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Sarah Ireland

Chief executive officer of One Girl

Sarah began her career as a first-responder to the disaster zone in Myanmar from Cyclone Nargis. Since then, Sarah has built over 10 years’ experience in humanitarian outreach, international aid and the development sector. She has led emergency response teams in the Philippines, Iraq and in the Horn of Africa.

 

Then, as a humanitarian advocacy and policy adviser, Sarah lobbied both Australian and overseas governments to increase foreign aid budgets and the intake of refugees, and to prioritise women and girls in their overseas aid programs. Sarah is currently the CEO of One Girl, a girls’ education charity, and on the Red Cross Australia Victorian International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee.