Refugee Council of Australia
Man with white beard in suit

Phil Glendenning

Phil Glendenning is the Director of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education and was recently appointed President of the Refugee Council of Australia.

He was one of the original co-founders of Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) and for ten years was National President. He has also served on the Boards of the Australian Council for Social Service (ACOSS), various committees of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid and the Centre for an Ethical Society.

Phil also led the research team for the “Deported To Danger” series which monitored the safety of rejected asylum seekers in 22 countries, and resulted in the internationally screened documentary, “A Well Founded Fear”.

Recipient of the following Awards: Honorary Doctorate by the Australian Catholic University; Sir Ron Wilson Award for Human Rights by the Australian Council for International Development; the Eureka Democracy Award by Eureka Stockade Commemoration Committee; and the Order of Australia (AM) Award in the 2017 Australia Day Honours.