Harriet Lamb spent part of her childhood in India, and as an adult, studied at Cambridge and then the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex achieving an MPhil in Development Studies.
Harriet came to the Fairtrade Foundation from Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) in Germany where she was Acting Director and Banana Co-ordinator. Before this, she worked as Head of Campaigns at the World Development Movement (WDM) and with other non-governmental organisations, always with an interest in international development issues. Harriet has been Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation UK since 2001.
Harriet was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2006, chosen as Credit Suisse Outstanding Woman in Business in 2007, and, Eco-Queen at the Ultimate Women of the Year Awards by Cosmopolitan magazine. In February 2008 Harriet’s book ‘Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles’ was published and in 2010, the Fairtrade Foundation won the European Business Award in the Corporate Sustainability category and The Queen’s Award for Enterprises: Sustainability Development. Harriet has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Aston University, Birmingham (2009) and an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Exeter University (2011).
David is Senior Economist in Policy Research & Government Relations at World Vision Australia, working in the areas of economic development, food security and climate change. Before that he was a senior fellow at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: 1.25;">His extensive career has included working in the finance sector and at Shell Australia, the ACTU, the Australian Treasury and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. <br />
He has taught economics and political science at Melbourne and Monash Universities, the Australian National University and the University of Sydney. David has two Masters degrees and a PhD from studies in economics and political science. </span><br />
David contributed the chapter ‘How inequality affects growth’ and co-authored the country report for Australia on recent trends in inequality for the C20 report<em> Sustained and Balanced Growth Requires Equitable Polices</em> which was presented to the G20 earlier this year.<br />
<p>Jackie Lauff is a co-founder and CEO of Sport Matters, an Australian based NGO established in 2011 that aims to make a positive and long lasting impact on development in Australia and developing countries with a focus on the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Jackie’s passion for development began with an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AYAD) placement to Fiji with the Suva 2003 South Pacific Games Organising Committee. Since then she has worked on numerous multi-sport games organising committees including the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games; coordinated international seminars on sport in post-disaster intervention with the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education; and delivered sport for development programs with indigenous women in Groote Eylandt and people with disabilities in Timor- Leste and South Africa.</p>
<p>Jackie has an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy, a Master of Adapted Physical Activity from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, and a Master of International and Community Development. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Disability and Development Consortium and a reviewer for the International Journal of Sport and Development.<br />
<p>Jo Laverty is the producer of Ross Solly’s breakfast program and has been with ABC 666 since the day of the bushfires in 2003. Her favourite time of day is 6:15am-6:30am when she chats on air with Ross Solly about life, lunacy and world events that you might not hear about on news bulletins.</p>
<p>While listening to the radio at home in Darwin on a hot and humid evening years ago, Jo did what a lot of teenagers do and decided to call the guy doing the Hot 30 countdown to request a song. From that phone call, she somehow ended up with a gig on the station, and so began a life in radio.</p>
<p>In this life, Jo never thought she'd stand in the Dome Of Death (that metal dome thing that motorbikes ride on the INSIDE of while brushing scarily close to the poor bloke on the inside), she didn't even know where Port Augusta was, let alone thought she'd work there, and when she was a kid watching The Goodies she didn't realise that one day she would sit on a music review panel with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden.</p>
<p>Since 2008 Archie Law has worked as Executive Director of ActionAid Australia, an affiliate of ActionAid International, an anti-poverty agency that is active in over 40 countries. Archie has significant field experience and has worked in conflict affected environments with both the United Nations and non-governmental organisations in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.</p>
<p>Prior to joining ActionAid, Archie worked for the United Nations Development Program in South Africa working on conflict prevention and recovery across Africa. Prior to this, he worked with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York and he also spent four years heading up the Mine Advisory Group in Cambodia. Archie has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Monash University, and is highly regarded within the development sector and a regular commentator in the Australian media, publishing opinion pieces relating to his work and expertise.</p>
<p>He also maintains a blog (<a href="http://blogs.actionaid.org.au/archie">blogs.actionaid.org.au/archie</a>) and has developed a strong following on Twitter (@ArchieLaw).<br />
For over 22 years Dr. Carmen Lawrence has been active in Australian politics. Born and educated in Western Australia, Dr Lawrence began her career in representative politics in 1986 when she won the WA seat of Subiaco. In 1990, she became the first woman to hold the office of Premier of a State Government, and was also the first woman Treasurer. After entering federal politics in 1994, Carmen Lawrence served as the Minister for Human Services and as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women. She has also held the positions of Shadow Minister for the Arts, Shadow Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Technology, and Shadow Minister for Reconciliation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. During the 2000 election campaign she attracted national attention by opposing the detention of asylum seekers and in 2002 resigned from the opposition front bench over the matter. Dr Lawrence retired from politics in 2007 and now works as a Professorial Fellow at the University of Western Australia.
Ego Lemos, respected as one of East Timor’s leading musicians, is involved in a renewal of indigenous music and language in the world’s newest nation. His music has also taken him on successful tours to the UK (supported by Oxfam), Japan, India, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia. Ego is also head of Permatil, East Timor’s main permaculture organisation, working to reintroduce traditional agricultural techniques to support long-term independence and sustainable development.
Conny Lenneberg has been working with World Vision Australia for the past seven years in various roles. In her capacity as the Director of Policy and Programs she oversees a team of 170 staff including International Programs, Advocacy, Policy and Program Effectiveness, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, Australia Programs, and Innovative Partnerships teams. Prior to joining World Vision Conny was the Head of Strategic Planning with the Tsunami Response Team, based in Aceh, she consulted with communities around Banda Aceh and the west coast, to assess initial needs and to develop a five-year strategy for both immediate relief response and longer term social rehabilitation, economic recovery and infrastructure rehabilitation. She has also worked with Australian Volunteers International as the Senior Manager for Asia and with a Danish Agency in Afghanistan as the Rural Development Advisor. Conny also was a Board member of Oxfam/Community Aid Abroad, the Executive Committee member of the Australian Council for International Development and Co-chair of the Development Practice Advisory Committee.Conny has a Master of Arts, specialising in rural development, and a wide range of interests within the sector.
As an Australian citizen, Emma has worked on peace, conflict transformation and development throughout the Asia Pacific region since 1993. In 1997 she moved to Cambodia and in the same year helped to found the regional network of Action Asia. Since then she has held the post of Secretariat to the Action Asia network as well as being the course director of the Applied Conflict Transformations Studies MA program. Emma has extensive advisory experience and works as a consultant, practitioner and trainer on conflict transformation and peacebuilding issues in Asia. She has conducted a number of conflict analysis trainings in Eastern Europe, Africa and throughout Asia, holds a Masters degree in International Development and was one of the thousand peace women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
Associate Professor Bebe Loff is Head of the Human Rights and Bioethics Unit in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and currently a Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Senior Research Fellow. She coordinates the Master of International Health and the Master of International Research Bioethics.
Prior to joining Monash University she was responsible for the legislative programmes of Ministers of Health in Victoria. She has worked in various capacities for a number of United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNAIDS. She has been a member of several ethical review committees including that of the World Health Organization, the Australian Health Ethics Committee (a principal committee of the NHMRC). In addition, she was for a time, an Australian correspondent for The Lancet and a regular human rights commentator.