Team and Board
We’re led by a small team of staff, and governed by a diverse board of Australia’s pre-eminent social leaders and thinkers.
Nick Moraitis Executive Director
Rebecca Wilson Deputy Director
Elise Dalley Event Content & Impact Manager
Solaye Snider Event Marketing Coordinator
Solaye coordinates recruitment and engagement around Progress 2017. She joins Australian Progress from Screen Impact where she helped manage social media and online marketing, and worked as an impact producer. Solaye also worked with the Climate Council on digital content and community management, and with fundraising specialists, Public Outreach, as a team leader. She has lived and worked in her native Canada, South Africa, India, and Australia. She holds a Batchelor of Arts in community development from the University of British Columbia.
Lily Spencer Director, Economic Message Project
Michael Whitney Guest in Residence 2017
Nicole Aro Guest in Residence 2017
Roger West Chair of the Board
Amanda McKenzie Immediate Past Chair
Anita Tang Member of the Board
Nick Crocker Member of the Board
Jeremy Hobbs Member of the Board
Miriam Lyons Member of the Board
Miriam Lyons is an Australian policy analyst, writer and commentator, and currently Environmental Justice Campaigns Director at GetUp. She is a co-author of Governomics, published by Melbourne University Press. Miriam is also a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, a public-interest think tank which she co-founded. She has been a regular guest on the ABC shows Q&A and The Drum, has contributed to several media outlets and co-edited the books Pushing Our Luck and More Than Luck.