Our board

Tony Briffa

Tony Briffa JP – Director, Co-Executive Director

Tony Briffa was elected to the position of co-chair in November 2015, alongside Morgan Carpenter, after serving as vice-president. Tony is one of Australia’s first intersex advocates, appearing on 60 Minutes in 2000 and 2005, and published in Nature in 2004. Tony more recently presented a statement to the UN Human Rights Council, in 2014. Tony is also a councillor of Hobsons Bay in Melbourne, the first openly intersex person elected to public office and the world’s first openly intersex Mayor. An aviation engineer and specialist, Tony is a former president of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia (AISSGA), current vice-president of the AISSGA, a member of current and previous Victorian Ministerial Advisory Groups on LGBTI issues, and a board member of ILGA Oceania. Tony speaks nationally and internationally and has appeared on television, radio, magazines and newspapers discussing intersex human rights.

Morgan Carpenter

Morgan Carpenter – Director, Co-Executive Director

Morgan Carpenter was elected to the role of president in 2013 and joined Tony Briffa as co-chair from November 2015. A founding director, Morgan was diagnosed late, followed by multiple so-called “normalising” surgeries. Morgan wrote our submissions to Senate inquiries on anti-discrimination legislation, and involuntary or coerced sterilisation, and also participated in hearings on those inquiries. Morgan participated in the first intersex expert meeting, organised by the UN. He was an expert and drafting committee member for a supplement to the Yogyakarta Principles in 2017. He is an advisor to the first Intersex Human Rights Fund, managed by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, a founder of the independent Intersex Day project and a consultant to GATE. Morgan is also a PhD Candidate in Bioethics at Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney, and a member of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law.

Candice Cody

Candice Cody – Director

Appointed during 2014, Candice was previously a founding member of the not-for-profit XXY Brain Trust, registered in the USA as Beyond XXY Inc. She has also been the manager of an online community for XXY people.

Alex David

Alex David – Secretary

Alex was born with an ambiguous sex and raised as female until age 18 at which time Alex was told of their intersex status and then realigned to male. Alex now identifies as gender non-binary. In recent years, Alex has gradually been getting more involved in activism for intersex people and LGBTIQA communities in general. Alex is also currently studying at the University of New England. Alex joined the board in July 2015.