Our staff

Staff, November 2019

Staff as on 17 November 2019: Florin, Morgan and Tony, in Hobsons Bay

From December 2016, we have two joint and philanthropically-funded co-executive directors, each paid to work on a part-time basis: Morgan Carpenter and Tony Briffa. Florin Douglas joined us on a one-year part-time contract in November 2019, funded by the Victorian government, and departed with our thanks in November 2020.

Morgan Carpenter

Morgan Carpenter JP – 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 the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 in 2017. He is a founder of the independent Intersex Day project and formerly a consultant to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and GATE, and a consultant or advisory group member for the World Health Organization, Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Bureau of Statistics, ACT government, NSW Health, and other bodies. Morgan is also a graduate and PhD candidate in bioethics at Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney, and a member of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law. Morgan is a Justice of the Peace in NSW. Photo: Mark Dickson.

Tony Briffa

Tony Briffa JP – 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. She 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 Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) (also known as AISSGA), current vice-president of IPSA, a member of current and previous Victorian Ministerial Advisory Groups on LGBTI issues, a board member of ILGA Oceania and chair of the intersex committee of ILGA World. Tony speaks nationally and internationally and has appeared on television, radio, magazines and newspapers discussing intersex human rights. Tony is a Justice of the Peace and former Bail Justice in Victoria.