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Caroly Houmes

Chief Executive

Prior to her appointment as IJM Australia’s Chief Executive, Caroly served for eight years at IJM Netherlands. She assisted in the launch of that partner office and went on to fill the role of Executive Director from 2010 to 2017. Caroly is an experienced legal professional with a Masters degree in International and European Human Rights Law from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Before joining IJM Netherlands she worked as a legal consultant for various governmental organisations. Caroly is deeply committed to seeing the end of slavery in our lifetime.

Melinda Harvey

Director of Operations

Melinda has worked in Business Development, Operations and Project Management with not-for-profit for the past five years. She has a passion for justice and for doing development well, which led her to IJM and her postgraduate studies in International Development.

Kimberly Randle

Director of Corporate and Legal

Prior to joining IJM Australia, Kimberly was a lawyer in both Australia and the United States in commercial litigation and later family law. During her studies, Kimberly served as an intern for Senator Joseph Lieberman working directly under the Senator’s Foreign Policy Fellow from the US State Department and later at the US Supreme Court in the Office of the Clerk.

Andrew Starr

Director of Advancement

Prior to IJM, Andrew served for 12 years in Kazakhstan. Andrew co-founded and led the Central Asian branch of the charity Crossroads Foundation till his departure in 2013.

Jacob Sarkodee

Advancement Manager

Jacob has served with International Justice Mission Australia since early 2017. Previously he has served in community engagement and men’s ministries through his local church, and has over 10 years’ experience working in the international aid & development sector. His Masters of Human Rights Dissertation was on ‘Faith and Justice in Public: Christians and Human Rights’.

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We are working to end modern-day slavery, human trafficking and other forms of violence against the poor by rescuing and restoring victims, restraining perpetrators, and transforming broken public justice systems.

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