Meet our leaders
Amnesty Management Team
Meet Amnesty International Australia's management team.
Emmanuel Tsakis - MBA, CPA, BBus, GAICD
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.
Saras Suresh Kumar
Opportunity to join the National Board of Amnesty International Australia
Nominations were open from 4 - 18 March 2022 and are now closed.
- Director Candidate Brief
- Self-assessment against National Board Attributes Statement for board candidates (click to download an editable Word version)
- Resume Guide
- Nomination form
Board candidates for 2022: Lisa Annese, Brad Chilcott, Margaret O’Donnell, Susan Harris Rimmer, Terence Jeyaretnam, Belinda Neal, Mario Santos, Anne Wright and Alan Wu.
Activism Leadership Committees
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.