The Team

The Team

Renee Carr 

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Renee is a campaigner and strategist passionate for growing movements for positive change. In 2015 she was named as one of '100 Women of Influence'. Before co-founding Fair Agenda, 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. Renee completed her Bachelors of Law and Arts at the University of Melbourne, and during her studies she lived on campus and served on the Executive of the National Association of Australian University Colleges.

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Alycia Gawthorne

Campaign Manager

Alycia is a campaigner with eight years of experience in media and communications. She currently works part-time with Fair Agenda, as well as serving in the Communications Team at the Human Rights Law Centre. Alycia has previously campaigned on climate change, universal healthcare, and refugees and asylum seeker rights. She was a core member of the team who spearheaded #LetThemStay, the nationwide movement that prevented the deportation of 267 people to offshore detention. Alycia has also worked at Fairfield City Council. She has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Western Sydney University, where she was granted a Myer Fellowship to work as a journalist with The Philippine Daily Inquirer. She is particularly fond of the Oxford comma.

Board of Directors

Rebecca Wilson

Chair and Co-Founder

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 and Co-Founder

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. 

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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 a Senior Anti-Discrimination Lawyer in the Equality Law Program at Victoria Legal Aid. She advocates for people who are experiencing social and economic disadvantage and experience discrimination in all areas of public life. She previously was a Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia and a lawyer in Maurice Blackburn's Employment and Industrial Relations team. Kamna was also the Communications Manager at Road to Refuge, a not for profit organisation 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. 

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Alanna Symons

Board Member

Alanna is a Finance Manager at the Victorian State Department of Justice and Regulation. She comes from an Audit & Assurance background and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. With accounting experience spanning many different roles and industries, her skill set is focused on best-practice Corporate Governance and Financial Advisory in the Not-for-Profit and Government sectors.

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, Tash 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.