Nimmity is passionate about social enterprise and is a strong supporter of Fair Trade and ethical business practices.
Nimmity was inspired by the Fair Trade movement when she saw the positive direct impact on communities around the world. Nimmity brings her extensive international experience from the corporate and start-up software world to Fair Trade.
Manager of Only Just
Cécile manages Only Just, a not-for-profit Fair Trade shop in Melbourne. Cécile started as a volunteer at Only Just 7 years ago and taking over from founder and manager Donna Parker in 2016. Cecile's passion for Fair Trade and social justice was ignited when she attended a United World College to finish her secondary education. Her passion for equal opportunity and respect for all creeds and cultures is informed by an international outlook and the experience of living and travelling around the world.
Andy's involvement with Fair Trade started in 1984 when he founded a Fair Trade certified food distributor, Equal Exchange UK and was the MD until 2012. Andy co-founded CafeDirect in 1994 together with Oxfam GB, Traidcraft and Liberation Foods in 2004. He was also a board member of One World Shop Edinburgh from 1990–2002 and a Board member of WFTO from 1998-2000. Andy brings a global perspective and combines extensive supply chain and marketing experience with a passion for empowering farmers and artisans.
Director of My Fair Baby
Cynthia is a great believer in using business as a vehicle to fund community development projects aimed to make a positive change. Cynthia runs an online business, My Fair Baby, which is committed in providing fair trade and ethically made children's fashion, toys and accessories. My Fair Baby gives all profits to their charity partner which they work closely with. She hopes to bring her corporate skills and entrepreneurial skills to advance the cause of fair trade in Australia.
Fair Trade Advocate
John is a retired Uniting Church Minister living in Robina, Queensland. He has been passionate about fair trade since the 1980s and sees it as a simple way of brining justice to the workers of the world.
John is a co-convener of the Fair Trade Faith Conference. His late wife, Noelene, was a Traidcraft rep in the 1980s in England and established the Fair Trade Fair at the Springwood Uniting Church. John’s aim is to grow and support Faith Groups in the Fair Trade Association.
Director of Afribeads
Rosemary Frank runs a successful fair trade enterprise called AfriBeads, supporting artisans in Uganda. She coordinates the NSW Fair Trade Network Group that provides networking events and promotes fair trade in the NSW community.
Her background in Haematology and later teaching has helped her immensely in developing an awareness of social justice. During a trip overseas to Uganda she was introduced to the Kind Mother’s Project and decided she wanted to create something that would empower African women. AfriBeads helps these women to be self-sufficient by providing a market in Australia for the products they make.
Director of Modimade
Anna began her journey in Fair Trade after living and working in Cambodia in 2009. Those experiences plus her ownership of ethical business Modimade, enable Anna to understand the importance of supporting communities with sustainable opportunities.
Anna works collaboratively with the trade partners of Modimade to incorporate the 10 Principles of Fair Trade into their practices. As an active member of the West. Syd./ Blue Mtns FT Network and the NSW FT Network. Anna is committed to growing the benefits that can be offered by the FTA to build support and awareness for Fair Trade across Australia.
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