Dr Brian Babington has worked for stronger communities and families in Australia and overseas since the early 1980s.
Since 2005, he has been Chief Executive Officer of Families Australia, an independent national peak body that advises the Australian Government on ways to advance family and child wellbeing. As Convenor of the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing, he played a leading role in negotiating the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, the first-ever national plan to improve child protection.
In a career spanning diplomatic/government, private and community sectors, Brian has represented the Australian Government at four UN General Assemblies on aid, humanitarian and environmental issues and managed Australia’s aid program in Burma. He co-founded a social venture firm to encourage sustainable Australian corporate-community partnerships and has held leadership positions in many international, national and local community developments and allied professional organisations.
In 2015, Brian was the recipient of CQUniversity’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.