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Patrons

Tim Winton

Patron

Tim Winton is one of Australia's most well-known and beloved novelists. Tim is associated with a variety of causes in Australia to do with environment and social justice. He has been a long-time supporter of Jubilee Australia.

Staff

Luke Fletcher

Executive Director

Luke has been involved with Jubilee Australia since 2005 in various staff and Board roles. He is the principal author of many of Jubilee's major reports including Risky Business (2009), Alternatives to Debtor's Prison (2011) and Pipe Dreams (2012). Before becoming involved in economic justice work, he worked at a variety of places including the National Science and Technology Centre (Questacon) and the Inspire Foundation. Luke has a PhD from Cambridge in Politics and International Studies (2015) and a Masters from UC Berkeley (2009).

Brynn O'Brien

Business and Human Rights Advisor

Brynn O’Brien is a lawyer and advisor and researcher on the human rights impacts of the private sector. She has worked across a broad range of issues and industry sectors where human rights and business activity collide, from labour issues in the supply chain to anti-discrimination matters and human rights issues in immigration detention. Brynn is an expert on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and is regularly invited to speak on their effective implementation and power as tools for advocacy. She has been involved in shaping the business and human rights field in Australia and abroad through her membership of various multistakeholder groups, involvement in regional capacity building initiatives, and academic research and writing.

Advisory Group

Kate Gauld

Chair

Kate is a lawyer who has worked at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia, the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and at Redfern Legal Centre. Prior to her career in law she worked in a variety of digital strategy and policy roles at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Oxfam Australia. She also worked for The Big Issue, coordinating their highly successful Community Street Soccer program across NSW. She has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Bachelor of Arts: media and communications from the University of Sydney.

David Barnden

Secretary

David is a lawyer at Environmental Justice Australia. He previously worked for Maurice Blackburn prosecuting class actions and NGOs BankTrack (Netherlands) and the Center for Human Rights and Environment (Argentina) on issues relating to finance and development.

Anne Lanyon

Vice Chair

Anne is the Co-ordinator of the Columban Mission Institute Centre for Peace Ecology and Justice which makes connections between the global and the local and between issues of peace, ecology and justice. In this role Anne facilitates workshops, training programs and develops resources with a wide range of groups from school students and young adults to community and parish organizations. She has been involved with Jubilee Australia since 1999 and is keen to promote the Jubilee principle, which is the foundational principle of the Jubilee movement.

Dr Kate Macdonald

Academic Advisor

Dr Kate Macdonald is a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research examines emerging systems of global economic governance, with a particular focus on social, labour and human rights governance arrangements and their implications for developing countries. Before taking up her current job in Melbourne she held positions at London School of Economics, Australian National University and Oxford University .

http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/profiles/macdonald

Dr Elizabeth Thurbon

Academic Advisor

Dr Elizabeth Thurbon is a Senior Lecturer of International Relations at the School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.  She has a Ph.D. in Government (International Political Economy) from the University of Sydney. She also completed her Economics (Social Sciences) Degree at Sydney University, where she was awarded first class Honours and the University Medal. Elizabeth’s research specialisation is the (international) political economy of industrial development and change, with a particular focus on Asia, Australia and the United States.

https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-elizabeth-catharine-thurbon

Dr Kristian Lasslett

Academic Advisor

Dr Kristian Lasslett is a Lecturer in Criminology at Ulster University and sits on the Executive Board of the International State Crime Initiative. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of State Crime journal and Editor of the State Crime e-Testimony Project. Kristian’s investigative research into state-corporate crime focuses on the extractive industries and property development. His first book, State Crime on the Margins of Empire was published in 2014 by Pluto Books, his second book Urbanisation and the Crimes of the Powerful will be published in 2016 by Routledge.

Dr Joanna Kyriakakis

Academic Advisor

Dr Joanna Kyriakakis is a Lecturer at the Monash University Faculty of Law and an Associate of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. Her research examines the human rights duties of Australian corporations in their operations abroad, with a particular focus on the role of international and domestic criminal law in corporate accountability. Prior to her move into academia, Joanna worked with the South Australian Crown Solicitor’s Office, and in both private and community legal practice.

http://www.monash.edu.au/research/people/profiles/profile.html?sid=5876&pid=3811

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