Chair of the Board
Claire runs her own consultancy that works with purpose-driven organisations around the world on campaign strategy. Her projects range from working with big groups like Oxfam, Change.org and PLAN International on their campaigns, to supporting tiny startups and community groups to win on local issues. Previously, Claire helped start the Climate Council where she was Head of Community and Fundraising and worked for the Foundation for Young Australians. But most importantly, she cut her teeth campaigning at the AYCC on their 2010 election campaign, and has served on the board since 2014.
Renee is the Founding Executive Director of Fair Agenda - a community campaigning organisation advocating for fairness and equality for women. Previously, Renee worked with the Global Poverty Project, and Co-Directed the 2011 Live Below the Line campaign. Renee was born and raised in the Latrobe Valley - home of some of the largest brown coal fields in the world. She is passionate about climate justice and first got involved in the AYCC in 2009 after attending the first Power Shift summit.
Ebony is the Deputy Director of the influential progressive think tank The Australia Institute. Ebony began her career in federal politics as a press gallery journalist before working for former Greens Leader Bob Brown as his Media Advisor and then Strategy Director. Ebony was the National Campaign Director for the Australian Greens successful 2010 federal election campaign. Prior to the Australia Institute, Ebony worked for market research agency Lonergan Research and for the Australian Human Rights Commission."
Tom is an Associate to the Honourable Justice P A Keane AC at the High Court of Australia. Before the High Court, Tom was a lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler, working in the litigation and public interest law groups and advising charities in the environment sector. Previously, Tom volunteered at Environmental Justice Australia where he helped the law reform and litigation teams in their efforts to protect Victoria's environment. Tom is passionate about climate justice, particularly the disproportionate effect of climate change on marginalised communities.
Bronwyn is the Director of Engagement at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), an organisation about backing the next generation of young people to create a better future. Bronwyn has a deep practical and theoretical knowledge of the community sector with over fifteen years experience working in non-profits, and brings particular expertise in fundraising. Prior to FYA, Bronwyn was with World Vision Australia, where she led the 40 Hour Famine. Bronwyn is passionate about redefining the role of young people in our society - they have the ambition, creativity and capability to rethink the world and start solving tomorrow's problems today.
David has been treasurer for the AYCC since 2015. He qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK and spent a number of years working for KPMG in financial auditing. He is now a manager within PwC's Sustainability & Climate Change team, and provides environmental assurance and consulting services to some of the biggest natural resource companies in the world. He believes strongly in the power of the youth movement to preserve the planet we know.