Our people

Digital Rights Watch is nothing without the committed individuals who support our work. We’re very grateful to be a part of a strong digital rights movement in Australia and around the world.

The current board of Digital Rights Watch

Tim Singleton Norton
Tim is a specialist in political engagement and communication strategy. He has worked as a campaigner and advocate in a range of non-profit and charity organisations, and is currently Head of Campaigns for Save the Children Australia.
Nic Suzor
Deputy Chair
Dr Nicolas Suzor is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, a Chief Investigator of QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre. His research examines the peer economy, the governance of social networks, digital copyright, and knowledge commons. Nic is also the Legal Lead of the Creative Commons Australia project.
Amy Gray
Amy Gray is a Melbourne-based writer interested in feminism, popular and digital culture and parenting. Her work has appeared in the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC, ABC and others. She is also an occasional broadcaster on ABC, Radio Adelaide and 2UE.
Serina McDuff
Board member
Serina McDuff is Executive Officer at the Federation of Community Legal Centres, and has worked in a range of human rights and community engagement roles throughout the non-profit and legal sectors.
Rick Chen
Board member
Rick Chen is an entrepreneur and a social change maker with a strong focus on new media design. He is a proud UI/UX nerd, known for building good looking stuff that allow people to be lazy. Rick is a co-founder of Pozible.
Lizzie O'Shea
Board member
Lizzie is a human rights lawyer specialising in public interest litigation. She has worked with indigent prisoners on death row in the Deep South of the US and at the United Nations in Geneva. Lizzie is passionate about equality before the law and that the rule of law should be protected, particularly given the incursions on civil liberties that have become a staple part of the war on terror. She also believes a free press is a fundamental part of democracy.
Tom Sulston
Board member
Tom is a software delivery consultant for Thoughtworks Australia, working on continuous delivery, devops culture, and the psychology of failure. He also helps people secure their systems and data from unethical and illegal snooping.
Vanessa Toholka
Board member
Vanessa Toholka is a knowledge management consultant for PwC, Australia. She has over sixteen years experience working in content and digital strategy, across the public and private sectors. She is a technology commentator and radio broadcaster with Triple R’s weekly technology and computing show, Byte Into IT.
Angela Daly
Board member
Dr Angela Daly is Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Queensland University of Technology’s Faculty of Law and a research associate in the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society (Netherlands). She has expertise in the regulation of technology in Australia and the European Union. She has previously worked for Ofcom and the Electronic Frontier Foundation and been a board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation.

The Digital Rights Watch advisory council

Our advisory council is comprised of academics, activists and advisors. They support our work by providing their expertise and understanding of policy, research and advocacy. Advisory council members provide us with critical input, but are not responsible for and do not necessarily endorse the work or policy positions of Digital Rights Watch.

Our current advisory council members are:

  • Sarah Agar
  • Jessica Coates
  • Hayley Conway
  • Benedict Coyne
  • Christiane Gillespie-Jones
  • Jon Lawrence
  • Tama Leaver
  • Monique Mann
  • Adam Molnar
  • Nick Moriatis
  • George Newhouse
  • Xavier O’Halloran
  • David Paris
  • Kylie Pappalardo
  • Soung Takayama
  • Kim Weatherall
  • Asher Wolf