The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity are proven change makers provoking systems and creating sustainable change. Fellows come from diverse backgrounds and from across Australia and New Zealand, to work together to contribute to fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.
The 2019 Fellows
The 2018 Fellows
Jason, a Wiradjuri man from south-western New South Wales, is the inaugural Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity.
He sees the program providing a rare opportunity to positively disrupt and reframe the way we tackle problems and support the Fellows, whose ideas will develop new approaches to solving them.
Carla is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman. She has a wealth of experience in Indigenous public policy and is passionate about the role of collaborative leadership in provoking positive social change.
Carla holds several not-for-profit directorships and is a Delegate to the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples.
Strategy & Operations Lead
Sarah has extensive experience in international development, higher education and government in advisory, strategy, communications and project management roles. Sarah spent several years working on gender equality initiatives in Southeast Asia and joined the University of Melbourne in 2011 as a strategy advisor in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.
Social Impact Lead
Mickey is hell-bent on working in teams to create systemic and sustainable social change.
He loves to engage in the strategic design of organisations, services, communications, and impact. Mickey is looking forward to working closely with the Team and the Fellows on the measurement and growth of their impact.
Governance & Engagement Lead
Pam has a diverse set of skills developed over her extensive career across many sectors, including marketing, executive support, governance, project management, and stakeholder engagement.
She has established trusted networks throughout her career, especially with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and corporate Australia.
She’s excited to progress the engagement opportunities on all levels to facilitate the program and Fellows effecting social change.
Lifelong Fellowship Lead
Cristilee is a proud Pitta Pitta woman who was raised in Brisbane. A self-starter and experienced leader always looking for a challenge, Cristilee’s curiosity of all things social has led her to develop strengths in strategy, project management, social impact, employment and mentoring. Her career has focussed on working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors.
Relationships & Engagement Lead
Inala is a proud Yawuru woman and joins the team as Lifelong Fellowship Lead. A strong advocate for human rights and social justice, Inala is a thought leader in agitating and making social change.
With extensive experience in the public service and higher education in the areas of governance, policy, strategy, and community & stakeholder engagement, Inala looks forward to supporting all the Fellows in their pursuits for social equity.
Logistics and Administration Coordinator
Chloe is dedicated to working for a more just and sustainable world. She has spent most of her working life in grassroots activism and social movement building on environment and climate justice issues.
Chloe is excited to assist with the logistics of the Fellowship program, supporting fellows to develop their transformative social change projects.
Banner photos: Wayne Quilliam