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The GetUp Board

The GetUp Board works with the GetUp team and members to set the movement's strategy. It also manages the organisation's finances, legal compliance and risks.

  • Phil Ireland

    Phil Ireland

    Chair

    Phil is a campaigner, organiser and writer. He is currently the Managing Director for the Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN), which serves some of the world's largest progressive digital campaigning organisations. His previous experience cuts across a range of progressive campaigning organisations, including heading up the general election work of 38 Degrees in the UK advising new movement incubations including The Syria Campaign and HereNow, serving as the Director of Operations United Voice NSW and coordinating the climate change advocacy of Oxfam Australia. Phil holds a Ph.D. in climate change and development and has authored several peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters and articles in the public media.

  • Sara Saleh

    Sara Saleh

    Sara is an Arab-Australian human rights and refugee advocate, grassroots activist and creative artist. Her belief in the power of storytelling has taken her from a decade-long career working with NGOs like Amnesty International Australia, to performing her poetry locally and internationally. Sara regularly speaks and writes on human rights, refugees, Palestine, and the politics of language and identity, and has been published across national media. A 2015 Australian Poetry Slam State Finalist, Sara co-founded the Dubai Poetry Slam and began co-organising the hugely popular The Dirty Thirty global online poetry platform. Several of Sara's poetry pieces have been published in the 2013 BPS Poetry Anthology "The Last Conversation", and the 2014 edition, "On Second Thought" as well as the first Dirty Thirty Anthology 2015. A recent Masters of Human Rights Law graduate and Affinity's 2013 Youth of the Year for her activism, Sara spends her nights working on her new social enterprise, ReBOOKS, dedicated to improving refugee literacy in Australia, and is also a Board Member of WestWords.

  • Alex Rafalowicz

    Alex Rafalowicz

    Alex is the movement strategist at the Climate Action Network of Australia. He comes from working with international climate justice coalitions, including assisting in the founding and coordination of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice. He has experience working on strategy, policy, and digital campaigns in Australian and international fora including in setting up Australia's top-ranked NationBuilder development agency "Code Nation'. He helped found the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, led GetUp's electoral enrolment campaign in 2010, and has worked with several Australian politicians on strategy and communications.

  • Lyn Goldsworthy AM

    Lyn Goldsworthy AM

    Lyn Goldsworthy AM is an experienced environmental activist and trainer who has worked on global and local issue, in Australia, Europe, Pacific and Asia. She was awarded the Order of Australia (Member) for her work in conservation and environment, and the New Zealand Antarctic Trophy for her role in achieving a ban on mining in the Antarctic. She has extensive experience in assisting not-for-profit organisations harness effectiveness and efficiency and has served on several boards. She is currently the Executive Officer of the Frank Fenner Foundation which works to promote healthy people in harmony with and respectful of a healthy planet.

  • Min Guo

    Min Guo

    Min is a Victorian barrister. His areas of practice include class actions, human rights, immigration and freedom of information. He also has a research focus in issues relating to access to justice, examining asymmetric power structures in both the civil and criminal justice systems.

  • Carla McGrath

    Carla McGrath

    Carla is a proud Indigenous Australian woman whose family comes from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. Raised on the Australian mainland, Carla retains strong family and community ties to the Torres Strait. Carla brings a wealth of experience in Indigenous public policy and leadership, having worked as Head of Sustainability at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), Relationship Manager at AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience), Co-Chair of the Management Committee of the NSW Reconciliation Council, Vice Chair of AYAC (Australian Youth Affairs Coalition), Board Director of Flashpoint Labs and the George Hicks Foundation, Member of the AIME Corporation and Member of The Smith Family Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel. Carla is a Board Director of Shared Path Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation and a Delegate to the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples.

  • Daniel Stone

    Daniel is an experienced social justice advocate, having worked on a number of national, state and local progressive campaigns. He specialises in data led campaign communication and media production - with a focus on developing digital, video graphic tools that engage and move people to action.

  • Stephen Monk

    Stephen is an IT entrepreneur with several successful consulting and product businesses in the UK and Australia. Within these organisations he provides technical leadership, strategic direction and financial management. He's a software developer at heart, and now spends most of this time working with large enterprises to help their staff embrace new technology and become more digitally savvy.