Anna Brown OAM, CEO (She/Her)

CEO Anna Brown’s fingerprints are on nearly every major reform for LGBTIQ+ people in recent years. She played a critical role in the campaign for marriage equality co-chairing the Equality Campaign and running the challenge to the postal plebiscite in the High Court.

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Ghassan Kassisieh, Legal Director (He/Him)

Legal Director Ghassan Kassisieh has been involved in over a decade of LGBTIQ advocacy alongside a commercial litigation career in Australia and overseas.

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Matthew Phillips, Engagement Director (He/Him)

Matthew is a strategist and communicator with over ten years’ experience in media relations, digital campaigning, political relations and policy engagement. Prior to joining Equality Australia, Matthew was the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Lord Mayor at the City of Sydney, Clover Moore. He has held senior roles in the humanitarian […]

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Travis Larcombe, Operations Coordinator (They/Them)

Travis Larcombe is an experienced multi-disciplinary professional who has worked extensively in non-profit and public sector organisations across program design, delivery and evaluation. They have previously worked for a number of large organisations including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, AusIndustry and GetUp! in campaigns, program delivery, public relations, policy and stakeholder engagement. Travis holds degree qualifications in Social Sciences, Community Welfare, Arts, and Media and Communications, and is experienced in Agile project management, human-centred design and systems thinking.

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Jackie Turner, Trans and Gender Diverse Campaigner [She/they]

Jackie is an organiser and campaigner who has spent the last 10 years working on climate and economic justice. Based in Sydney they are passionate about community power, developing leadership, and building movements that can win. Over the last few years she has lead national mobilisations and campaigns, trained hundreds of grassroots leaders, and helped […]

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Ymania Brown (she/her), Project Lead – Sydney World Pride Human Rights Conference Project

Brisbane based Ymania is Samoan by birth and is a proud Faa’fafine Trans Woman from the Pacific who has driven Pacific trans activism and in a number of countries. She spent nearly 20 years in corporate Australia as Head of Legal & HR for an IT Group in Sydney bringing with her a great mix […]

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Jacob White, Development and Partnerships Manager (He/Him)

Jacob's background is in operations, campaigning, and urban planning. Before working at Equality Australia, he worked for federal MPs in Canberra and has over ten years' experience in professional politics and grassroots organising.

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