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Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca leads Australian Progress’ learning and community initiatives.

She was previously Global Director of Learning and Development at, where she led on campaign innovation and learning for teams across 20 countries, and Chief of Staff at GetUp.

Rebecca also spent seven years in senior roles with the independent Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, broken by a stints with Obama for America in South Carolina and Ohio in 2008.

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Anita Tang

Anita Tang is an independent advocacy advisor and campaign coach, and one of Australia’s most respected public health campaigners.

Until recently, she spent 12 years at Cancer Council NSW as Manager, Policy & Advocacy and Director of Health Strategies. She has played a leading role in securing federal and state support for tobacco control, cancer screening, and cancer survivors. She was awarded a Fellowship for the Stanford University Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders.



Nick is the founding director of Australian Progress and has more than 15 years’ experience driving social change around the world. Nick co-founded one of the world’s first social networks,, played a leading role in the growth of GetUp, worked in global strategy at Amnesty’s International Secretariat and managed public engagement for Greenpeace. He has served on a dozen boards including the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the Centre for Policy Development.

Previous Guest Trainers

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Tracey Spicer

Broadcaster, Journalist, Writer


Anat Shenker-Osorio

Communications Specialist


Bruce Hawker

Political Strategist


Caterina Giorgi

Former Director, Policy & Research, Foundation for Alcohol Research

Jesse Marks

Director of Education and Outreach, Animals Australia