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Sophie Black is Head of Publishing at the Wheeler Centre where she has worked on projects such as the new national writers scheme The Next Chapter, The Messenger podcast (Grand Trophy and two Gold Medals, New York Festivals Radio Awards 2017; UNAA Media Award for Best Radio Documentary; Walkley Award for Radio/Audio Feature; Australian Human Rights Commission Media Award) and the ABC Radio National program Talkfest. Previously she was Editor in Chief at Private Media, where she headed up titles such as Crikey, Women’s Agenda, Daily Review and SmartCompany. In 2013 she delivered the Adelaide Festival of Ideas as Director. She sits on the advisory board for Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism and is the former editor of Crikey. Sophie regularly appears on ABC local radio and television and Melbourne’s Triple R and most recently as a regular panelist on ABC TV’s Screen Time.
Siân Darling is an artist, documentarian, and development manager. Siân’s unique skill-set with roots in art and activism, feeds into her governance and managerial roles in the NFP and MNC sectors.
Siân currently works as an artist manager with One Louder Entertainment for songwriters Uncle Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly. In 2020, Siân produced the Kev Carmody tribute album, ‘Cannot Buy My Soul 2020 Edition’, a charting album of Aborignal truth-telling in 42 songs sung by some of Australia’s greatest talents. Siân does ongoing work with Kimberley legend, Uncle Sam Lovell, documenting his life and building the Sam Lovell Collection at the State Library of WA.
Siân has produced and directed a collection of documentary and music videos and held a variety of roles, including Business Development Manager at Art Guide Australia, General Manager at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Community Facilitator with Good Beginnings Australia during its merger with Save the Children.
As co-chair of Right Now Inc. Siân is devoted to the integrity of Australia’s independent media dedicated to human rights.
Garima graduated from the University of Melbourne with a major in human rights law. She is passionate about the rights of women and children, and her research interests revolve around gender equality and social justice in general, and sexual abuse of vulnerable women in particular. In addition to being Right Now’s Secretary, she is a writer working in academic services.
Katherine is a finance professional with over 16 years of experience across a range of financial fields including external and internal audit, regulatory reporting, risk management, accounting and operations. Katherine currently works as the Finance Manager at SVA. She has previously worked at the Sydney Opera House and Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as well at Deloitte in Sydney and the Royal Bank of Scotland in London.
Katherine is passionate about the role of the Arts, story-telling and community in society. Her personal projects include co-founding and organising community dance events.
She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce from the University of Sydney.
Glen works at the intersection of technology and social justice. Currently dividing his time between his role as Head of Digital Strategy at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and his masters studies at the 3A Institute at ANU. He was previously Managing Director of SumOfUs.org and co-founder of Australian Progress.
Currently based in Narrm/Melbourne, Kimberley is a proud Yawuru, Bardi and Kija woman from Broome, WA. In her drive to tell stories that are truthful, impactful and celebrate the strength and resilience of First Nations people, Kimberley has worked as a researcher, writer, director and producer for both television and documentary film. She is currently working on a new ABC series titled ‘Back to Nature’ hosted by actor Aaron Pederson and writer Holly Ringland. Kimberley has held a variety of roles in the community not-for-profit sector including Reconciliation WA and the Wirrapanda Foundation and is currently a member of the National NAIDOC Committee. In 2016, she was selected to train and run the New York City Marathon as part of the Indigenous Marathon Project. Kimberley’s diverse work and passion for telling stories is informed by her connections and relationships with communities across the Country.
Martin has a BA and MA in English literature from Cambridge University and an MA in Communications from RMIT University. He left England in 1987 and lived, worked and traveled around the world before migrating to Australia in 1997. He worked for Lonely Planet from 1999 to 2020 in numerous roles, including seven years as Editorial Manager. A road accident in 2010 left him a quadriplegic. He was Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Manager & Editorial Adviser from 2013 to 2020, in which role he published a number of accessible travel titles, including the world’s largest collection of Accessible Travel Online Resources. His most recent publication was an Accessible Travel Phrasebook, featuring disability-specific words and phrases in 35 languages. Since 2014 he has become a regular speaker at travel conferences around the world, including several UNWTO events, as well as a speaker and facilitator at local accessible tourism events.
For the last three years he has served as chair of the board of IDEAS, a NSW-based nonprofit providing information to and advocacy services for the disability communities throughout Australia. He was appointed to the Victorian Disability Advisory Council in October 2019. He is also a founding member and on the steering committee of the Melbourne-based Spinal Cord Injury Network of Professionals.
Jez is a specialist in nonprofit management, operations and fundraising, and is currently Supporter Engagement Director at Amnesty International Australia. Prior to joining Amnesty, Jez held leadership, fundraising, community engagement and communications roles at One Girl, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Oxfam Australia. Jez has also been a board member and the Chair for Diaspora Action Australia, and was a staff-elected non-voting member of the Oxfam Australia board.
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Roselina Press is the Director of Communications and Digital Campaigns for the Victorian Greens MPs. She has also worked at the Human Rights Law Centre, Oxfam Australia and the University of Melbourne.
She was the Editor-in-Chief of Right Now from 2014-2018. She co-edited the anthology Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights (published by Right Now in 2014), which was nominated for a Literature Award at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Awards.