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Executive Leadership Team

Lyn Morgain

Role: Chief Executive

Areas of responsibility: Strategic direction, operational management, policy and advocacy lead and member of global confederation

Lyn Morgain

Lyn Morgain is the Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia. As leader of Oxfam Australia, Lyn oversees the delivery of a broad range of long-term development programs, advocacy campaigns and humanitarian responses. Lyn has spent her career advocating for the rights of structurally disadvantaged people and communities. She is passionate about peer-based activism and community mobilisation. Within the global Oxfam community, Lyn holds the role of executive champion for the collective work on race, representation and equity. Lyn is a member of the Australian Council for International Development Board. She is a member of the Trust Board for Oxfam in the Pacific.

Prior to her role at Oxfam Australia, Lyn was the Chief Executive of cohealth, a leading Australian community health organisation. She is a strong advocate for the leadership of Australia’s First Peoples and the need for Voice, Treaty and Truth. Lyn is also passionate about the rights of incarcerated people and those reliant on the State. Lyn has been an executive leader in public policy advocacy, not-for-profit and local government organisations for several decades. She is committed to ensuring purpose-led organisations are sustainable and can demonstrate a wholistic commitment to equity, impact and ecological limits.

Lyn is a sought-after speaker, writer, facilitator and chair, enlivening and encouraging discussion of challenging content, with a sense of accountability, equity, respect and care.

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Anthea Spinks

Anthea Spinks
Anthea Spinks

BA (Hons), MAID

Role: Program Director

Areas of responsibility: International development, First People’s Program and humanitarian strategies

Anthea Spinks is currently the Program Director for Oxfam Australia. Anthea has close to 20 years of experience working in international programmes with much of her early career focused on humanitarian and conflict affected contexts. With a commitment to social justice, gender and human rights driving all her work, Anthea joined Oxfam Australia in 2016.

Prior to her current role, Ms Spinks worked for World Vision for over 10 years and has covered emergencies in Nepal, Haiti, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Myanmar, Horn of Africa, Southern Africa, Mali and Niger.


Andrew Buchanan

Role: Director of Fundraising and Resource Growth

Andrew Buchanan

Areas of responsibility: Fundraising and Supporter Engagement

Andrew Buchanan joined Oxfam Australia in August 2019.

Andrew has excelled in brand, marketing and communications positions across a number of market sectors for 20 years. With a passion for supporter service, innovation and insight driven decision-making, Andrew has led significant fundraising growth agendas for a number of large Australian Not-for-Profit organisations including Mission Australia and Cancer Council.

Andrew is passionate about Oxfam’s rights based development approach and its commitment to transparency and accountability to all of its stakeholders including its incredible supporters.


Khoi Cao-Lam

Khoi Cao-Lam

Role: Director Capability and Impact

Khoi has senior experience leading social innovation, building high-performing teams and organisational change spanning not-for-profit and public sector contexts.

Khoi has worked with UNICEF in Papua New Guinea, headed up a not-for-profit organisation in Melbourne and more recently driven innovation and transformation across the Victorian public service.

Khoi has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business from Monash University and a Masters in Social Innovation from Cambridge University.