We are delighted that Jonathon Hunyor will be the new CEO of PIAC, replacing Edward Santow, who is leaving the organisation on 30 June to become the Australian Human Rights Commissioner.
Jonathon comes to PIAC from the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, where he has been the Principal Legal Officer for more than six years. He was previously the Director of Legal Services at the Australian Human Rights Commission and has worked as a lawyer with the Central Land Council in Alice Springs and the NT Legal Aid Commission in Darwin.
Jonathon is a University Fellow at Charles Darwin University and lectured in Discrimination and the Law at the University of NSW between 2006 and 2010. He has published articles in academic and professional journals on a range of topics including criminal law, refugee law, coronial law, native title, discrimination and human rights.
‘Jonathon brings outstanding legal experience and demonstrated commitment to social justice to PIAC,’ said the Chair of the PIAC Board, Ralph Pliner.
‘On behalf of the PIAC board, I warmly welcome Jonathon to the organisation. I look forward to working with him when he starts on 16 August,’ Ralph Pliner said.
Current CEO, Edward Santow, also welcomed Jonathon Hunyor’s appointment.
‘Jonathon is a real leader in human rights and social justice in Australia. Jonathon stands out for his humane commitment to addressing practical disadvantage, through excellent legal and broader advocacy,’ Edward Santow said.
‘I am thrilled that Jonathon will be PIAC’s next CEO. I look forward to working with him in my new role,’ Edward Santow said.