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 2023 were open from 2 March 2023 - 26 March 2023.

Candidates for 2023 are: Fahima Ahmadi, Michael Dundon, Belinda Neal, Sophia Tsai, Anne Wright.


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.