Chris Povey, Nominee of Justice Connect, LawRight and Justice NetSA
Chris Povey is the CEO of Justice Connect. He has worked for over 15 years with and for communities facing significant human rights issues including people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and mental health issues. He has worked in casework, policy and leadership roles with Tenants Victoria, Victoria Legal Aid, Consumer Action Law Centre, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and Justice Connect. Through his various roles Chris has seen first-hand the impact of innovative and data-driven legal help, tools and services to connect people and community groups with the help they need and make systemic changes that progress social justice. Chris currently serves on the boards of the Victorian Federation of Community Legal Centres and the Australian Pro Bono Centre, and is Deputy Chair of the NSW Legal Assistance Forum. He previously served on the board of the Council to Homeless Persons, and in 2010, travelled to England, Scotland, the US and Canada as a Churchill Fellow to improve tenancy sustainment for those at risk of homelessness.