Our staff

HUGH DE KRETSER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 

(03) 8636 4450
EMAIL: Hugh de Kretser
@HughdeKretser

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EMILY HOWIE
LEGAL DIRECTOR

(03) 8593 4791
EMAIL: Emily Howie
@EmilyHowie

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RUTH BARSON
LEGAL DIRECTOR

(03) 8636 4450
EMAIL: Ruth Barson
@RuthHRLC

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KEREN ADAMS
LEGAL DIRECTOR

(03) 8636 4433
EMAIL: Keren Adams
@kerenHRLC

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KATIE ROBERTSON
LEGAL DIRECTOR

(03) 9900 0064 
EMAIL: Katie Robertson
@KatieHRLC

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EDWINA MACDONALD
LEGAL DIRECTOR

(02) 8599 2184
EMAIL: Edwina MacDonald
@edwinamacdonald

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MICHELLE BENNETT
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

0419 100 519
EMAIL: Michelle Bennett
@mm_bennett

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TOM CLARKE
CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR

0422 545 763
EMAIL: Tom Clarke
@TomHRLC 

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LEE CARNIE
SENIOR LAWYER                               
(03) 8636 4498
EMAIL: Lee Carnie
@LeeJCarnie

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ADRIANNE WALTERS
SENIOR LAWYER

(03) 8636 4451
EMAIL: Adrianne Walters
@AdrianneHRLC 

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SHAHLEENA MUSK
SENIOR LAWYER

(03) 8636 4406
EMAIL: Shahleena Musk
@musk_shah

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FREYA DINSHAW
SENIOR LAWYER

(03) 8636 4483
EMAIL: Freya Dinshaw
@FreyaHRLC

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DAVID BURKE
SENIOR LAWYER

(03) 9002 4482
EMAIL: David Burke
@DavidHRLC

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ARIF HUSSEIN
LAWYER

(02) 8599 2112
EMAIL: Arif Hussein
@ArifHRLC

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MONIQUE HURLEY
LAWYER

(03) 8636 4495
EMAIL: Monique Hurley
@monique_hurley 

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RACHEL RICHMOND
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

(03) 8636 4488
EMAIL: Rachel Richmond
@RachelHRLC

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ANNA FORDYCE
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

(03) 8636 4454
EMAIL: Anna Fordyce
@Anna_Fordyce

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DANIEL WEBB
DIRECTOR OF LEGAL ADVOCACY
Currently on leave of absence

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MARTA ZAJAC
FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS OFFICER

EMAIL: Marta Zajac

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Secondee Lawyers

The Human Rights Law Centre is provided with valuable support by some of Australia’s leading commercial law firms through the secondment of pro bono lawyers. Since 2006, the HRLC’s secondee lawyers have included the following.

2019

Jordan Tsirimokos – Ashurst
Anna Lane – MinterEllison

2018

Geordie Bundock-Livingston – Ashurst
Angela Chen – Ashurst

2017

Aimee Cooper – Victorian Legal Aid
David Bourke – Lander & Rogers
Ivy Keane – Ashurst

2016

Kelly Butler – King & Wood Mallesons
Chloe Gall – Ashurst
Tal Shmerling – King & Wood Mallesons

2015

Amy Frew – Community Legal Centre Graduate Lawyer Scheme
Emma Newnham – King & Wood Mallesons

2014

Rhys Ryan – King & Wood Mallesons
Louise Brown – King & Wood Mallesons
Ashlea Hawkins – Lander & Rogers

2013

Rowan Minson – King & Wood Mallesons
Madeleine Forster – DLA Piper
Emily Christie – DLA Piper

2012

Richard Griffin – Lander & Rogers
Emily Brott – King & Wood Mallesons
Gavan Blau – Lander & Rogers
Emma Purdue – Lander & Rogers

2011

Michael Griffith – Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Heath Paynter – Russell Kennedy
Zara Durnan – Lander & Rogers
Meg O’Brien – Mallesons Stephen Jaques

2010

Jacqui Bell – Blake Dawson
Megan Fitzgerald – Lander & Rogers
Susanna Kirpichnikov – Lander & Rogers
Michael Dunstan – Mallesons Stephen Jaques

2009

Prabha Nandagopal – DLA Phillips Fox
Melissa Gundrill – Clayton Utz
Victoria Edwards – Freehills
Helen Conrad – Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Maryam Minai – Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Jessica Zikman – Lander & Rogers

2008

Melanie Schleiger – Lander & Rogers
Phoebe Knowles – Minter Ellison

2006/7

Ben Schokman – Allens Arthur Robinson

2006

Waleed Aly – Maddocks


Administration and Finances

The Human Rights Law Centre is provided with bookkeeping, accountancy and administrative services by Justice Connect.