Fleur Fitzsimons is a Wellington City Councillor for the Southern Ward and has portfolio responsibility for city safety in Wellington. Fleur has campaigned on eliminating sexual violence in Wellington including by ensuring that consent education is promoted by the City Council in partnership with the city’s Universities, the Police and sexual violence prevention agencies. Fleur is a former VUWSA and NZUSA President and has worked in the union movement as a lawyer for over ten years.
Tabby Besley is the founder and National Coordinator of InsideOUT a national charity that aims to give young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics a sense of safety and belonging in their schools and communities.
Tabby has also previously worked in various capacities with Wellington Rape Crisis, Wellington Women's Refuge. She was an advisor on the Houhou Te Rongo Kahakura – Outing Violence project and the Thursdays in Black 'In Our Own Words' report, and has also been a Steering Committee member for the ACC and NZUSA: Sexual Violence Prevention on Tertiary Campuses Committee and a member of ACC's Expert Reference Group on Sexual Violence Prevention.
Tim Herbert is a Youth Educator from the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network who delivers ACCs Mates & Dates programme to High School students in the wider Wellington Region.
Tim enjoys challenging antiquated and harmful views around how people treat each other and educating people about diversity, respect and healthy relationships. He has a particular passion for talking with young men about expectations around how they treat themselves, each other and the women in their lives.
Outside of work he sings in a choir and gets by on minimal sleep thanks to his 4-and-a-half-month old baby.
Tanya has a background in Youth Behaviour Analysis, in reference to trauma related developmental patterns and harmful sexual behaviours. She is currently working with The New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective which is a peer lead organisation that advocates for the rights, health, and well being of all sex workers.
As a Social Worker with NZPC Tanya provides information and services for people who are doing sex work or thinking about doing sex work.
Harrison is a fifth year law and BA student here at Vic. He's serving his second term as Vice-President (Finance) of the VUW Law Students' Society and has been heavily involved in student action for culture change in the legal profession.
Harrison was one of the organisers of the March on Midland, a protest against sexual violence at Russell McVeagh and in the wider legal profession, and he's met with the President and acting Executive Director of the New Zealand Law Society to discuss this more broadly. In his role on VUWLSS, he has helped make policies and changes aimed to increase safety at social events. Next year Harrison is starting work at Simpson Grierson, a large commercial law firm.