Our people


Our staff

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Executive Director
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Policy & Advocacy Manager
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Aboriginal Legal Access Program Coordinator
Imogen Brackin
Office Manager
Ingrid Rikkert
Regional Accreditation Coordinator
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Data & Innovation Manager
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First Nations Cadetship Administrator
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Research & Communications Manager
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Media and Communications Officer
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Web Developer and ICT Project Officer

Our Financial Service team

The Community Legal Centres NSW Financial Service offers bookkeeping and other financial services to community organisations.

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Manager, Financial Service
Julie Robson
Assistant Manager, Financial Service
Kath Cooke
Senior Bookkeeper, Financial Service
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Senior Bookkeeper, Financial Service
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Bookkeeper, Financial Service
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Bookkeeper, Financial Service
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Bookkeeper, Financial Service
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Bookkeeper, Financial Service

To contact us, please email clcnsw@clcnsw.org.au or call 02 9212 7333.

Our board

Community Legal Centres NSW is governed by talented and dedicated board members with experience across the community legal centre sector.

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Deborah is Executive Officer at Central Coast Legal Centre. Originally from the UK, since moving to Australia she has worked across government and non-government agencies in the out of home care and homelessness sectors.
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Robert is the Executive Officer of Macarthur Legal Centre. He also teaches law at the University of Notre Dame and UTS. Robert was a solicitor in private practice for 20 years before he started working at Macarthur.
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Nicole is the Centre Manager for Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.
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Jilly is a Principal at Gilchrist Connell. Jilly has a focus on developing strategic solutions to address unmet legal need and support community legal centres and not-for-profits with advocacy and reform.
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Savi Manii is passionate about advising charities and not-for-profit organisations on a range of legal issues including governance, legal structure, employment, volunteer management and tax status.  Savi has worked for over eight years at Justice Connect and held various positions there including most recently as Manager of the Not-for-profit Law program. 
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Brian-John is a Solicitor with Seniors Rights Ltd. He has extensive legal and policy experience spanning over 25 years, across both Government and Private sectors. These include DFAT, Federal Court of Australia, Youth Koori Court and Redfern Legal Centre’s Health Justice Partnership. Brian-John has a particular interest in First Nation Justice and is passionate about social justice and equality.
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Kip is a lecturer in the School of Law at the University of New England. Kip’s centre of attention is disability legal issues and funding of community legal centres. He is the treasurer and long-standing member of North and Northwest Community Legal Service.
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Jonathon has been the CEO of Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) since August 2016. Jonathon has over 25 years’ experience working as a lawyer on social justice issues. He has practised in NSW and the Northern Territory in areas including discrimination and human rights, migration and refugee law, Aboriginal land rights, criminal law, and coronial inquests.
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Nina has been a solicitor since 2001 and is working remotely for the Far West Community Legal Centre. She has a passion for First Nations Justice, mental health, and all issues effecting isolated and remote families.
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Joanna has 13 years' experience in community legal centres and not-for-profits more broadly. Joanna is in-house as Senior Legal Counsel with Settlement Services International, and is on the Board of the Justice Support Centre. Previously, Joanna was a Principal Lawyer and Manager with Justice Connect. Joanna is passionate about social justice and human rights.