Our Staff

Ewan Filmer


Ewan has been Coordinator at Capricorn Citizen Advocacy since July 2013.  Before coming to CCA he worked for 25 years in six local governments around Queensland including Rockhampton Regional Council. He has been employed to support prisoners leaving Capricorn Correctional Centre and in roles at CQ University, Rockhampton.

Ewan gets a great deal of great job satisfaction in working alongside the Management Committee recruiting and supporting good matches.  He  loves how Citizen Advocacy is able to help make a real difference in vulnerable people’s lives.  He believes that healthy unpaid, freely given relationships are of crucial importance for vulnerable people, as these relationships act as a check and balance to paid supports from various service providers.   

He has three sons and is involved in the community as Vice President of a Special School P&C, and is a member of CQ University’s Regional Engagement Committee, Warripari Scout Group, Queensland Government’s CQ Forum  and a local church. 






Amanda O’Brien

Amanda joined Capricorn Citizen Advocacy in January 2015.  Amanda has more than 15 years administrative experience in both private and public sectors. Amanda’s love for people and bubbly personality are a great quality to have within the workplace. In her spare time she is kept busy being managed by her 6 year old daughter. Amanda enjoys meeting new people, eating, music festivals, painting, camping, travelling and a back yard Barbie.










Capricorn Citizen Advocacy is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.