JONATHAN MEDDINGS - CHAIR
Jonathan Meddings is the author of The Final Cut: The truth about circumcision. A writer and human rights advocate from Melbourne, Jonathan has worked as a medical and science writer, co-authoring market-leading biology textbooks and authoring over a hundred medical fact sheets, and as a publisher of several print and digital science texts.
Jonathan holds a degree in medical science with honours, as well as an arts degree with majors in philosophy and politics. Experienced in policy and advocacy, good governance, and stakeholder engagement in the not-for-profit sector, Jonathan currently works as a public policy professional in the community health sector.
TIM ARKELL - SECRETARY
Tim is a collaborative family law practitioner and human rights lawyer practising in Queensland. A member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Tim holds a BSc (Newcastle) and Diploma in Law from Legal Profession Admission Board (NSW). He is a widower, proud dad and grandpa and lives on the Sunshine Coast. Tim has a strong focus on law reform and human rights and is a an active Intactivist and proud advocate for children without a voice.
MAX ROBERTS - TREASURER
Max lives in Melbourne and has a background in accounting. He is the Director of Intact Australia, a grassroots genital autonomy organisation working to end unnecessary genital cutting of minors. He is a passionate advocate for human rights, children’s rights, animal welfare and welfare of the under-privileged.
CAROLINE BAYER - DIRECTOR
Caroline is a Melbourne-based business development specialist. She has held senior roles across the environment, education and community heath sectors, and local and Commonwealth government departments. She currently works for an Indigenous community development organisation. Caroline is passionate about social justice, women’s rights and equality. She has a Diploma of Business, and is a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
CHRISTA BUCKLAND - DIRECTOR, EDUCATION
Christa is a mother of 3 boys, and is a doula, childbirth educator and university tutor. She holds a BHSc (Health Promotion) from Western Sydney University and is now embarking upon postgraduate research studies. She has a deep personal and professional interest in social justice, human rights, and advocacy for children and women. Christa lives in Sydney.
JESWYNN YOGARATNAM - DIRECTOR
Jeswynn has over 20 years’ experience in stakeholder engagement within tertiary education and law portfolios. His expertise in policy development is focussed on Climate Justice, Health Justice, Affordable Housing, Decarbonisation of the Built Environment, ‘Close the Gap’ programs/projects, and Corporations Law and Governance protocols that look at intersectional issues.
DAMIEN WILLIAMS - DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS
Damien grew up in country Western Australia and now lives in Sydney. He holds a BComm (Marketing & Management), and has worked in professional services marketing for over 15 years, which included a two year break to be a stay-at-home parent to his three children.
HUGH YOUNG - DIRECTOR, NEW ZEALAND
Hugh is a retired broadcaster/editor who has been active in Intactivism since the 1990s. He maintains The Intactivism Pages, www.circumstitions.com. He has presented four papers at International Symposia on genital autonomy. Hugh lives in Porirua, New Zealand.
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