Our Team

Our Team - The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance

Executive Director: Tim Andrews



Tim Andrews is a graduate of the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences), a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Masters of Public Policy. Whilst studying, he served two terms as Federal President of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation, and in 2007 he was elected to the Board of Management of the HR Nicholls Society, a position he continues to hold today.  He has considerable experience in grassroots and taxpayer advocacy, both in Australia  and internationally, including employment at the Washington DC based Americans for Tax Reform. He is not a member of any political party. Tim Andrews is the creator and Managing Editor of www.menzieshouse.com.au



Deputy Director: John Humphreys



John Humphreys is Queensland based economist and current PhD student at the University of Queensland.  John received his economics honours degree from the University of Queensland before going on to work as a Policy Analyst with the Commonwealth Treasury, Consultant with the Centre for International Economics and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies. John is the founder and President of the humanitarian non-profit Human Capital Project, and also the Director of the Australian Libertarian Society.


Operations Director: Celeste Arenas


Celeste Arenas is a Sydney University Graduate and was the previous ANZSFL Finance and Fundraising Director. She founded Australia's first student libertarian publication, The Gold Standard. She has previously worked as the Sydney University campus coordinator for the Institute of Public Affairs where she managed the Generation Liberty program. Her favourite role models are Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand and Gina Rinehart.

She has led the operations of the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance since 2015, most notably during the ALS and ATA Annual Friedman Conferences.

 Director of Outreach and External Engagement: Austen Erickson




Austen Erickson is the Chairman Emeritus of the Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty Executive Board. He is also a Director of the Australian Libertarian Society *. Austen is currently a PhD student in Applied Mathematics at the University of New South Wales. He holds an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University, and a triple BSc from the University of Rochester in Mathematics, Physics, and Environmental Science.


My Choice Director, Director of Policy: Satya Loren




Events Manager: Rachael Wheldall 




Rachael is a communications all-rounder, with extensive experience in marketing, event production and management, content and copywriting, business research, relationship management and all things online. She has worked closely with key Australian and international industry leaders in business, media and government. Rachael has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, and is currently undertaking post graduate studies in marketing at Charles Sturt University. A digital native, Rachael is experienced in navigating and utilising the online world in a business context. Rachael is passionate about Australian politics, economics and global affairs, but retains a soft spot for English literature.

Research Associate: Brendon Zhu

Research Associate: Erika Salmon

Research Associate: Zoe Beesley 


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