Our Team

Karl Fitzgerald

Karl Fitzgerald

Director of Research

Karl initiates research and campaigns that highlight the opportunities for reform. Karl’s monthly radio show, the Renegade Economist has been expounding alternative economics for eleven years. Karl holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash.

Lucy Allan

Lucy Allan

Director of Communications

Lu is an experienced campaigner and communications expert. From writing press releases on the kerbside of military bases and MP offices for a broad range of activist groups, to rolling out a Federal election campaign strategy, her experience is colourful and unique. Lu holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Master’s in International Development from LaTrobe.

Emily Sims

Emily Sims

Director of Engagement

Emily is passionate about the role of economic geography in social and environmental justice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from Monash, and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Melbourne.
Jesse Hermans

Jesse Hermans

Director of Engagement

Jesse is completing a Bachelor of Science (Civil Systems) at Melbourne University. He has a keen interest in Political Economy, and is an active MMT advocate on the board of Fair Money Australia. Jesse brings his keen eye for detail to Prosper’s formal submissions and research.

Our Executive Committee

The Prosper Australia Executive comprises of up to thirteen committed and passionate members. The Committee sets our strategic direction and manages staff and volunteers. Many of our “execs” have been members for decades. Some have edited Progress, undertaken research and networking, are active on our social media platforms, or volunteer in the office and at events.

Members and observers are warmly welcomed at our monthly meetings to discover ways of getting involved in the movement and perhaps joining the executive. Members are required to have been financial for two years in order to join the Executive Committee

Catherine Cashmore

Catherine Cashmore

President

Richard Meredith

Richard Meredith

Secretary

Karl Williams

Karl Williams

Treasurer