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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 a documentarian, artist, and business development manager. She utilizes her creative roles to support and promote human and environmental rights. Siân’s unique skill-set feeds into her governance and managerial roles in the NFP and MNC sector.
Siân currently works with One Louder Entertainment while maintaining her freelance practice. Siân’s creative work and NFP campaigning is published and exhibited internationally. She has held a variety of roles, including the 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 developing independent media and arts dedicated to human rights in Australia.
Joel is a Director in Deloitte’s Social Impact Consulting Practice with 18 years of leadership, strategic, operational, financial and program management experience. He has worked across social impact, financial services, management consulting and consumer goods sectors for a number of leading organisations including Small Giants (impact investment), ANZ Banking Corporation, A.T. Kearney and Procter & Gamble across Australia, Asia and Western Europe. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from Swinburne University and Bachelor’s Degree in Business & IT. He is also a board member of Gowrie Victoria.
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.
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 Digital Campaigns and Communications 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.