OUR TEAM

Our Staff Team

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.
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.

Jesse Hermans

Jesse Hermans

Director of Policy

Jesse brings his keen eye for detail to Prosper’s formal submissions and research. His recent work has focused on the analysing the relative progressiveness and efficiency of different property tax bases. Jesse is completing a Bachelor of Science (Civil Systems) at the University of Melbourne. He has a keen interest in Political Economy, and is an active MMT advocate on the board of Fair Money Australia.

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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.

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. Our team of volunteer executive members have edited Progress, undertaken research and networking, and are active on our social media platforms.

Members and observers are warmly welcomed at our monthly meetings to discover how they can become more involved.

Catherine Cashmore

Catherine Cashmore

President

Richard Meredith

Richard Meredith

Secretary

Karl Williams

Karl Williams

Treasurer