Melbourne-based Lee Ann Basser is an experienced leader in the not-for-profit and tertiary education sectors.
A feminist and human rights lawyer, Lee Ann is passionate about improving the status of women and girls and effecting social change for vulnerable populations. Lee Ann has both board and management experience in these fields as well as being an internationally recognised legal scholar.
Lee Ann served on the inaugural boards of the Human Rights Law Centre and the New Israel Fund (Australia) as well as other governmental and not for profit organisations. She was a Reader and Associate Professor of Law at La Trobe University from 2004 – 2016 and served as the Associate Head of the Law School in 2015-2016.
In 2016, Lee Ann was appointed CEO to the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Victoria Inc where she oversaw the transformation of the organisation into a modern, professional not-for-profit. Her ability to work closely with boards and subcommittees on policy and planning is a testament to her collaborative and insightful approach.
Lee Ann is Chair of the Rozana Australia Board and Governance & Risk Board Committee.