Board Members

Kate Browne | Broadcast and digital journalist

Kate is an accomplished digital journalist and the former ‘guilty mum’ presenter on ABC’s consumer affairs series, The Checkout.  Kate has held previous roles in the corporate and media world and feels strongly about corporate advertising that targets parents and their kids.

 

Sharron Caddie | Assistant Secretary of United Voice Queensland Branch

Sharron is currently the Assistant Secretary of United Voice Queensland Branch and has been with the Union since July 2011. Sharron is part of the United Voice National Early Childhood Education and Care Strategy Group driving the Union campaign for professional wages in a quality ECEC sector.

Sharron has worked in the Union movement for more than 25 years, having worked as a public sector organiser and industrial officer in Queensland, before moving to Melbourne to be a National Industrial Officer with the Finance Sector Union. Sharron was also elected as a Victorian Branch Secretary of the FSU in 2001 and then as National Assistant Secretary in 2004, the first woman to be elected to the National Secretariat of the Union.

Sharron left the Finance Sector Union to return to Queensland in 2006 where she coordinated the Your Rights at Work Campaign for the Queensland Council of Unions.

 

Emma Cannen| Research and policy specialist

Emma currently works as a campaigner, researcher and policy brain in the union movement. Before that she worked in industry, academia and government in roles as diverse as research, stakeholder management, teaching and translation. Emma has a PhD in feminist international relations and misses discussing politics in the university classroom. She lives in Sydney with her partner and their two young children.

 

Nicola Hazell l Gender equality advocate and public affairs expert

Nicola is Head of Diversity and Impact programs at Australia's leading accelerator & investor for tech startups, BlueChilli. Through this role, she is driving improvements in gender equality, inclusivity and social impact in the startup sector. 

With more than a decade of experience in the media, government and not-for-profit sectors, Nicola has strong expertise in developing and delivering cross-sector collaborations, leading national campaigns, and informing public policy and debate.

 

Owen Wareham l Strategic campaigns and communications 

Owen is the Supporter Engagement Manager at WWF-Australia where his role is to coordinate strategic communications campaigns that deliver conservation outcomes. His past roles have included working as an advisor to the Premier of Queensland, establishing an education campaigning organisation in Pakistan and working as a strategic campaigns advisor at change.org, the world's biggest petition platform.