We’re excited to welcome Paige and Peter to the Amnesty board, and Alison and Dermot to our Senior Leadership team. Meet them here.
A big welcome to our two new board members, Paige Garland and Peter Kempster.
Paige is the new director/Regional Representative for Queensland/Northern NSW. She has over 20 years management and leadership expertise in the community sector. Paige is a proud Amnesty activist.
Peter joins the board as a director. He is an experienced director, and former CEO, with skills in financial and risk governance. He is a passionate supporter of human rights.
We’re also excited to share that Alison Gibbins and Dermot Ryan have been recruited to AIA’s Senior Leadership Team.
Alison Gibbins is joining us in the newly created role of Deputy National Director. She has over 20 years’ experience as a non-profit and public sector executive, including in social change campaigning, organisational strategy, communications and program management, with a focus on environmental issues.
“With the rise of intolerance across the world, we need to recommit to basic principles of human rights. For me, it’s the right time to work for an organisation that stands up for those values.”
Alison Gibbins, Amnesty’s new Deputy National Director
Alison has always been interested in the overlap between human rights and the environment as the two are so closely interrelated. On joining Amnesty, Alison said, “With the rise of intolerance across the world, we need to recommit to basic principles of human rights. For me, it’s the right time to work for an organisation that stands up for those values.”
Dermot Ryan has joined us as our new Head of External Affairs and National Director’s Office. He comes to us from the Transport Workers Union where he was Chief of Staff, and he has significant experience advising on media relations and lobbying for social change organisations.
Dermot has been a long time human rights advocate including campaigning against apartheid in South Africa, for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Marriage Equality in Ireland and for workers rights here in Australia.
Please join us in making Paige, Peter, Alison and Dermot welcome at Amnesty.