Team

General Manager

Anika Baset

Anika Baset

Anika Baset is a lawyer specialising in public law and human rights. She is passionate about the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights and access to justice for marginalised communities. At present, her work is focused on the rights of people with disability and mental illness, including issues affecting vulnerable people under State guardianship and those facing compulsory treatment in detention. She has previously worked on economic and social rights issues as a legal aid lawyer, on children’s rights in the United Kingdom, at a war crimes trial in Cambodia and on environmental rights and conflict resolution in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, where she graduated with a university medal, and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.


Editor in Chief

Roselina Press

Roselina Press

Roselina Press (she/her) is an editor, writer and communications specialist. She currently works as the Director of Communications for Ellen Sandell, Leader of the Victorian Greens and the Victorian Greens MPs. She has also worked at the Human Rights Law Centre and Oxfam Australia, and held board positions at Right Now and Digital Rights Watch.

Roselina also co-edited the anthology Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights (2014), which was nominated for a Literature Award at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Awards.

She holds a Master of International Relations (First Class Hons) from the University of Melbourne.


Literary and Arts Editor

Stephen Zavitsanos

Stephen Zavitsanos 

Stephen Zavitsanos (he/him) is an editor and writer studying a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) at the University of Melbourne. He has read poetry for Frontier Poetry, edited non-fiction, reviews and creative for Farrago Magazine, and worked as an editorial intern for Red Room Poetry and Above Water Anthology. He is also the editor in chief of Unite Zine, an official fundraising not-for-profit magazine supporting Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. His poem ‘Sick of Siken’ was shortlisted for the Dorothy Porter Award for Poetry 2022.


Head of Investigations

Gina McColl

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Gina McColl is head of Investigations at Right Now, and founder of investigation agency The Tell and media consultancy Women’s Agency. Previously an award-winning journalist and editor at The Age, The Sunday Age and BRW,  and Investigative Journalism lecturer at the University of Melbourne, she played a leading role in editorial independence, gender equity, public broadcasting and law reform campaigns as a director of the Walkley Foundation, vice-president of journalists’ union MEAA, and at the ABC and Andrew Denton’s Go Gentle Australia. 


Marketing Managers

Corey Lisle

Corey Lisle
Corey leads marketing and promotion at Right Now. Prior to joining, Corey worked in a senior role in the digital marketing space for over four years. He has also been involved in political communications for over three years. Corey is a technology professional whose experience includes search marketing, programmatic marketing, funnel optimisation, digital communications, direct marketing, Scrum and analytics. Corey holds a Bachelor of Communication (Media) from RMIT and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University.

Leila Lois

Leila Lois
Leila Lois is a writer, dancer, curator and media specialist of Kurdish-Celtic origin, based on Wurundjeri land and raised in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Leila has had her stories, poetry and essays published in Australia, New Zealand and North America and curated several exhibitions and performances centring around ancestry and human rights.


Board Co-Chairs

Departing co-Chairs, Sophie Black and Siân Darling (2019 – 2024) are currently seeking a new chair and board members to lead Right Now. For more information and application details go here.

Sophie Black

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Sophie Black is a journalist, broadcaster, writer and editor with a focus on the environment, politics, media, the ongoing social effects of the pandemic, the internet and parenting in the end times. She writes long form, features and opinion for The Guardian and The Monthly and features regularly across ABC radio and TV. Sophie has worked in senior management across cultural and media organisations throughout her career to conceive, curate, launch and oversee numerous publications, editorial projects and programs. As the Wheeler Centre’s head of publishing she oversaw projects such as the Walkley award winning The Messenger podcast, mentoring scheme The Next Chapter and podcast incubation program Signal Boost. As editor-in-chief at Private Media she headed up titles such as Crikey, SmartCompany and Women’s Agenda and previous to that she was the editor of Crikey. She directed the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, sits on the board of Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism, and is co-chair of Right Now.

Siân Darling

Siân Darling

Siân Darling is an artist manager and creative impact strategist, also working as a curator and filmmaker. Siân works with One Louder Entertainment and represents artists Paul Kelly and Jess Hitchcock. She produced the charting Kev Carmody tribute album, Cannot Buy My Soul (2020 Edition) and in the same year founded the Museum of Inherited Memories. Sian’s drive to inspire empathy, along with her passion for social justice and the natural world, often brings her work to the intersection of arts and advocacy. She is a Creative Strategist with Groundswell and co-Chair of Right Now.


Secretary

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Garima Sharma

Garima is a human rights law graduate from the University of Melbourne and also holds a postgraduate diploma in human rights law from a premier law school in India. 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. Prior to becoming a Board member, Garima was working as a non-fiction editor with Right Now. She is an internationally trained lawyer and was a registered trademarks attorney with IP Australia. Garima currently works in a private university as a senior leader in academic management and compliance.


Treasurer

Katherine Sivieng

Katherine Sivieng

Katherine currently works as the Finance Director of Social Ventures Australia. Katherine is a finance professional whose experience includes accounting, audit, reporting, risk, operations and management. 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, storytelling and community in society. Her personal projects include co-founding, organising and teaching at community dance events. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce from the University of Sydney.