Category Archives: Women leaders in the consumer movement

Mary Draper

Mary Draper was the oldest in a family of 9 children. She born in 1945 in Sydney but grew up in Brisbane. She describes her mother as a committed, serious, intelligent and intellectual Catholic. Her father was a teacher in … Continue reading

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Anne McKenzie

As a child, Anne McKenzie was strongly influenced by her grandparents who were active members of the local community.   Anne left school at an early age, and is the mother of four children, one of whom was born with a … Continue reading

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Louise Sylvan

Louise Sylvan was born and raised in Canada – in a small prairie town near Edmonton, the capital of Alberta.  She had two brothers, and was the youngest in the family.  Her mother and grandmother provided strong female role models … Continue reading

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Teresa Corbin

Teresa was born in California in 1966 to an Australian family.   Her father was completing a PhD at the University of California – going on to become an academic plant pathologist.  Teresa’s mother was a nurse, eventually becoming a nurse … Continue reading

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Sally Crossing

Sally Crossing was born in Melbourne at the beginning of 1946 – an early baby-boomer.  Her mother was a librarian, and her father, an engineer by training, was managing director of a large management consulting business.   The family spent some … Continue reading

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Jenni Mack

Jenni Mack was born in 1960 grew up in a happy, easy going, stable family environment in Sydney.  Her mother was a stay at home parent who was very involved in community work.  Her father, Ted Mack, was a government … Continue reading

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Carolyn Bond

Carolyn has been Chair of the Consumers’ Federation of Australia and has represented consumers on a number of bodies, including the Banking and Financial Services Ombudsman Board, the Legal Services Board and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Consumer Advisory … Continue reading

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Andrea Durbach

Note from Jane: The evening before I interviewed Andrea I attended a screening of award winning documentary  A Common Purpose.  From the film’s blurb: Andrea Durbach, a Sydney resident since 1989 and currently director of the Australian Human Rights Centre, … Continue reading

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Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown lives on a farm in rural South Australia, and is self-employed in farm properties management.  She is a passionate advocate for improving the health of consumers in rural and remote Australia and was a founding member of Health … Continue reading

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Carol Bennett

Carol Bennett is the Chief Executive Officer of the Consumers’ Health Forum, Australia’s peak health consumer organisation.  It is a role which she says is the ultimate job for her.   The job draws on her strategic skills, courage and passion … Continue reading

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