The Public Interest Advocacy Centre welcomes Edward Santow as its new Chief Executive Officer, commencing 11 October 2010.
Edward comes to PIAC from the University of NSW, where he was the Director of the Charter of Human Rights Project and Co-Director of the Terrorism and Law Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.
He was also a Senior Lecturer at UNSW, teaching Administrative, Constitutional, Human Rights and Public Law.
Edward has previously worked with the Australian Law Reform Commission and King & Wood Mallesons.
In 2004, he was appointed to a European Union-funded project investigating anti-discrimination legislation in Europe, North America and Australia.
His community and voluntary activities include the Vice Presidency of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service and membership of the Executive Committee of the Australian Human Rights Group. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Alliance for Justice Education.
In 2004, Edward was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW. He holds a Masters of Laws from the University of Cambridge in addition to degrees in law and arts from the University of Sydney.