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 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.

Process for Nominations for the National Board of Amnesty International Australia

Nominations for 2024 were open from 29 February 2024 until 17 March 2024.

Board candidates in 2024 are: Anton Bogdanovych, Jayne Christian, Ajoy Ghosh, Paul O’Neill, Sophia Tsai and Anne Wright.

Drew Pavlou has withdrawn his candidature.

  • Director Candidate Brief
  • Self-assessment against National Board Attributes Statement for board candidates (click here to download an editable Word version) – please email your completed self-assessment to by 17 March 2024 11:59pm AEDT
  • Resume Guide – please email your resume to by 17 March 2024 11:59pm AEDT
  • Nomination form (closed) – please complete and submit by 17 March 2024 11:59pm AEDT


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.