Creating a fairer world through innovative education and training.
A Fairer World values diverse and authentic voices.
We ensure that a variety of people and perspectives inform our work by welcoming volunteers – our Committee members are volunteers, our community educators are volunteers and much of the behind the scenes work is done by volunteers.
Alice Webb, our new CEO, brings her wealth of experience and passion for social change to A Fairer World in 2024. With a career spanning more than twenty years in executive roles within the disability, mental health, and aged care sector, Alice is a seasoned leader committed to making a difference. Holding both a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Teaching, she possesses a unique blend of strategic acumen and educational insight. Alice’s unwavering dedication to advancing inclusivity, equity, and mental wellness underscores her mission to create a more compassionate and fair society for individuals of all backgrounds.
Jodie Epper, Educational Leader
Jodie is an experienced educator with a strong passion for social justice. She was selected as Educational Leader for her significant skills in project and people leadership. We particularly welcome Jodie’s experience in the conception, design and realisation of innovative programs. Jodie’s program credits include Get Outside (which she still runs through Wildcare Tasmania) and Extra Hands (through the Tasmanian Landcare Association). Watch out for the revamp of the Let’s Get Together program!
Caitlin, Admin/IT Officer
Since joining A Fairer World in late 2020, Caitlin has become an integral member of our team. Caitlin has a degree and experience in IT and a talent for figures, so is a great all-rounder in admin. Caitlin also has skills in audio and creative design so doubles as our techie at events.
Andy Gall, Project Officer
Andy has been a human ‘book’ in the Hobart Human Library since 2014 and joined the staff in 2023, he has worked in schools as an Aboriginal Education Worker and as a library technician. Being Trans masc, Autistic and Aboriginal he’s very passionate about education and human rights.
Gabrielle Gartrell, Project Officer
Gabrielle comes to A Fairer World with a head, and a heart for social justice, nurtured from her early years at Amnesty International. Drawing on her current studies in creative writing, Gabrielle brings with her a diversity of lived experience and formal tertiary qualifications to her role. Currently she loves a bit of stage time and performs poetry around lutrwita/Tasmania.
Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania
Her Excellency worked as a legal practitioner for 23 years before being the first Tasmanian woman appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. As a lawyer, Her Excellency specialised in family law and relationships and was one of the first lawyers to join the Tasmanian Bar, practising exclusively in family law. Her Excellency is known for her enormous contributions made to the administration of justice, the advancement of specialist advocacy in the family law jurisdiction and the promotion of women at the bar.
Suzanne has over 13 years’ experience in community development and is currently responsible for community planning and development across a range of health and wellbeing activities at Clarence City Council. Suzanne has implemented a range of initiatives, including One Community Together, Fitness in the Park, Live Clarence, My Wellbeing Kit, World Games Day and the Clarence Christmas Brunch. She has also co-authored and supported a number of research and evaluation projects, including the Tasmanian Food Access Research Coalition Research Project, Anticipatory Care Research Project and My Wellbeing Kit. Suzanne has over 25 years’ experience with community groups.
Emma Missen, Vice President & Secretary
Emma began working with A Fairer World in 2021 as a human ‘book’ for the Hobart Human Library. Her story focuses on her experience with invisible illness/disability. Emma has a passion for social justice and storytelling and has been a volunteer speaker with Beyond Blue since 2014. Emma also writes a blog to raise awareness and understanding of invisible illness/disability. Emma works as a policy analyst in the Tasmanian Government and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Languages from the University of Melbourne.
Wendy Evans, Treasurer
Wendy is a Fellow Professional National Accountant and has worked in a number of accounting and management roles, including as Operations Manager at Asthma Foundation Tasmania. She came to A Fairer World through her involvement with Soroptimist International of Hobart. Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. Soroptimist groups work at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.
Antony Cox, member
Antony started at A Fairer World in June 2015 as a volunteer doing administration, gardening and maintenance. He quickly became a key volunteer for the Hobart Human Library, initially helping with preparation and setup, then training as a librarian. He has also worked as a student mentor in the Let’s Get Together program in schools, so has a strong understanding of our programs from the inside. Antony has extensive work experience in administration and customer relations and finds that his cultural and social ideals closely align with those of A Fairer World.
Dr Robin Banks, member
Robin is a Post Doctoral Fellow in Law at the University of Tasmania, a human rights lawyer, and community activist. Robin has worked in government, private and not-for-profit legal roles, including most recently as Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner. Robin has a strong interest in disability rights and promoting effective advocacy to support and achieve rights focused systemic change.
Vaughn Bennison, member Vaughn comes to us with experience in the media, people management, policy and more. He managed his own business in Queensland for many years before moving to Tasmania to manage Print Radio Tasmania. After seven and a half years, he moved into management at Visibility/Guide Dogs Tasmania and worked in policy for the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network. He is now the Executive Officer of Disability Voices Tasmania. Vaughn has chaired the Board of RPH Australia and the Tasmanian Branch of Blind Citizens Australia, and served on the boards of several other community organisations.