Australia Tibet Council

Enabling everyone in Australia to be part of change in Tibet

ATC welcomes new Executive & Campaigns Officer

Monday, 18 December 2017

PaulAfter 30 years, ATC’s Executive Officer Paul Bourke will be leaving at the end of this year.

The ATC Board expresses our sincerest thanks to Paul, who has dedicated three decades of his life working for the rights and freedoms of the Tibetan people.

Under Paul’s tireless leadership, ATC has grown from a handful of volunteers in 1988 to be today the largest and most active community of Tibet supporters in Australia. From being one of the first western supporters to stage a protest in Beijing to becoming a leading voice for Tibet in the halls of power in Canberra, Paul has made a remarkable contribution.

We have no doubt the ATC community, Tibetans here in Australia and Dharamsala and the global Tibet movement will miss Paul dearly.

We are excited to announce the appointment of Kyinzom Dhongdue as ATC’s new Executive and Campaigns Officer, starting January 2018.

A passionate advocate for justice, Kyinzom has a broad range of experience in activism, media and government. She brings to this Kyinzomnew leadership role insights drawn from her Tibetan roots, unwavering commitment to the Tibet cause and a bold, new vision for ATC.

Kyinzom was born to Tibetan refugee parents in India and schooled at the Tibetan Children’s Village. She studied English literature and mass communication at Delhi University and worked as a journalist before moving to Australia in 2005.

As Campaigns Manager at ATC for the past seven years, she has played a vital role in our work, building grassroots and political support for Tibet in Australia and globally. With her election as the first Member of the Tibetan Parliament from Australia last year, Kyinzom represents a new generation of Tibetans in the highest representative body of Tibet’s Government-in-Exile based in Dharamsala in northern India.

Please join us in welcoming Kyinzom into her new role and wishing Paul every happiness in his retirement.

Donate to our end of year appeal and be part of this important evolution of ATC: www.atc.org.au/end-of-year-donate