Head of Strategic Partnerships for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
Chris Crewther is the Head of Strategic Partnerships for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. He is also a Member of the Australian Government’s Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group, Patron of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia, and runs his own business, Nineteen Consulting.
Chris was formerly an Australian Federal Member of Parliament. In Parliament, he was Chair of both the Australian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee and the Australian Government’s Home Affairs and Legal Affairs Policy Committee.
Through these roles, Chris instigated, led, and undertook Parliament’s Modern Slavery Inquiry, which resulted in the ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ inquiry report and recommendations, and Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018.
For this work, Chris was awarded Anti-Slavery Australia’s Freedom Award in October 2019, and named in Assent’s Top 100 Global Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders for 2018.
In addition, Chris has previously been an international lawyer through the United Nations in Kosovo, CEO of Mildura Development Corporation, a not-for-profit Board Director, and more.
Chris graduated from two masters’ degrees in International Law and Diplomacy from the Australian National University, being awarded the James Ingram AO Prize for top student. He also has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) with a Science Minor from the University of Canberra.