The board of Digital Rights Watch

Tim Singleton Norton
Chair

Tim is a specialist in political engagement and communication strategy. He has worked as a campaigns and advocacy manager in a range of non-profit and charity organisations, in sectors including international development, environment, unions and human rights. Tim is currently Australian Communications Manager for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Nic Suzor
Deputy Chair

Associate Professor Nicolas Suzor researches the regulation of networked society. He is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow at the Law School at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and a Chief Investigator of QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre. Nic is also the Legal Lead of the Creative Commons Australia project.

Lizzie O'Shea
Secretary

Lizzie is a human rights lawyer specialising in public interest litigation. Lizzie has local and international experience in a wide array of court jurisdictions, and 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. In 2019, Lizzie received the Human Rights Hero Award for her work campaigning against Australia's encryption laws.

David Paris
Board member

For more than a decade, David has worked on communications and digital rights policy issues. David trains journalists and activists on digital security, and has campaigned for political parties and not-for-profit organizations working on climate change, refugee rights, LGBTQIA+ equality, income inequality, corporate tax evasion and other social justice and environmental issues.

Vanessa Toholka
Board member
Vanessa Toholka is National Knowledge Lead for Consulting 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.
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.
Lilly Ryan
Board member

Lilly Ryan is a digital security consultant and public speaker. She specialises in web application security, privacy education, and the history of technology-related issues, bringing these topics to an international audience. Lilly believes in the power of consumer and tech worker action to help the technology industry better serve the people it affects.

Roselina Press
Board member

Roselina Press is a writer, editor and communications specialist, currently working at the Human Rights Law Centre on digital engagement and communications. She is also a board member at Right Now, an Australian human rights media organisation, where from 2014-2018 she served as editor-in-chief.

Sam de Silva
Board member

Sam is a Senior Advisor with Internews and has experience working in the tech startup industry in Australia and around the world. His specialist skills include building communities and startup/tech ecosystems and social innovation.

Past board members include: Amy Gray, Chris Berg, Nick Jaffe, Rick Chenn, Suzy Wood, Angela Daly, Serina McDuff.

Volunteers: Erin Farley (media).