Our Team

Families Australia’s staff team, based in Canberra, are as follows:

Jamie Crosby—Chief Executive Officer

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.

Margaret Fisher— Senior Policy  Officer

Margaret started her career in allied health, working in hospital, rehabilitation and community settings before moving into health management roles.  She has also worked in Commonwealth Government agencies in service delivery, program policy and social policy roles.

Eileen O’Brien— Policy Officer

Now retired from full time employment, Eileen began her human services career in the USA, developing a strong commitment to social justice and to the importance of sound social policy development. After migrating to Australia, Eileen pursued her career in the community sector, holding leadership positions in a range of areas such as juvenile justice, youth work, disability services, child care and aged care. Eileen often held key roles in establishing new and innovative community services, in urban, rural and remote locations throughout Australia. She also worked in State and Commonwealth government agencies in social policy development as well as program design and evaluation.

Jennifer Horsfield—Office Manager and National Families Week Manager

Jennifer is the Office Manager and Manager of National Families Week. She has had a long career in office work, being employed by organisations throughout Australia and overseas. She enjoys being part of the team at Families Australia and working to promote the interests of families.

Fiona Langford—Accounts Manager

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.