MEET THE TEAM

FAIR TRADE ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Kelly Upton

CHAIR


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.  

Anna Spoore

VICE CHAIR


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.

Anna has extensive knowledge of labelling systems and attended the 2016 WTFO AGM in Milan. She facilitated the process of Goulburn becoming a Fair Trade city. Anna 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


Andy Good

TREASURER


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.

Nimmity Zappert

SECRETARY


Director of Nim's Goods

Nimmity is passionate about social enterprise and is a strong supporter of Fair Trade and ethical business practices.  Nimmity has founded Nim's Goods, which aims to make it easy to buy beautiful, ethical goods.



Nicole Lamond


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.

Rosemary Frank


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.

Barton Walsh


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.

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