Gabriela Christian-Hare, CEO of the Australian Pro Bono Centre
Gabriela Christian-Hare is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pro Bono Centre. She was formerly Head of Policy & Strategy at the Centre for two years.
Previously, Gabriela practised law with Clayton Utz in Sydney, Linklaters in London and Tokyo, and as in-house counsel for the investment bank, Nomura International. Mid-career, she decided to dedicate her career to social justice and moved from the City of London to work in the field for UNHCR in Damascus. She was then appointed Special Advisor to Head of Mission of Tony Blair’s Office of the Quartet Representative in Jerusalem, helping to support Palestinian economic and institutional development in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem.
Gabriela is currently a member of the Commonwealth Attorney-General Department’s National Legal Assistance Intergovernmental Committee’s Advisory Group, and a founding member of Australia’s In-house Pro Bono Steering Committee. In 2020 she was invited to join KeyNote Women, a global directory of keynote women speakers, in the area of responsible business and corporate social investment.
Gabriela holds a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney.
Gabriela has an interest in film and television production and is a Voting Member of the Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts (AACTA) as an Associate Producer..