Ms Padma Raman PSM

BA (Asian Studies)(Hons), LLB (Hons), GDLP (ANU), LLM (Melb)

Padma Raman is currently the CEO of Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety Limited (ANROWS). She was previously the Chief Executive of the Australian Human Rights Commission and, before that, the CEO of the Victorian Law Reform Commission for nearly a decade. During this time she oversaw major law reform projects on many important areas of social policy reform including: family violence; sexual assault; defences to homicide; access to reproductive technology; privacy; and property. 

Ms Raman was awarded a Public Service Medal (2018) for outstanding public service in leading significant cultural, technological and governance change at the Australian Human Rights Commission.  She was also a member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission for five years.