Bettina has been the CEO of International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) since late 2017. Joining IWDA in 2012 as IWDA’s Director of Communications and Fundraising, Bettina led the transformation of the organisation’s brand identity, media profile and communications strategy. Bettina later served as the Director of IWDA’s Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) program, which is a partnership between the Australian National University (ANU), the International Women’s Development Agency and the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Working closely with the ANU, Bettina and the IWDA IDM team tested a world-first, gender-sensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty. During this time, Bettina presented the IDM as global events, driving communications strategy, forming international networks, and paving the way for the IDM’s global use by 2020.

Before joining IWDA, Bettina held a number of executive roles with Oxfam Great Britain, working across a team of 5,000 staff in 90+ countries and she has also worked with UNHCR in Canberra. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) and a Masters in Women’s Studies (Gender and Development).

Concurrent Session: Challenging power: feminist practice beyond aid