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Adam Laidlaw


Adam is chief executive of WaterAid Australia. He has a wealth of Third Sector experience spanning 30 years. He specialises in international development, social justice, wildlife, conservation and environmental agencies.

Adam was chief executive of ChildFund New Zealand. He currently serves on the board (executive committee) of the Australian Council for International Development.

His previous governance experience includes chair of Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand and serving on the boards of Auckland Zoo, the New Zealand Council for International Development, and Amnesty International Australia (Victorian Branch Committee).

He has worked for Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International, the Environmental Investigation Agency, Comic Relief/Red Nose Day, Greenpeace and Auckland Grammar School.

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