Executive Director of ActionAid Australia, Michelle Higelin
Michelle Higelin is the Executive Director of ActionAid Australia. She has more than two decades of experience working to advance women’s rights in Australia and internationally, including as the former Deputy General Secretary of one of the largest women’s rights movement globally, the World YWCA. Michelle has served on global advisory groups to the United Nations Population Fund and the World Food Programme, and convened the NGO Working Group on Peace at the United Nations in Geneva. For the past seven years Michelle has worked with ActionAid, driving gender transformative development and humanitarian programming. Michelle has a Master of International Relations and a BA in Communications.