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Martin Thomas


Martin Thomas is the Head of Public Affairs and External Relations at World Vision Australia. He has worked in the aid and development sector for more than a decade both for World Vision and UNICEF, in Australia and overseas.

The senior roles Martin has held during this time include Director of Advocacy and Communications (UNICEF Australia), Head of Advocacy and Chief of Staff to the CEO (World Vision Australia), Manager, Public Policy Communications (World Vision International, London).

Prior to entering the NGO sector, Martin worked as a senior journalist and editor for News Ltd publications including The Australian and The Courier-Mail where he held a number of roles including Business Editor, Chief-of-Staff and Senior Political Writer (NSW).

Martin has a degree in Theology and is completing his Master of International Relations.

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