Meet our leaders

Amnesty International is a democratic movement, answerable to our own members – not to any governments or political or donor interests. Our organisation has leadership tiers at an international, national and regional level, which enables our democratic and self-governing structure to work as powerfully as possible to make a lasting difference for human rights.
Meet Amnesty International Australia’s leaders, Board of Directors and Activism Leadership Committees,
with their many and varied areas of specialisation.

Amnesty Management Team

Meet Amnesty International Australia's management team.

Our Board

The National Board is our highest-decision making body and is elected bi-annually by members. The Board provides governance, leadership and stewardship as part of a global movement of human rights defenders. Learn more about how the Board is run.

Opportunity to join the National Board of Amnesty International Australia

Nominations will be accepted between 12 April and 3 May 2021

  • Director Candidate Brief
  • Self- assessment against National Board Attributes Statement for board candidates
  • Resume Guide
  • Please fill out and submit the below nomination form:

    2021 Board Nomination

    • Board Nominee Details

    • To check your membership number and validity, please call 1300 300 920 during business hours.
    • Nominator's Details

    • Seconding Nominator's Details

    • Consent and Confirmation

    • To submit your nomination for election to the Board of Amnesty International Australia, you must agree and confirm the below. Once you have submitted your nomination form, you will be sent a confirmation email, and a confirmation email will also be sent to your Nominator and Seconding Nominator in receipt of their nomination of you. The submitted form will be collected and reviewed by Amnesty International Australia to ensure that nominations are complete, correct and valid in line with our relevant policies and processes. We are only collecting, storing and using your details for the purposes of your nomination. Please email if you have any questions.

Activism Leadership Committees

7 people holding signs saying Defend Human Rights standing in front of a yellow Amnesty International Sign

Amnesty International Australia is divided into seven regions, loosely based on state and territory lines.  Every member of Amnesty International Australia is linked to a region, based on their postcode of residence.

Each region is led by an Activism Leadership Committee whose members are elected by the members linked to that region.

Activism Leadership Committees help motivate, coordinate and develop local human rights activism. They mentor and support activists and action groups, and participate in consultations on our vision, campaign priorities and policies.

Activism Leadership Committees have up to 12 members.  All Amnesty members are eligible to stand for election and to vote for their local Activism Leadership Committee. You can get in touch with your committee below.