The Team

The Team

Renee Carr 

Executive Director

Renee is a campaigner and strategist passionate for growing movements for positive change. She was named one of 2015's '100 Women of Influence'. Previously Renee co-directed the 2011 Live Below the Line campaign, helping engage 6,000 Australians to raise more than $1.4 million for projects tackling extreme poverty. She was also part of the team that led The End of Polio campaign to secure $118 million additional funding for global polio eradication efforts. 

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Natasha Howson

Senior Campaigner

Tash is passionate about using campaigning and fundraising to create community-led movements, and amplifying the voices of people with lived experience in campaigns on social issues. Tash is one of the co-creators of the BootsOff campaign for fair pay for female AFL players. She was previously the fundraising manager at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre where she managed their first fundraising appeal to raise over $1 million. In her spare time you'll find Tash chilling with her cat Garfunkel.

Board of Directors

Rebecca Wilson

Board Member

Rebecca currently serves as the Deputy Director at the Centre for Australian Progress. Previously she was the Global Director of Learning and Development at Change.org, where she led on campaign innovation and learning for teams across 20 countries. Rebecca has also served as Chief of Staff at GetUp, and worked as an advisor to the Independent Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.

Allison Henry

Board Member

Allison is the founding Director of Millwood Consulting, a niche agency specialising in improving the effectiveness and impact of NGOs and NFPs in their engagement with Government. Previously Allison was a Ministerial Advisor in the Federal Parliament for almost five years, working across an extensive range of policy areas in both Government and Opposition. Before that she served for three years as the National Director of the Australian Republican Movement. 

Erin McCallum

Board Member

Erin currently serves as the lead Campaigns Director at GetUp! Australia. Previously she worked as a Communications Specialist for the Defenders of Wildlife in Washington DC. Erin began her campaign work with leading strategic communications firm CLS Strategies, and before that worked at International Crisis Group. 

Michelle Deshong

Board Member

Michelle is the founding Director of Michelle Deshong & Associates Consulting, a human rights advocate, and the 2015 NAIDOC Scholar of the Year. She has served as an Australian NGO representative at the Commission of the Status of Women and CEDAW summits at the United Nations over multiple years, is a Fellow with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and a former Executive Director of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre. Michelle was named one of Australia's '100 Women of Influence' in 2013 and is in the final stages of a PhD on 'enabling the participation of Aboriginal women in public and political life in Australia' through James Cook University.  

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Lindy Stephens

Board Member

Lindy is Global Director of People Operations for ThoughtWorks, a global software consultancy.  Previously she has served as Managing Director for Thoughtworks' Australian business and spent six months leading their Global Social Impact Program. She has a background in software delivery, and spent over ten years as a Project Manager for large and complex software projects, primarily in the finance sector. 

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Kamna Muddagouni

Board Member

Kamna is an Associate in the Employment and Labour Group at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. She has previously worked for a national law firm in industrial relations and employment. Kamna was also the Communications Manager at Road to Refuge, a not for profit youth driven organisation aimed at creating a positive discourse on people seeking asylum in Australia through empathy driven campaigning. Her particular interests are in issues that impact women of culturally and linguistically diverse background and young women.  
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Natalie Devitsakis

Board Member

Natalie Devitsakis has recently returned to Australia following 2 years in San Francisco, where she was a founding team member of PLUS: Paid Leave for the United States - a bold, new advocacy and campaigning organisation dedicated to winning paid family leave for everyone in the US. Previously, she was a solicitor at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. Natalie has previously served on the Executive of Sisterworks Inc - a grassroots social enterprise supporting refugee and asylum seeker women - the Victorian Women Lawyers and as an Assistant Convener of the Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network. 

Our advisors

The Fair Agenda team is supported by volunteer advisors from across the country, who generously contribute their expertise in policy and strategy on our Policy Advisory Council and Leadership Council. 

Our volunteers

We’re also lucky to have the support of a number of generous volunteers who contribute their time to help make Fair Agenda’s campaigns possible. We’d particularly like to thank Liz and Hannah for donating their time to support Fair Agenda's work. 

 

To find out about opportunities to join the Fair Agenda team click here.