Dr Lena Aahbly (Chair)
Dr Lena Aahlby has over 25 year’s experience in developing, leading and coordinating global social change campaigns.
Lena has a proud history of working with Greenpeace on a range of issues, including climate change, ozone destruction, and nuclear in Washington, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Sydney. She has served as Campaign Director for both Greenpeace Sweden and Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Between 2003 and 2008 she held the position of International Issue Director and later International Program Director for Greenpeace International.
She has worked on a broad range of environmental and social justice issues including nature conservation, natural resource management, health, poverty reduction programs, animal welfare and women’s rights. She is currently director and founder of Strategy for Change, a strategy and training consultancy for NGOs.
Lena has held governance roles with Greenpeace Australia Pacific, The Wilderness Society and ActionAid Sweden. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Climate Justice Programme and of the Advisory Council of “Stand Up For Your Rights”, a non-profit organisation that works to acknowledge and uphold human rights that are linked to a sustainable future of the people on earth.
Professor Jim Falk
Jim Falk is a professor, author and activist with a strong focus on environmental issues. A former Board Chair, he has collaborated with Greenpeace for 30 years (including membership of the General Assembly for 20 years).
Jim holds positions in a range of academic organisations and institutions including Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and a life appointment as Emeritus Professor at the University of Wollongong.
He specialises in the study of the nature, impact and management of science and technology in their social contexts. His publications, lectures and media interviews cover global politics, energy policy, nuclear weapons proliferation and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on climate change (an issue he pioneered with a very early award-winning book he wrote in 1989).
As a grassroots activist, Jim has organised and contributed to a wide range of environmental and peace rallies, workshops and other activities. Jim has also contributed to governance development at Greenpeace International, and led its “One Greenpeace” initiative to develop it as a global campaigning organisation.
A passionate human rights and environmental advocate, Katerina Lecchi has extensive experience in key roles in the not for profit and public sector in policy, advocacy, program management, education and community development.
Currently Education and Campaign Coordinator of the National Anti-Racism Strategy at the Australian Human Rights Commission, her areas of expertise include human rights law, environmental and social policy and education.
She was previously Forest and Oceans Campaigner with Greenpeace Australia Pacific between 2003 and 2006, and crewed the Rainbow Warrior during the Moruroa Campaign in 1995.
Katerina holds formal qualifications in human rights law, social and environmental policy, development, education and training; and has a strong interest in building the capacity of organisations to better use human rights based approaches and to develop programs that improve social and environmental outcomes.
Louise Tarrant is a lifelong unionist having worked for many years as a representative of United Voice members – unionists working in low waged jobs in the cleaning, aged care, early childhood education, security and hospitality sectors. During her time as National Secretary of the union Louise affiliated the union to CANA (the Climate Action Network) and employed, for the first time, two Climate Campaigners. The main campaigning focus amongst members was around solar energy. The union during this time established a Green Committee which undertook a national audit of the organisation's energy consumption and oversaw a number of consequent changes. Louise is currently participating in A24 - a project spanning social movements that seeks to envision, expand a discussion about, and build the capacity to win, a just and sustainable future. She is also on the Board of the Climate Action Network.
A fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a past president of the Actuaries Institute, Barry Rafe is a financial services professional with experience as a director, CEO and consultant.
He facilitates governance courses for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and trustees of major superannuation funds; and has provided the Greenpeace Board and CEO with governance and other coaching advice on a pro bono basis.
Barry was involved in developing the Actuaries Institute’s climate change policy and has been treasurer of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia. He provides trustees of large superannuation funds with advice on responsible investments and issues related to the UN’s Principles of Responsible Investment.
He has held senior consulting positions as a strategy partner at Accenture and head of the financial services practice at Trowbridge Consulting. Barry was previously a senior manager with AMP and the CEO of Mellon Bank’s Australian operations.
An accomplished Chief Executive Officer and board member, Kasy Chambers was named as one of Canberra’s 100 most influential women in Canberra’s centennial celebrations.
With extensive national experience in the government and community sector, Kasy Chambers has hands-on experience in policy, advocacy, government relations, service provision, community development, corporate governance and finance.
Currently Executive Director of Anglicare Australia, she has also held positions with UnitingCare Australia, the Department of Family, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the YWCA of Canberra.
A passionate believer in the capacity of human activism to drive change, Kasy also volunteers with the Environmental Defenders Office ACT, the Rural Fire Service Remote Areas Fire-fighting Team and Indigenous Community Volunteers.