About Jubilee

Our People

Impact

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).

Emily Mitchell

Research Director

Emily joined Jubilee Australia in November 2019. Prior to working at Jubilee, she worked in policy, research, communications and advocacy roles at the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Australian Lawyers Alliance.

Emily was the author of an investigation into the largest oil spill in the history of the Australian offshore petroleum industry, the Montara oil spill, finding that oil reached Indonesian shores and devastated communities. Emily is qualified with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws. 

Board

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.

Anne Lanyon

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.

Ken Wallace

Ken Wallace is the founder and previous CEO of Educator Impact, an online professional development platform for Educators. Ken has broad commercial experience having worked in a number of senior executive positions in the NFP, Telecommunications, Utilities and Services sectors. Ken holds a Pure and Applied Mathematics degree from the University of Sydney.

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Pichamon Yeophantong

Pichamon Yeophantong is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Previously, she was a Global Leaders Fellow at Oxford University and Princeton University, as well as an ASEAN-Canada Senior Fellow at the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies. Pichamon specializes in Chinese foreign policy and investment strategies in the developing world, having conducted extensive fieldwork in China and Southeast Asia. She has also served as a consultant to the Africa Progress Panel and Overseas Development Institute, among other organizations. Her work has appeared in such publications as Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, Chinese Journal of International Politics, and Water International. In 2018, she was awarded the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ Australia Prize for a Future Leader.Pichamon completed her PhD in Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University as an inaugural China Institute Scholar.

 

Dr Kate Macdonald

Dr Kate Macdonald is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, having held previous positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Australian National University, and Oxford University. Her research focuses on the politics of transnational production and business, with a particular focus on social, labour and human rights regulation of global business. She has conducted research and consultancy work on these topics for a range of NGOs and international organisations including the Forest Stewardship Council, Amnesty International, ActionAid Australia, Oxfam Australia and the UK’s Corporate Responsibility Coalition. More information about her research is available at: https://katemacdonaldmelbourne.com/


Dr Elizabeth Thurbon

Elizabeth Thurbon is a Scientia Associate Professor of International Relations and Deputy Head of School (Research) in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW Sydney. 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 for Academic Excellence. Elizabeth’s research specialism is the (international) political economy of techno-industrial development and change, with a particular focus on the role of the state in economic development, especially in an era of trade and financial openness.


Dr Kristian Lasslett

Professor Kristian Lasslett is Head of the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Ulster, and sits on the Executive Board of the International State Crime Initiative. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of State Crime , a leading international peer reviewed journal, and Editor of The State Testimony Project , the first online casebook for state crime studies. Kristian’s research focuses on criminogenic intersections of state-corporate power, and the communities of resistance that emerge in opposition. This focus has been operationalised through fieldwork on the extractive industries – with a landmark study on the Bougainville conflict – in addition to corruption, land-grabbing and forced eviction. Kristian has published on a range of subjects in leading international journals and edited collections, including scientific method, state theory, action research methodologies, state-corporate crime, state terrorism, and forced eviction. He is also a regular commentator in the international media, and has issued two reports on corporate criminality through the International State Crime Initiative. His first book State Crime on the Margins of Empire was published by Pluto Press in August 2014. His second book, The Crimes of Urbanisation , was published in 2018 by Routledge.