The Team

Executive Director

Renee Carr 

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Renee is a campaigner and strategist passionate about growing movements for change. At Fair Agenda she has led campaigns that have helped: secure additional funding for domestic violence services, decriminalise abortion in Queensland, and stop cuts to working parents time to care for their newborns. In 2015 she was named as one of '100 Women of Influence'.

Before co-founding Fair Agenda, Renee was 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 served on the Executive of the National Association of Australian University Colleges.

Stacey Batterham

Senior Campaigner

Stacey is a campaigner and community organiser. Prior to joining Fair Agenda, Stacey was Head of Campaigns at Oaktree where she worked to create high impact campaigns to promote global equality. Stacey is passionate about creating inclusive, people powered movements. Throughout her time at Oaktree, she developed and implemented programs that engaged and built the capacity of hundreds of young campaigners around the country.

She has previously campaigned on Australian aid, corporate tax avoidance, fair trade and climate justice. Stacey received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Development Studies from the University of Melbourne and is imminently due to complete her Master of Public Policy and Management.

Board of Directors

Jessica Kendall

Co-Chair

Jessica Kendall is the Associate Director of Essential Media Communications. She specialises in strategic communications, and has fifteen years’ experience in public affairs, media placement, public relations and stakeholder engagement. Before joining Essential, Jessica was a Communications Manager with WWF-Australia and oversaw the communications strategy, media relations and industry engagement for a national alliance of 40 environmental NGOs. She has also worked in government, and as a stakeholder specialist for a number of federal government agencies.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Art from Melbourne University, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Urban Environmental Management from RMIT and a Diploma of Government.  She’s a member of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance and The Communications Network (US). 

Katherine Tu

Co-Chair

Kat is the Head of Policy & Campaigns at ActionAid Australia. She formerly served as a campaign director at SumOfUs - a global digital organisation campaigning to curb growing corporate power, with a focus on Australian campaigns and fundraising. Kat has also worked at a fundraising agency for non-profits, as an election organiser, and as a climate grassroots organiser. She is particularly passionate about equity, racial justice, and intersectional feminism. Kat holds a combined Bachelor of Arts and Law from the University of Sydney.

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Kamna Muddagouni

Deputy Chair

Kamna is a Senior Anti-Discrimination Lawyer in the Equality Law Program at Victoria Legal Aid, and a Joan Kirner Emerging Leader. 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.  

Rebecca Wilson

Board Member and Co-Founder

Rebecca currently serves as Chief Global Officer at Change.org. Previously she served as the Deputy Director at the Centre for Australian Progress. She has also previously worked as 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.

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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 also 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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Lindy Stephens

Board Member

Lindy is an independent consultant and leadership coach in the software industry, focusing on helping companies maintain their culture during periods of rapid growth, and assisting businesses in building diverse teams.Previously Lindy spent ten years as a senior leader at global software consultancy ThoughtWorks. She has a background in software delivery, with over ten years as a Project Manager for large and complex software projects, primarily in the finance sector.

Lindy is passionate about the ability of great software to change the world, and creating a diverse culture within the IT industry to enable that. Her particular focus is in making technology a career of choice for young women.

Lee Carnie

Board Member

Lee is a human rights lawyer and social justice advocate, with experience in strategic litigation, public advocacy, grassroots campaigning, policy research, political engagement and community legal education. Lee currently works as the Strategic Advocacy and Policy Manager in Civil Justice at Victoria Legal Aid, which focuses on economic and social rights, mental health, discrimination and migration. They played an active role in campaigning for LGBTIQ+ rights, including marriage equality, adoption equality, fairer birth certificate laws, anti-discrimination protections and expungement of historical homosexual convictions as the founding Director of Legal Advocacy at Equality Australia. Lee was also part of kickstarting the national campaign for an Australian Charter of Human Rights as a Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre. Lee's career started as a frontline lawyer in community legal centres, and they are deeply passionate about real change that makes a meaningful difference to people's daily lives.

   

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 Hannah, Liz and Allison for donating their time to support Fair Agenda's work. 

 

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