Our team

Meet the team 

National Office Staff

Maree Overall - CEO

Maree Overall EMILY's List CEOA member of ELA since 1997, a past ALP local branch president and feminist activist, Maree has vast campaigning experience.

Maree has a background in science and a PhD in Biochemistry, with a 7-year post-doctoral career in the university sector that also involved public and political advocacy for medical research. Upon leaving academia she forged a path in the small business of conference management mainly for the association industry. Before taking on the CEO role at ELA, Maree was Senior Advisor to Minister Fiona Richardson during the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Her main responsibility was for the development and implementation of the Strategy for the Prevention of Family Violence and All Forms of Violence Against Women and for key aspects relating to women's leadership, economic security, STEMM and health and well-being in preparation of Victoria's first Gender Equality Strategy.

"I'm not prepared to wait another 114 years to reach gender equality at the current rate of change; equal representation and electing progressive women is fundamental to achieving equality for everyone."

Bree Davis - Finance Officer

Bree Davis Finance OfficerOur finance officer has more than 20 years experience in bookkeeping and cash flow management. Bree is the director of Davis VA - a boutique and bespoke company of virtual assistants who handles all aspects of the administration spectrum from bookkeeping and tax returns to social media management and off site business management.



Kim Travers - Membership Officer

Kim Travers

After joining the Australian Labour Party in the ‘90’s, it became obvious to Kim that women needed a fairer playing field to get preselected and supported into political office. Kim became an EMILY’s list member after learning about affirmative action, what had been achieved and the challenges still needing to be faced.

Kim has always been a Trade Union member and after many years of being a shop steward and delegate,  moved to Federal CPSU as an Organiser. Kim Travers has been an EMILY’s List volunteer in Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria for decades.

"My part time role as Membership officer is the most effective use of my organising, financial, training and theatrical skills I have acquired over the past 40 years."

National Committee 

ELAG = EMILY's List Action Group


Ms Sharon Claydon MP

Sharon Claydon MP

Finance & Governance Committee

  Leigh Svendsen

Leigh Svendsen
Acting Co-Convenor & Treasurer 

Finance & Governance Committee


Lorie Werner
Public Officer/Secretary 

Finance & Governance Committee 

Pamela Anderson

VIC ELAG Co-Convenor
Finance and Governance SubCommittee

Jo Briskey
QLD ELAG Co-Convenor

Nadia David 
VIC ELAG Co-Convenor

Trish Doyle MP
NSW ELAG Co-Convenor


Sabrin Farooqui
General Member

Emily Hamilton MP
WA ELAG Co-Convenor

Rhiannon James
TAS ELAG Co-Convenor

Ashlee Kearney
General Member, NSW

Sonya Kilkenny

Sonya Kilkenny MP 
VIC ELAG Co-Convenor

Stephanie Milione
General Member, VIC


Leonie Morgan
Co-Opted Member

            Candidate Support & Training Committee                 Mentor Co-ordinator


Helen Nezeritis 
NT ELAG Co-Convenor

Kelly Paul
WA ELAG Co-Convenor


Briony Roelandts

Briony Roelandts
NSW ELAG Co-Convenor

Advocacy Committee Chair


Jill Smith
Co-opted Member



Angela Vaughan
SA ELAG Co-Convenor