Meet our leaders

Amnesty International is a democratic movement, answerable to our own impassioned members – not to any governments or political or donor interests. Our organisation has leadership tiers at an international, national and branch 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 Branch Committees,
with their many and varied areas of specialisation.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Meet Amnesty International Australia's leadership 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.

Branch Committees

Branch Presidents
© Emma Davies Photography / The Amnesty International Branch Presidents

Amnesty has seven regional branches, each led by a Branch Committee comprised of our members. Branch Committees are elected at regional Branch Annual General Meetings (BAGM) and hold the leadership and governance responsibilities in the regions.

Branch 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.

Branch Committees have up to 12 members, including a Regional Representative who is also a member of the National Board. All Amnesty members are eligible to stand for election and to vote for their local Branch Committee. You can get in touch with your committee through your local action centre.

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