New CEO Appointed to Anti-Slavery Charity, IJM Australia

Wednesday 10 April 2024

International Justice Mission (IJM) Australia has appointed Mr David Braga as its new CEO to lead the world’s largest anti-slavery organisation through a new phase of growth and impact in the region.

Modern slavery crimes, including the online sexual exploitation of children and trafficking into cyber-scamming, are rapidly growing in the Asia Pacific region.

Australia is a key target for scammers and one of the leading consumers of OSEC materials; as a leader within the region, Australians have the ability and opportunity to take firm preventative action and end these abuses through policy approaches and resource investment in solutions that actually work.

IJM takes a collaborative approach in tackling these issues in partnership with government, and the IJM Australia office is a critical link working with Australian government and law enforcement to bring about change.

Mr Braga brings more than 30 years of experience within the private sector to his new role, holding senior management roles in banking and financial services, including working for J.P. Morgan in Australia and the UK, and leading BNP Paribas Securities Services in Australia and New Zealand as CEO.

To complement his private sector experience, Mr Braga has served in his church and other ministries, was the Chair of the Council of Tara Anglican School for Girls for nine years, and has been a Board Member for Olive Tree Media since 2022 and CRU since 2023.

IJM Australia Chair, Dr Lindsay McMillan, said Mr Braga’s diverse experience will be key to success in his new role.

“Mr. Braga’s career experience, not-for-profit engagement, and strategic approach make him a perfect fit for leading IJM Australia and growing Australia’s global leadership and investment in ending slavery and exploitation of the world’s most vulnerable people,” Dr McMillan said.

“We are thrilled to have him on our team, and are confident in the contribution he will make to IJM Australia over the coming years in this critical time of change and progress.”

Mr Braga expressed said it was a privilege to lead such an impactful organisation doing high-value work across the globe.

“Joining IJM Australia is an opportunity to bring protection to millions of people and further engage Australians in the vital work of ending slavery in our lifetime,” Mr Braga said.

“I’ve been impressed by IJM’s proven model and long-term success in rescuing and restoring people, repairing broken justice systems to stop violent abusers, and making communities safe in some of the most vulnerable places in the world.

“I am very excited to join the IJM Australia team and contribute to this valuable work.”

Mr Braga will commence in the role on 16 April 2024.


Briony Camp
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