Tess - puff billTess Holderness


Director of Interface Media

Tess Holderness is a communications consultant and freelance journalist, based in Melbourne. With a background in science, she specialises in writing about science, sustainability and nature, as well as health and wellbeing. Tess enjoys the art of interpreting scientific and technical information, to make it more understandable and engaging for a general audience. She also covers general reporting … and garden writing (which is great therapy)!

Since the mid-1990s, Tess has worked for a broad range of clients, drawn from broadcast and print media, and private organisations. With a special interest in the science relating to climate change, she is currently researching adaptation and mitigation strategies and sustainable practices, including the use of renewable energy technologies.


Tess lives in Melbourne, Victoria, with her husband, sound recordist Roger van Wensveen, and their two boys.

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