Families Australia’s staff team, based in Canberra, are as follows:
Jamie brings an extensive network of community sector, government and business relationships and community advocacy experience to his role as CEO Families Australia. Jamie has worked in youth and family accommodation services, juvenile justice, housing and homelessness support programs, and organisations delivering community services management and member-based advocacy. He also has deep experience in the Federal public service having spent the past decade working in Indigenous Affairs within the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. A youth and family worker by training, Jamie holds a Master of Public Policy, a BA in Youth Affairs and has successfully completed the AICD’s Company Directors course.
Bianca stepped into the Senior Policy Officer role at Families Australia in April 2022. Bianca has extensive experience in the community sector, including working with women, children and seniors. Prior to joining the team Bianca was a Senior Policy Officer at ACTCOSS and brings academic and social research skills and experience to our team.
Kate joined the Families Australia team in August 2022. Kate is an experienced administrator with a background in providing high level business support to private and not for profit organisations. Kate brings to the team a diverse skillset having worked in architecture, IT, corporate training and support, legal and professional services. Outside of work, Kate can be found anywhere outdoors with a sketch book or spade in hand. She is also a passionate volunteer and has worked on overseas aid programs and is a telephone crisis support volunteer for Lifeline.
Fiona joined Families Australia in October 2010 as part time bookkeeper. Fiona is a qualified accountant and tax agent and has been previously employed in finance and administrative roles with the Playgroups Council of Australia, a couple of local schools and a local church. She is also currently employed with Canberra’s oldest amateur theatre company. Outside of paid employment, Fiona is an active Girl Guide leader and is on the Board of Girl Guides NSW and the ACT.