Co-Director Position Description -
This position involves a six months trial period with the option of conversion into a permanent role upon review.
Moral Fairground is seeking an enthusiastic entrepreneur and visionary leader to serve as co-Director. The applicant will need to have a passion in fair trade and social issues. The will be primarily be responsible for setting the vision and direction of the organisation, identifying new opportunities and partnerships, sponsorship and fundraising, event and program management, and managing external relationships
Candidates will be given priority if they can demonstrate innovation, open-mindedness and confidence, with experience in events management. The successful candidate and entrepreneurial culture and will be a self-started who is comfortable working in a start-up organization, including managing ambiguity and exhibiting initiative on a daily basis.
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Susanna has a long history in banking and after having travelled in some of the poorest countries in South East Asia and witnessing first hand the working conditions and the environmental and social impact of mass consumerism she decided to dedicate her time setting up Moral Fairground.
Moral Fairground was establish as a desire to raise awareness about how a fairer trading system can help communities around the world become sustainable and how every individual has the power to create positive change.
Her professional career outside of her Moral Fairground commitments is of General Manager for a predominant Melbourne company. She has applied a combination of practical and academic experience to a variety of projects and has inestimable creative and organisational skills. She offers a strong balance between business and personal capabilities. She strongly believes in the need to commit to building a collective awareness, oriented around the impact of social sustainability.
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Cameron Neil is a social entrepreneur and strategist engaged in building and tweaking markets, institutions, businesses and networks to achieve more good for people and planet. Cameron recently finished a 7 year stint bringing the regional fair trade movement and market to life with Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand. He serves on the Ross House Association Executive Committee in finance and fundraising roles, is developing a pilot project on indigenous fair trade, and is nurturing a relaunch of the International Young Professionals Foundation he co-founded in 2001 to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Over the last decade, Cameron has proven himself as a leader, campaigner, facilitator, public speaker, manager, researcher and writer. He communicates on food sustainability and ethics, social enterprise and innovation, good business, and tackling global poverty and sustainable development
Creative Director - Brandism® Pty Ltd
Hiroshi is a Creative Director of Brandism® Pty Ltd, a multi-award winning and multi-disciplined creative agency with a core focus on brand creation and strategy management. Hiroshi's career spans well over 20 years, and in which time has accumulated specialised experience in such areas as brand and corporate identity, packaging for local and export markets, advertising, web-site and new media development for mainly "Fast Moving Consumer Goods" (FMCG) industries. He has been featured as a guest speaker for the Victorian Government's - Design Victoria "Design Ready" series of seminars. Hiroshi's company has also been the recipient of Seven Gold Awards from the prestigious Packaging Council of Australia (PCA) six years in a row.
Events Manager – Law Institute of Victoria
As the Events Manager at the Law Institute of Victoria, the leading membership association for Victorian lawyers, Susan has organised hundreds of events including sold out productions at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Fun Runs for 1000+ participants, panel discussions at various Melbourne festivals, and corporate events featuring prominent speakers from the legal, business and political arena. Susan has also managed the largest membership section at the LIV where she worked with over 70 volunteers to produce a triannual journal, mooting and negotiation competitions, a mentoring program between judges and young lawyers, submissions to government, a monthly newsletter and many events for the membership section. Prior to life at the LIV, Susan worked as a commercial lawyer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
In 2009, Susan explored her interest in fairtrade by coordinating the Fair Living tent at the Fair@Square Festival. She thinks that the best part of her job is bringing inspiring people and the knowledge they have, to the public’s attention.
Georgia Garrard is an ecologist at the University of Melbourne. She has a PhD from RMIT which investigated ways in which science can be used to better inform the conservation of threatened species. During her time at RMIT, Georgia taught a number of sustainability orientated subjects, and developed a keen interest in Fair Trade and ethical purchasing. She believes that, by understanding the social, cultural and environmental impacts of products and services, consumers become empowered to make change and can have an important positive impact. Prior to completing her PhD, Georgia worked in environmental consulting and spent some time managing an eco-lodge on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula.
Steve Waldegrave currently works for the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and before that worked at the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria. Steve is a career public servant who specialises in strategy and policy advice. He has worked in British, Australian and New Zealand Governments in both operational and central government agencies. He has been a Deputy Director of the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, including representing the UK at the OECD. He has also run his own strategy and policy consultancy called Focusmatters.
Steve’s voluntary work has included being the Urgent Action Coordinator for Amnesty International in Wellington and a volunteer for the Victorian State Emergency Services (VICSES). In his spare time, Steve loves to cook, eat, speak French, practice outdoor survival skills and muck around in the garden.
Amy Lees brings a strong commitment to the principles of social justice and equity from a working background that includes strategic policy work with local, state and federal government, and in the NGO sector working on advocacy and Australian policy responses to asylum seekers and immigration detention.She currently works as a project manager with the City of Melbourne in community development and engagement, and has previously had extensive experience with the Australian Red Cross and various levels of government. Her academic studies have focussed on International Relations, Asian Studies and Indonesian language at the Flinders University, and these interests have been complimented by travels far and wide. Amy is passionate about the role that fair trade can play in delivering sustainability outcomes, across environment, economic and social sustainability. Amy brings a keen interest in supporting the work of Moral Fairground to build community engagement in fair trade issues, and to support the growth and sustainability of the fair trade industry both in Australia and the region.
Alana is a qualified Australian solicitor with transferable skills in strategic planning, project management, marketing, consultation and coordination. With solid experience in professional and voluntary positions at some of Australia’s leading not for profit organisations including World Vision and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, as well as a start up social enterprise, Alana is passionate about recognising needs in the market, and initiating, driving and managing projects to meet those needs. With an interest in, and passion for the social inclusion and participation of refugees and migrants in the Australian community, Alana recently became involved with Carlton North Learning Centre’s Committee of Governance. She is also a meditation teacher and runs classes and workshops.
What excites Alana the most is the myriad of ways in which people can contribute positively to the world and influence and drive social change. In doing so, one’s daily existence is driven by a passion for being part of something that is bigger than themselves.