MEET THE TEAM

FAIR TRADE ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Nimmity Zappert

CHAIR


Founder, All of the Good Things

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. 

Nimmity runs her own Fair Trade business, All of the Good Things.




Nimmity Zappert Chair Fair Trade Association ANZ

Carina Bekkers

VICE CHAIR


Founder, Sanaa Afrika, The Fair Trade Way, Hope Tanzania Australia Inc

Carina promoted African art and fair trade products for almost two decades as a trader, event organiser, and advocate. She attained Fair Trader of Australia accreditation and served two years as the Chair of the NSW Fair Trade Network Group.

Carina’s focus since 2016 is on building capacity of social enterprises operating in challenging environments as an independent social entrepreneur and on international assignments with the Australian Volunteers Program.  She is the NSW Representative for the Returned Australian Volunteers Network, has a Master of Business Analytics, a Post Graduate Diploma in HR, and is currently studying towards a Masters in Human Resource Management.

Carina Bekkers,  Vice Chair Fair Trade Association ANZ

Dr. Darren Curnoe

TREASURER


CEO, Apsara Ethical Gifts Pty Ltd

Darren has experience working with makers, importing a wide range of Fair Trade and ethically made products from Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, the US & UK.

An Associate Professor of Anthropology, a research affiliate of the Australian Museum Research Institute, Darren is a full international member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and consultants for the Malaysian Gov. on World Heritage sites.





Darren is the CEO of Apsara Ethical Gifts Pty Ltd and the Managing Director of Ethical Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd. Apsara Ethical Gifts is an active member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand and an industry partner of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand.  Darren is strongly committed to supporting and promoting ethically made and Fair Trade products and educating the wider community about the importance of Fair Trade. He has experience working with makers, importing, and bring to the Australian market a wide range of Fair Trade and ethically made products from Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, the US and UK.  Darren is also an Associate Professor of anthropology. being a former academic at the University of NSW. and currently a research affiliate of the Australian Museum Research Institute. He is a full international member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). He is currently a consultant for the Malaysian Government on World Heritage sites, works with the Sarawak Museum on exhibitions and research, and has provided pro bono consultancies to various overseas museums such as the National  Museum of Sri Lanka and National Museum of Malaysia. In a former life, he also worked for AusAlD in contracting and also set up and managed the agency's environmental management program for its overseas aid projects.

Antonia Taylor

SECRETARY


Antonia is the founder of Fair Space, an ethical marketplace for fair trade, eco and ethically handmade products. Antonia has been involved in the fair trade movement for over 15 years and is currently the co-convenor of the WA Fair Trade Collective.

Antonia founded Khmer Creations in Cambodia and worked as a consultant for Traidcraft Exchange.

From 2010 -2018, Antonia was the WA manager for Oxfam Australia Trading, overseeing retail outlets and national projects. In 2015, Antonia was a delegate at the WFTO biannual conference in Milan representing Oxfam Australia Trading.



Antonia Taylor, Secretary Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand

Andy Good


Fair Trade Advocate

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.


Andy Good

Corinne Nash


Fair Trade Advocate

Corinne moved to Australia from England in 1993. Through her involvement with the Uniting Church Corinne became interested in Fair Trade. Corinne was instrumental in facilitating Bangalow Byron Bay Uniting Church becoming a Fair Trade Faith Group and Bangalow itself becoming a Fair Trade Town. 

Corinne joined John Martin as co-organiser of the Fair Trade Faith Conference in 2018. 

In her spare time, Corinne runs a nutrition consultancy, garden, makes quilts and attenpts to train two donkeys!

Cecile Menard Vice Chair Fair Trade Association ANZ

Cecile Menard


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.


Cecile Menard, Executive Committee Members Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand

Rev. John Martin


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.


 

Rev, John Martin Executive Committee Member, Fair Trade Association


Our Reports


Executive and Financial Reports

In order to maintain transparency, the Fair Trade Association publishes its Annual and Financial reports. If you would like to know more about our progress you can download them here. 

                  FY1920 Message from the Chair
                  FY1920 Annual Report

  • Financial Year 2020/2021

                  FY20/21 Message from the Chair
                  FY20/21 Annual Report

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