Australian Society Contact information for the management committee of the Anthroposophical Society in Australia

About the Australian Society 

The Australian Society represents all members and friends of the the Anthroposophical Society in Australia (ASinA). The General Secretary of the Society, Jane Bradshaw, is the national spokesperson of the Society. 

Jane Bradshaw regularly meets with members and colleagues around the country and the world. She holds national and international dialogues with branch coordinators, Class holders, with the leadership at the Goetheanum and with other national secretaries. You can find her reports and reflections on this many meetings here.



The ASinA Management Committee members (2021-2022)

The General Secretary is supported in her role by the Management Committee, a voluntary group of members from different states and territories who stand for re-election every three years. Together, they provide a focal point for the widespread state branches and local groups, provide governance and serve the Australian Society and its members in a range of capacities, as listed below.

As of July9 2021, we welcome new members Anna Stover, Peter Fern and Theresa Flynn to the  ASinA Management Committee (2021-2022) and say farewell, with thanks, to outgoing Chair Christina Rubsamen and interim member Mark Gallagher.

Chair Deborah Neale

Deborah is deputy principal at the Helena River Steiner School. and is doing an MA in Educational Management. 

Treasurer Zsofia Kennedy

Zsofia is a CPA with extensive financial and business management experience, involved in Waldorf Education for 12 years.

Public Officer Terry Flynn

Terry is the Public Officer for the Society. She works in an organic/biodynamic store in Canberra and is also Treasurer for the Canberra Branch. 

Other national contacts

Journal Editor Mark Gallagher

Mark is a retired biodynamic farmer, newspaper journalist and sub-editor. He has been co-editor of the Journal of Anthroposophy Australia since 2019.

School of Spiritual Science Treasurer Helen Vogel
Helen is a retired Early Childhood Director and Teacher.  She has been a Class Holder since 2004 and the Treasurer for the School of Spiritual Science in Australia since 2013.

Member Anna Stover

Anna brings organisational support and leadership skills to the ASinA. She has been connected to Anthroposophy since 2002. 

Member Paul Martin

Paul has been a member of the Society for more than 40 years and has many years of experience in bio-dynamics and disability support, with 20 years in Camphill.

Member Peter Fern

Peter has had a very long association with Anthroposophy. He is WA Branch Secretary, Vice-Chair of The Indus Project and on the board of the Helena River Steiner School.


Website Editor Fiona Campbell

Fiona is a Communications professional, visual artist and researcher. She holds a PhD in phenomenology and has been teaching Anthroposophy for 25 years. 

Member Register Graham Long

Graham also has had a very long association with Anthroposophy. He has been the Membership Registrar since 2006 and manages the distribution list for the Journal.