Dr Brian Babington AM has worked to improve child, family and community welfare in Australia and overseas in a career that has spanned four decades. As CEO of Families Australia 2005-2021, Brian played a leading role in relation to Australia’s first-ever plan to improve child safety and wellbeing, the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children.
Brian’s international work focuses on promoting child rights. He is the author of For the benefit of children alone? The story of Indonesia’s orphanages and founder of the Indonesian Orphanages Research Centre. A former diplomat who represented Australia at the United Nations in New York on humanitarian and development issues, Brian is a Churchill Fellow and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2021 for significant service to child safety and wellbeing initiatives in Australia and overseas.
In 2015, Brian was the recipient of CQUniversity’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.