PAUL MASON BA (Hons), LL.B.(A.N.U.)
Paul is the current and foundation Chair of AIGA. Paul is a family law barrister with over 3 decades experience and a member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. From 2007-2010 he was the Commissioner for Children for the Australian State of Tasmania. In 2008 with Dr Comfort Momoh of FGM support service FORWARD he became inaugural joint Patron of UK-based global charity Genital Autonomy. Since then he has presented local and international papers on the law and universal human Right of Genital Autonomy of girls, boys and intersex children. Paul lives in Brisbane, Queensland.
James is the current and foundation Treasurer of AIGA. James is married, a father of three and grandfather of three, currently living in Melbourne. James has a passion for human rights, children’s rights, equality and justice. He has held various senior management positions in the technology sector, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. James lives in Melbourne, Victoria.
Cathy is currently the secretary of AIGA and is based in Brisbane. As a lifelong public servant, Cathy has committed her talents and energy to improving integrity, quality and innovation in her profession. She recognizes the value of a diverse and supported community in delivering better outcomes for all Australians. Cathy is passionate about research, innovation and is an advocate for Mental Health issues. She became involved with the AIGA to give back to the community and to support action to protect the rights of children to genital autonomy.
Board of Directors
CHRISTA BUCKLAND B.HSc (Health Promotion)
Christa is a mother of 3 boys, and is a doula, childbirth educator and university tutor. She holds a BHthSc (Health Promotion) from Western Sydney University and is now embarking upon postgraduate research studies. She has a deep personal and professional interest in human rights, advocacy for babies and mothers and in social justice. Christa lives in Sydney, New South Wales.
DAMIEN WILLIAMS BComm (Marketing & Management)
Damien grew up in country Western Australia and now lives in Sydney. He has worked in professional services marketing for over 15 years, which included a two year break to be a stay-at-home parent to his three children. A foundation Director of AIGA, Damien administers the organisation’s website.
LYN RAMSAY M.HSc (Primary Health Care), B.HSc (Nursing), R.N.
Lyn has been a registered nurse for over 40 years. She has worked as an advocate, academic and educator focusing on people of all ages with disabilities, and in aged care and Indigenous health. Her understanding of primary health care and the rights of voiceless people in society informs her commitment to the right of every child to informed consent for elective cutting of their genitals, without regard to sex, religion or culture.
To earn a crust, Charles works in community-based response to blood borne viruses and harm reduction and currently manages data in public health. Because he must, he makes art with fire and cameras. He became involved with AIGA as he believes all children right have right to genital autonomy. Charles lives in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Hugh is a retired broadcaster/editor who has been active in Intactivism since the 1990s. He maintains The Intactivism Pages, www.circumstitions.com He has presented four papers at International Symposia on genital autonomy. Hugh lives in Porirua, New Zealand.