Carolina Gottardo appointed country director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia

a new director has been appointed at Jesuit Refugee Service Australia

The Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Carolina Gottardo as Country Director.

The Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Carolina Gottardo as Country Director.

Carolina is currently the Director of the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) in the United Kingdom. She has had an extensive career in the fields of human rights, international development, and forced displacement, having worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UK’s Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), the British Institute of Human Rights, and the British Red Cross. Carolina has also served as the National Policy and Research Director of the Refugee Council of Australia.

She holds degrees in law and economics from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia; and a degree in International Development Management from the London School of Economics.

Carolina will take up the position on 27th March 2017.

Sr Annette Cunliffe RSC

Chair, JRS Australia

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