Meet Our CEO, Aleta Moriarty

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Board and staff are delighted to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Aleta Moriarty.

Aleta comes to HRAFF with a 20-year career spanning international development, human rights, gender equality, business ethics and the arts.

Aleta comes from her role as Ethics and Sustainability Manager at Cotton On Group where she managed the company’s ethics and sustainability initiatives. She brings a deep understanding of international affairs and human rights to HRAFF, with over eight years’ experience in the multilateral agencies, the United Nations and World Bank, the latter where she managed the regional gender portfolio. Her work in women’s rights continued in her role with the International Women’s Development Agency in 2014, working in the area of women’s civil and political participation.

Aleta’s knowledge of business and human rights was recognized through her selection to the Government’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Aleta has an extensive knowledge of the Arts, having worked in journalism, publishing and she is the author of six books. She has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Cambridge

“We are honoured to welcome such an accomplished and committed human rights leader to the Festival staff,” said Board Chair Ms Evelyn Tadros.

Welcoming Ms Moriarty, Ms Tadros recognised Aleta’s passion for human rights, coupled with her national and international corporate leadership experience as an inspiring combination.

On accepting the role, Ms Moriarty said she was extremely proud to take up the position of CEO with the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

“I am really excited to be working for an organization that has made such a significant contribution in creating awareness of human rights in Australia.”

Aleta commenced work on 8 August 2017.

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