Human Rights Director, Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility
Dhakshayini is the Human Rights Director at the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility. She began her career as a civil engineer in the water industry. After realising that she wanted to apply her technical and problem-solving skills to big societal challenges, she worked for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Net Balance, Small Giants, and Foundation for Young Australians. Dhakshayini is also co-founder of a new start-up called Decolonised Design.
Tessa Boyd Caine
CEO, Health Justice Australia
Tessa has worked in health, criminal justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service. Tessa was inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholar in Nonprofit Leadership. She is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course and is on the Board of Gondwana Choirs. Her PhD, Protecting the Public: Detention and Release of Mentally Disordered Offenders, was published in book form by Routledge.
Hugh de Kretser
Executive Director, Human Rights Law Centre
Hugh was appointed the Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre in 2013, after serving on its board since founding. Hugh currently serves as a Director of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Melbourne Law School. He has previously served as Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, a board member of the National Association of Community Legal Centres and a governance committee member for knowmore.