Portrait of Tim Lo Surdo

Tim Lo Surdo

Tim is the Founder and National Director of Democracy in Colour – a national racial and economic justice organisation led by people of colour. Tim is deeply passionate about people-powered change and has spent the past seven years creating opportunities for everyday people to take collective action. 

Before starting Democracy in Colour, he was a Senior Organiser at United Voice where he helped young, low-paid workers start Hospo Voice – a new union in hospitality. He has led campaigns at Oaktree, been an adviser to two Senators, was the Campaigns Director at Jhatkaa (the Indian equivalent of GetUp!), led national communications at UN Youth Australia, and co-founded Open Sky – one of India’s most well-known performance art communities that holds regular events in eight cities. Tim is also on the Boards of the Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre, Stop the Traffik, Climate for Change, and The Wilderness Society (Victoria).