Board Members

Fighting for Justice Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Advisors

We are extremely privileged to have high calibre professionals and academics as part of our Board and Advisors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founder and Chair, ANDREA TOKAJI 

Andrea Tokaji is the founder of Fighting for Justice Foundation, a Human Rights Consultant, Nationally Accredited Mediator and an academic researcher (PhD). 

Andrea is also the founder of the Demand an End to Demand Campaigns and End Demand educational Workshops for men. 

Andrea is a human rights advocate, parliamentary lobbyist, policy advisor, academic researcher and speaker. 

Andrea Tokaji has a background as a trained therapist and international human rights lawyer, and a thought leader in human rights, trafficking, gender equality, women’s rights, and slavery. 

Andrea has extensive experience implementing government policy in complex portfolios, including mental health, human rights, migration and trafficking from high-level strategic leadership positions in both Australia’s Government and through leading United Nations projects.

Andrea has delivered educational seminars, academic presentations at national and international conferences since 2005, and has more recently delivered legal training for a range of stakeholders, and has two decades of experience working with vulnerable communities, especially women and girls. 

Andrea is a thought leader on human rights matters and brings a holistic approach to her work, within a strong gender equal framework.

Andrea is passionate about providing restorative justice alternate therapeutic pathways to both victim survivors of gender-based and sexual crimes, and to prevent harm.

 

Business Advisor, ANGELA McMAHON 

Angela has over 20 years experience primarily in strategic planning in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and UK. Her experience includes roles within Thompson Reuters Global in London and World Vision Australia. 

Business and social entrepreneurship are her areas of personal passion and vision to assist those who are vulnerable and marginalised in the community. She currently runs a Business entrepreneurship monthly gathering for women across Melbourne.

Over the last 8 years, Angela’s Consultancy in business coaching has focused on planning, marketing, organisational development with leadership in the not-for-profit and business sectors passionate about seeing people effective in leadership, developing skills and growing to their full potential. 

She has a Diploma in Business and Finance, Post-Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and is a qualified Extended DISC trainer. 

Angela lives in Melbourne with her husband John and has two children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Board of Directors, Dr. Elizabeth Schilpzand

BPsych (Hons), MPsychol (Clin), PhD, MAPS

Dr. Elizabeth Schilpzand is a registered psychologist and researcher with expertise in trauma-related mental health. She has a history of high calibre research achievement and conducted an independent study of parental influences on children’s recovery from traumatic events. She has a background in project management and implementation of large-scale public health research projects. Elizabeth was trained in clinical psychology and has expertise in the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. She has worked clinically as a psychologist across a range of settings, including public mental health, justice and welfare sectors. Elizabeth has a passion for helping people to recover from trauma, with a particular focus on working with people affected by sexual exploitation. She supports Fighting for Justice Foundation’s vision to disrupt Australia’s demand for exploitation and joined the Board in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Academic Advisor, Emeritus Professor Ronald Duncan OA

Ron Duncan AO is Professor Emeritus, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University (ANU). During the period 2003 to 2007, he was Foundation Executive Director, Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the National Centre for Development Studies at ANU (9 years) and Director of the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management at ANU (now the Crawford School) for 2 years.

Ron’s career has also spanned work with the New South Wales Department of Agriculture, the Australian Government’s Industries Assistance Commission (now the Productivity Commission), and the World Bank (14 years).

Ron is Editor of the Asian-Pacific Economic Literature journal published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Ron is an economist with special interests in agricultural, trade, and competition policies, management of natural resources, economic development, and the political economy of economic reform in developing countries. His primary developing country interests are Papua New Guinea and countries of the South Pacific.

In 2003, Ron was awarded a Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society through Economics; and in 2006 he was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. In 2014 Ron was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.

 

 

 

 


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