Meet Our team
Dr John Sweeney, Leader
John is responsible for overseeing the activities
of the Business Ethics Initiative, networking with individuals and
organizations involved in business ethics, on a local and international
level, promoting discussion by raising questions of current interest on
the website, and being available for consultation by members.
John also teaches ethics, justice and social
issues at the Australian Catholic University. He has a Doctorate in
Theology which he gained while in Mexico where he worked for over 12
years with indigenous communities and writing and publishing materials
for a Latin American public on issues concerning social justice.
Marisa Brattoni works in the administration, networking
and promotion areas of the Edmund Rice Business Ethics
Initiative. Marisa spent 6 years as a primary school teacher and then
15 years as a special education teacher in the Parramatta Diocese.
In 2005, Marisa graduated from ACU National with a Master of Education
in Human Relations and Community Education with a major in Human Rights
and Social Justice education. She is currently employed at the Edmund
Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education as the Communications
Officer. Her role involves co-ordination of the interns and volunteers,
as well as promoting all the initiatives of the centre.
Danny is a volunteer at the Edmund Rice Centre
where he helps with event organisation as
well as operating a small Fair Trade outlet from the Centre. He is a
member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand. He
is an education officer for the NSW arm of the Association to liase its
educational efforts in schools. He also works in other educational
programs of the Edmund Rice Centre.
Danny has a long experience in the insurance
industry, working for many years with Lloyds of London, and then
international and general insurance brokering in Australia.
He is also a keen player and director of the
local Barnwell Park Golf Club.