Our People

Our organisation has been built with the blood, sweat, and tears of our members. Below are a handful of our committed volunteers, who handle day-to-day operations.

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Robert Knight

President

canberra@australianprogressives.org.au

Our president Robert Knight is a 21 year military veteran, having served in several places around the world commanding Australians soldiers. He has spent the last 3 years as a public servant working with veterans and in international engagement activities. Robert’s drive for a fairer Australia stems from his study in urban planning and an in depth understanding of the far reaching impacts politicians can make on our lives. He lives in Canberra with his wife Christel, and two young daughters.

Term: July 2018 - July 2021

Corey Allen

Corey Allen

General Executive

Membership Director

membership@australianprogressives.org.au

Corey Allen is a firm believer in Social Democracy and a Progressive Australia. Raised in Rural NSW, Corey has seen and experienced the struggle that our regions have faced over years of neglect and failure from the National Party. Corey is a student of Government, International Relations, and Data Science at the University of Sydney

Term: July 2018 - July 2020

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Chris Golding

Acting Secretary

Policy Director
secretary@australianprogressives.org.au

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Max Black

General Executive

Term: July 2018 - July 2020

Peter Wingate

Peter Wingate

General Executive

Peter Wingate has a background in architecture, small business, corporate learning & development and, as an immigrant, a passion for realising the opportunity of Australia.  

He is currently studying a Master of Education in Equity, Diversity and Social Inclusion at UniMelb and writes ‘The Wingate Dumbocracy’ column for his local paper.  

He joined The Progressives because he hates the current value-less political landscape and realised that trying to ignore it is how we got here in the first place.

Term: July 2018 - July 2019

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Candy Lawrence

General Executive

Candy Lawrence is a retired educator and children's author who has also run her own restaurant business. Originally from Sydney, she now lives off the grid in Northern NSW and has a personal grasp of rural issues. A cancer survivor, Candy was the inaugural head of Communications for the Progressives and was the driving force behind the Progressives' Code of Ethics.

Term: July 2018 - July 2019