great desire and duty to enhance and protect our greatest natural asset - Sydney Harbour.”

 

Melissa Clare

Melissa Clare
Director, FoSH

"As a North Sydney Councillor and a avid admirer of Sydney Harbour, I believe it needs to be protected, as well as made accessible to all."
Rodney Northam

Rodney Northam

Director, FOSH

"Rodney has had a connection to Sydney’s Harbour and waterways throughout his life; rowing at school and on to the 1964 Olympics, later making a career sailing in his farther’s wake, and now seen on The Harbour aboard his Halvorsen motor boat."
David Pescud

David Pescud
Director, FoSH

"As Founder of a national charity Sailors with disAbilites I am passionate about retaining and aim of proving the amenity of Sydney Harbour, its foreshores and marine life for all Australians to access and I see FOSH as a mechanism to ensure this occurs."

Jasmin Bedir

Jasmin Bedir
Director, FoSH

"While not a Sydney native, I have come to call it home due in large part to the city's beauty. The Harbour is one of Sydney's most incredible assets and it needs to be protected as such."
William Manning

William Manning
Director, FoSH

"With a family history of competitive sailing on Sydney Harbour that spans three generations and a passion for boats of all kinds, there was never any question as what I would do professionally. Sydney Harbour is my backyard and i'm committed to its preservation and enjoyment."

With thanks

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