Adam Laidlaw

Adam Laidlaw

Adam is chief executive of WaterAid in Australia.  Previously he was chief executive of ChildFund New Zealand. Adam is a board member on the Executive Committee of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and Amnesty International Australia’s Victorian Branch Committee.  Previous governance roles include chair of Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand and serving on the boards of Auckland Zoo and the New Zealand Council for International Development (CiD). Adam has a wealth of experience in the Australian, UK and New Zealand Third Sectors in governance, senior management, policy and campaigns, international programs and fundraising. Adam has specialised in international development, social justice, wildlife and environmental not-for-profit agencies. He has worked for the Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Comic Relief/Red Nose Day, Greenpeace and Auckland Grammar School. Adam holds a Master of International Law (University of Melbourne) and BA (Hons) Humanities.

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Busting for a world which is flush with clean dunnies

Busting for a world which is flush with clean dunnies

19 Nov 12 Feminism has become a big issue for Australians. Recently Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a blistering speech on misogyny, which…... Read more

Water everywhere, and still millions without sanitation

Water everywhere, and still millions without sanitation

22 Mar 12 Australians do not need to be told that today is World Water Day to remember that water is both a…... Read more

Imagine life without a toilet

Imagine life without a toilet

19 Nov 10 Sometimes we need to create a big stink to change people’s minds. I’d like to create a Big Stink. We…... Read more

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From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

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