Anna has been with the ALA since January 2016. She manages the daily aspects of the ALA’s federal policy and advocacy activities and provides legal and policy advice as needed. Anna has a long history of working in public interest advocacy in both a domestic and international context.
Before joining the ALA, Anna worked as a personal injury lawyer, assisting survivors of historical child abuse achieve justice for what they had suffered. She also worked with survivors of abuse in Kenya, collecting evidence for a class action against the British Government in the Mau Mau case. While living in London she worked in competition law for a corporate firm and has also worked for the Attorney General’s Department in Australia.
Anna has also worked in advocacy on the international stage, providing legal and policy advice and conducting advocacy for Amnesty International in their work at the United Nations in Geneva and New York. This involved working closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights expert human rights mechanisms.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Laws with honours and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in history and politics, from the Australian National University. She was admitted to practise as a solicitor in Victoria in 2007 and holds a current NSW Practising Certificate.
She completed her master’s in law, focusing on international law and human rights, at the University of New South Wales in late 2016.