Owner of Afribeads
Rosemary Frank runs a successful fair trade enterprise called AfriBeads, supporting artisans in Uganda. She started up 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.
Kelly works with women’s groups and non-government organizations in Cambodia making water hyacinth baskets and home wares.In her working life she has been a project manager with community groups for social justice and environmental programs, co-owned an ecological restoration company and currently teaches conservation and land management for TAFE NSW. She is based on the south coast of NSW.
Andy has been involved with fair trade since 1984 when he founded a fair trade certified food distributor, Equal Exchange UK, and was the Managing Director until 2012. In addition he co-founded CafeDirect in 1994 together with Oxfam GB and 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.He brings a global perspective and combines extensive supply chain and marketing experience with a passion for empowering farmers and artisans.
Director of Universal Village
Nicole is the Director of Universal Village, a fair trade company based in Melbourne that imports and markets fair trade Qi Tea.Nicole was a founding board member of the Fair Trade Association in 2002. She brings marketing, financial and strategic planning skills to the Executive Committee.
Owner of Uplift Fair Trade
Anna has owned a Fair Trade business for the past 6 years and currently runs Uplift Fairtrade and Change Threads from the lower Blue Mountains in Western Sydney.She brings an extensive knowledge of all labelling systems and attended the 2016 WTFO AGM in Milan. She has strong collaborative connections with Fair Traders across Australia and NZ and facilitated the process of Goulburn becoming a Fair Trade city. She is a regular guest speaker at events to raise awareness of Fair Trade. She has strong connections with many NGO’s including Stop the Traffik, Baptist World Aid and TEAR. She has also developed a Fair Trade education programs for schools.
Owner Serendipity Fair Trade Shop
Linda has been an active advocate in the promotion of the Fair Trade Movement for over 15 years. She has been part of many groups helping develop promotions of the fair trade movement, initially from her home church St Stephens on the Northern Beaches in Sydney and working with the Body Shop. She started working with the Fair Trade Association in 2006. Linda has over 20 years experience in the travel industry working for both airlines and ground operators where she has gathered a wealth of administration, customer service and computer systems skills. She has organised many trips for Fair Traders to meet their producers in the Indian Sub-Continent and South East Asia.
Owner, The Elephant Emporium
Barton is based in Sydney and is the Co-Founder/Owner of the Elephant Emporium and RecycledBags.Co with his wife Leonie. The business was born 10 years ago via a love of travel throughout S.E Asia and the instant connection to the Artisan groups that they now are fortunate to be partnering with. Barton is passionate about Fair Trade and the small Artisan groups continue to see improvements in the general living standards.
He has extensive sales and retail experience from start-ups to large multinational corporations. He has significant experience in management and negotiating supply/trading terms within multiple sectors.
Rob comes to the FTAANZ Executive with a passion to support fair trade throughout the world. Through his experience as a professional electrical engineer, he feels that he can bring organisational and business skills to assist the FTAANZ function as a professional organisation in the wider community.By telling people about the possibilities of fair trade dealing, Rob is helping the FTAANZ to communicate and encourage individual businesses to become strong advocates for the cause. He is also a professional performer of magic and ventriloquism and this gives him skills to communicate with many different people.
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