Who we are

Martyn Iles

Managing Director

Besides being a lawyer, Martyn's diverse background includes small business management (IT & tech), sales, publishing, not-for profit management, political lobbying and youth work.

Formerly Chief of Staff at the Australian Christian Lobby, Martyn began his role with the Human Rights Law Alliance in May 2016.

Christopher Brohier

Chief Counsel

Christopher's long legal career spans some 35 years of practice, first as a solicitor then at the South Australian bar. He has appeared on cases in various state tribunals, magistrates, district and supreme courts as well as both the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia.

In recent years Christopher has increasingly focused on human rights and Constitutional issues, engaging both on relevant cases and in the field of lobbying and policy advice.

David Burr

Chairman

David has been in legal practice with his wife for over 30 years with a major focus in commercial and property matters. David also holds a Master of Laws (Human Rights) from Monash University and has expanded his practice to include human rights matters.

In addition to legal practice, David has also pursued a number of business interests in property development, manufacturing and agriculture.

JJA Wallace AM

Board Member

Jim's long army career included command of the SAS Regiment, Special Forces and the Mechanised Brigade's 3,000 personnel and most of the army's fighting vehicles. He has also served with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation in Golan Heights. He attained the rank of Brigadier.

In 1984 Jim was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to counter terrorism.