DTP Board and Advisory Council



Founder & Patron: HE Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate and Former President, Timor Leste



Co-founder: Emeritus Professor Garth Nettheim AO, 1933-2018



Board Members:


Professor David Dixon (Chair)
Former Dean, Faculty of Law University of New South Wales

Dr Caroline Aebersold (Deputy Chair)
Director, Management Consulting, KPMG
BA BA/BSc (Hons) SJD (Human Rights Law)


Michael Do Rozario (Deputy Chair)
Partner - Litigation Division, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney 

Associate Professor Dr Philip Chung 
Executive Director, Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

Dr John Pace
Former Secretary to the UN Commission on Human Rights
International Consultant on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Professor Andrew Byrnes
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

Suwanee Dharmalingam BCom LLB
Associate Director – Macquarie Private Bank
Non-executive director Center for Eye Research Australia
Member of Responsible Investment Association Australasia


Professor Justine Nolan
Professor, Faculty of Law,  UNSW Sydney; Visiting Professorial Scholar at NYU's Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

Ken Woo
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia

Brynn O'Brien
Executive Director, Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR)

James Fitzgerald
Counsel and Strategy Lead for Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility Inc (ACCR), and Strategy Lead for Original Power Ltd.


Emeritus Prof Paul Redmond AM

Sir Gerard Brennan Professor, University of Technology Sydney; Former Dean, Faculty of Law UNSW; Former Chair & Board Member, DTP 

Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Retired Judge of the High Court of Australia

Prof Hilary Charlesworth AM FASSA

Melbourne Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne

Prof Julian Disney AO

Director, The Social Justice Project UNSW; Chairperson, Australian Press Council; Former President, International Council on Social Welfare

Prof Mick Dodson AM FASSA

Director, ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies; Former Chairperson, Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; 2009 Australian of the Year

Dr Elizabeth Evatt AC

Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists; Former Member, UN Human Rights Committee

Prof Marcia Langton AM

Academic, Melbourne School of Populatio & Global Health, University of Melbourne

Mr Pat Walsh AM

Human Rights Consultant; Former Secretary of CAVR, East Timor; Former Human Rights Director, Australian Council for Overseas Aid

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HE José Ramos-Horta

Founder and Patron; Nobel Peace Laureate; Former President of Timor Leste

Dr Philip Alston

Professor of International Law, New York University; UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights 

Emeritus Prof Vitit Muntabhorn

Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; UN Independent Expert on Violence & Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Mr Ravi Nair

Director, South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, New Delhi

Professor Michael O’Flaherty

Director, European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)

Mr Lopeti Senituli

CEO, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tonga; Former Senior Advisor, Prime Minister of Tonga

Ms Vicki Tauli-Corpuz

Special Rapporteur, Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Director, Tebtebba Foundation - Philippines

Dr Hendardi

Executive Director, PBHI, Indonesia

Mr Basil Fernando

Human Rights Activist, Jurist & Author

Mr Somchai Homloar

Human Rights Lawyer; Executive Director, Asian Institute for Human Rights

Hon Motarilavoa Hilda Lini

Former Director, Pacific Concerns Resource Centre