Join our Executive Committee

What is the Executive Committee? 

The Executive Committee is elected by the Scarlet Alliance membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to carry out the governance decisions and work of our organisation over the coming year. Our Executive Committee is ultimately accountable to the membership and reports to members throughout the year and formally at the AGM on key areas of work.

The Scarlet Alliance Executive Committee is made up of six core members:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. 2 General Members

Scarlet Alliance also provides opportunities for sex workers who are new to governance, or who have skills and knowledge but lower capacity, to participate in the Executive Committee through observer roles. We call these roles ‘Doubles’, and one Double corresponds to each of the core Executive Committee roles. This is a unique structure designed to improve sex workers’ capacity to participate in Scarlet Alliance governance.

How can I get involved?

Each year at our annual general meeting (AGM), we hold elections for the available Executive Committee and Doubles positions. The Executive Committee are elected to 2-year terms that are staggered to allow for continuity in the composition of our governance team, so each year we elect for 3 of those positions. Doubles are elected for 1-year terms, all of which are vacated every year.

If you’re interested to get involved with the Scarlet Alliance Executive Committee: 

  1. Look out for the annual ‘call for nominations issued by the Scarlet Alliance Secretary. This is posted on our website and in peer-only spaces and may be accompanied by an information session conducted by our current Executive Committee. 
  2. Check out the position descriptions for each role. You can nominate for one or multiple positions. 
  3. Fill out the nomination form here. Your nomination form will need to be endorsed by two current members of Scarlet Alliance. If you don’t know two current members you can approach, please contact us to discuss. 
  4. The day before the AGM, we open voting for the annual election. Your name and biography will be provided on the ballot and sent digitally to all current members of Scarlet Alliance. Successful candidates are announced at the end of the AGM. Where we don’t fill all of the positions, we may re-open nominations, or conduct a by-election at a later date. 

If you have further questions about getting involved with Scarlet Alliance, you can email our President at president@scarletalliance.org.au

Our current Executive Committee

Bec Jones

Bec Jones

President

Bec is based in Naarm and has worked in brothels, massage and privately over the past six years. They have been on the Executive Committee for the past two years as both VP and a General Member, and have a background in governance through union work in the higher education sector. They are grateful for the opportunity to have represented and served the sex worker community through the challenging and changing covid landscape and look forward to continuing this work for another term, providing continuity, leadership, and organisational knowledge to the 2022 Executive.

Alice Ivory

Alice Ivory

General Member

Alice is a sex worker living and working on Gadigal land. She began working as a stripper in 2020, and hopes that her term on the Scarlet Alliance Executive Board will provide her with a broader understanding of the experiences of her fellow workers, and equip her with skills to cause meaningful change within her community.

Sienna Charles

Sienna Charles

Vice President

Sienna has been in the adult industry for over five years and is a passionate advocate for change. She has experience in the health sector and has previously been on the board for NTAHC in the Northern Territory. She loves her two dogs, reading, the gym, and picking up various hobbies she has no intention of becoming good at.

Frankie James

Frankie James

General Member

Frankie is a sex worker living & working on Wurundjeri country in Naarm. Having worked in parlours in Queensland & Victoria and as an independent escort, Frankie draws on experience from different facets of the full service sector. Frankie is a long time activist, having participated in direct action, community outreach and advocacy for a number of rights based movements. Their work is also informed by operational experience gained over their career in non-profits and governance duties in community sporting leagues. This is Frankie's second term as General Member and they're grateful for another year supporting the progress of full decrim & rights protections for all sex workers in so called Australia.

Tia Maria

Tia Maria

Treasurer

Tia is a sex worker living in Naarm/Melbourne. They currently work in porn, full service work and BDSM and have been in the industry for over eight years. This is Tia’s third year on the Executive Committee and first year in the Treasurer role, previously serving as President and General Member. They are excited to see what 2022 will bring for Scarlet Alliance, and to have the opportunity to continue serving in this space.

Leanne Melling

Leanne Melling

Vice President Double

“Militant whores inspire and mentor us, the laws have disgusted us. Get your filthy laws off our jobs! We say!" Leanne is a sex worker from the NT she contributes with her peers to sex work advocacy, labour rights and sex worker union rabble rousing since the 80’s. Leanne has also worked/volunteered at sex worker only orgs/collectives in Australia and abroad for Scarlet Alliances regional partnerships. Leanne joined the SWRG in the NT in early 2001, Currently Leanne is a peer coordinator at SWOP NT where she ensures current sex workers lead policy and represent as experts for reforms. Leanne was elected as VP Double.

Jenna Love

Jenna Love

Secretary

Jenna is a sex worker living on Darug & Gundungurra land (Blue Mountains, NSW). She has been an independent full service sex worker for about ten years, and an adult content creator/performer for four, having also worked in brothels and massage parlours along the way. She is a proud cat mum, co-host of sex industry podcast Somebody You Love, and this is her third year on the Scarlet executive committee.