meet the team

Serena Lillywhite - Transparency International Australia

SERENA LILLYWHITE

Chief Executive Officer
Serena is an experienced corporate accountability practitioner, researcher and advocate, with an extensive career in responsible business conduct. Her expertise includes governance, corruption, human rights, labour rights and land and resettlement issues. She has worked across the financial services, mining and garment and apparel sectors. 

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA

Transparency International Australia is the Australian national chapter of the international coalition against corruption, operating in over 100 countries. Our team focuses on promoting transparency and accountability in Australian politics and business.
Soo Chong
Soo Chong
Corporate Engagement Officer
Anna Griffin
Anna Griffin
National Project Officer- Mining
Hannah Clua-Saunders
Hannah Clua-Saunders
National Project Coordinator- Mining
Rie Law
Rie Law
Finance Clerk
Stephanie Ng
Stephanie Ng
National Project Officer- Mining
Amelia Pace
Amelia Pace
Executive Assistant

DR. NICOLE BIESKE

Head of Programme
Nicole leads the Accountable Mining programme. She has over 14 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in not-for-profits in International Non-Governmental Organisations and at the grassroots level.

ACCOUNTABLE MINING

Transparency International Australia also coordinates the global Accountable Mining programme, an international network of 20 Transparency International Chapters currently working together to improve transparency and accountability across the mining sector.
Lisa Caripis
Lisa Caripis
Research and Policy Manager
Alex Gruenewald
Alex Gruenewald
Country Projects Coordinator
Tegan Jux
Tegan Jux
Partnerships Coordinator
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Alex Lamb
Communications Coordinator
Barbara Lilly
Barbara Lilly
Programme Assistant
Prerna Mehrotra
Prerna Mehrotra
Country Projects Manager
Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie
Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie
Research and Policy Coordinator
Paola Rossi
Paola Rossi
Finance Assistant
Michelle Sabatino
Michelle Sabatino
Finance and Administration Manager

Serena Lillywhite

Serena Lillywhite is the Chief Executive Officer at Transparency International Australia.

Serena has had a 20-year career in responsible business conduct and is an experienced corporate accountability practitioner, researcher and advocate. Serena is well known for her work on the social dimensions of international business, particularly: governance, corruption, human rights, labour rights, resettlement and gender. This has included work in the financial services sector, mining and the garment and apparel sectors, and support to communities and civil society to secure their rights.

Serena is an experienced political lobbyist and communicator and has spent many years working to strengthen the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, among other corporate accountability mechanisms and performance standards.

Serena holds a Masters in International Business from The University of Melbourne, and has authored several corporate accountability publications. She has lived and worked in China and Cambodia, among other countries, and has also had an extensive career in the education sector.