Our Board of Directors
Redfern Legal Centre is a company limited by guarantee. It has a Board of six elected directors who delegate responsibility for day-to-day management of the Centre to the Chief Executive Officer.
Amy Munro (Chair)
Amy Munro is a barrister practising from Eleven Wentworth in Sydney. She has a wide-ranging commercial and public law practice. Prior to being called to the Bar, Amy was a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at Mallesons. Amy began her association with RLC as a volunteer in 2002, moving on to become a Tenant Advocate with the Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service and the Project Manager of the Share Housing Survival Guide. Amy was elected to the Board in 2010 and continues to act as a volunteer with the Centre.
Tamara Sims (Secretary)
Tamara Sims is a lawyer in Gilbert + Tobin’s Pro Bono practice. Her practice covers human rights, administrative law, discrimination, native title, victim compensation, tenancy, guardianship, refugee claims and Aboriginal Stolen Wage matters. Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Tamara worked in the community legal sector practising criminal law, undertaking policy and law reform work and community legal education particularly in matters involving people with intellectual disability. Tamara first became involved with RLC as a volunteer legal assistant, then worked with the Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service and the Inner Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service before becoming a Director.
Peter Stapleton, a retired partner of Ashurst, remains active in social justice. Peter was instrumental in establishing Blake Dawson Waldron's (now Ashurst) national pro bono practice. Peter was initially involved with Redfern Legal Centre as a volunteer when it was established. Peter was Chair of RLC for a number of years. Despite his grey hairs, Peter still seeks to assist the Centre achieve its primary goal of helping disadvantaged persons to access justice. Peter is a Director of Aboriginal Legal Services NSW/ACT and is the Chairman of the National Pro Bono Resource Centre. Peter was awarded the Justice Medal in 2006.
Kristin Van Barneveld
Kristin began volunteering at RLC in 2005 as a student and went on to provide evening advice as a solicitor on employment matters. Kristin has been a Director since 2006. After many years working at the University of Sydney, Kristin has since worked for various unions providing legal, industrial and policy advice. Kristin is currently Director of Policy and Research at the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU).
Sally Giblin is a Senior Manager at PwC Experience Centre, where she consults on customer experience to government, corporate and not-for-profit clients. With multi-disciplinary experience across corporate (PwC’s Experience Centre, David Jones), not-for-profit (Young UN Women Australia, Caritas Australia), and social enterprise (40K Group), Sally has particular interests in customer experience design, design thinking, shared value, social justice, social impact and social innovation.
Alison Aggarwal is currently a Principal Adviser/Manager at the Australian Human Rights Commission, working on the Australian Defence Force Cultural Reform. Previously she was the Principal Adviser to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, and she has also worked as a senior policy officer with the Social Justice Unit at the Australian Human Rights Commission. Prior to that she has worked on advocacy, law reform, policy and human rights issues with community legal centres in Australia and women’s human rights NGOs in the Asia Pacific region. She has provided human rights training at the local, national and regional level.