Our Team

Our Team

Helen Middleton

Registered Officer

Helen has a background in teaching, school counselling, private psychology practice and has written two books for teenagers. She has become increasingly dismayed at the negative impact of party politics on climate action, integrity and the world her grandchildren will inherit.

Helen is currently semi- retired, working in telehealth. She most enjoys time with her grandchildren and kayaking in the beautiful environment of Opossum Bay. 

Leanne Minshull


Leanne is the publican at the Fern Tree Tavern in Hobart. Prior to this she established the Tasmanian branch of The Australia Institute. Before coming back to Hobart, Leanne worked nationally and internationally on climate and energy issues – with a particular lens on economic and community transitions.

Marly Flynn


Prior to retirement, Marly worked in a variety of roles including finance, project management and human resources, finally specialising in work health & safety. These roles were across government and private enterprise, as well as some work in the not-for profit sector.

Marly's favourite thing is spending time with the grandies, and knows each small contribution will blossom into a better future for our kids. She believes if we work together we can move mountains.

Andrew Schonfeldt

Committee Member

Andrew loves little quotes of wisdom or guidance….like: ‘happiness is when what you think, say and do are in alignment’.

Conscious of this, he volunteered for the Local Network during the 2022 Federal Election and was enthused by meeting and interacting with everyone. Another favourite quote is: ’is this the best we can be?’. There’s always ways to be better and that’s why he’s continuing in an organising capacity for Local Network, to hopefully get some changes to business-as-usual politics.