New IJM CEO: “It’s an Opportunity to Bring Protection to Millions.” - Juice 107.3

New IJM CEO: “It’s an Opportunity to Bring Protection to Millions.”

David Braga brings 30+ years of business and ministry experience to the world's largest anti-slavery organisation.

By Juice 107.3 Network Monday 15 Apr 2024NewsReading Time: 3 minutes

Anti-slavery charity International Justice Mission (IJM) Australia says new CEO has a wide range of experience and is sure to help expand Australia’s global leadership and investment in ending slavery.
Key points
  • “Joining IJM Australia is an opportunity to bring protection to millions of people and further engage Australians in the vital work of ending slavery in our lifetime,” Mr Braga said.
  • Australians have the ability and opportunity to take firm preventative action and end these abuses.
  • Mr. Braga’s career experience, not-for-profit engagement, and strategic approach make him a perfect fit.

As IJM’s new CEO, David Braga has a big job ahead of him. Tasked with leading the world’s largest anti-slavery organisation through a new phase of growth and impact in the region, his 30+ years of experience will come in handy.

“Joining IJM Australia is an opportunity to bring protection to millions of people and further engage Australians in the vital work of ending slavery in our lifetime,” Mr Braga said of his appointment.

Joining IJM Australia is an opportunity to bring protection to millions of people,” Mr Braga said.

“I’ve been impressed by IJM’s proven model and long-term success in rescuing and restoring people, repairing broken justice systems to stop violent abusers, and making communities safe in some of the most vulnerable places in the world.

“I am very excited to join the IJM Australia team and contribute to this valuable work.”

Taking a collaborative approach to tackling these issues in partnership with government, the IJM Australia office is a critical link, working with the Australian government and law enforcement to bring about change.

Australians have the ability and opportunity to take firm preventative action and end these abuses.

“Modern slavery crimes, including the online sexual exploitation of children and trafficking into cyber-scamming, are rapidly growing in the Asia Pacific region,” IJM said in a release.

“Australia is a key target for scammers and one of the leading consumers of OSEC materials.

“As a leader within the region, Australians have the ability and opportunity to take firm preventative action and end these abuses through policy approaches and resource investment in solutions that actually work.”

Mr Braga has held senior management roles in banking and financial services, including working for J.P. Morgan in Australia and the UK, and leading BNP Paribas Securities Services in Australia and New Zealand as CEO.

Additionally, he has been heavily involved in his local church and other ministries including Tara Anglican School for Girls, Olive Tree Media and CRU.

Mr. Braga’s career experience, not-for-profit engagement, and strategic approach make him a perfect fit.

IJM Australia Chair, Dr Lindsay McMillan, said Mr Braga’s diverse experience will be key to success in his new role.

“Mr. Braga’s career experience, not-for-profit engagement, and strategic approach make him a perfect fit for leading IJM Australia and growing Australia’s global leadership and investment in ending slavery and exploitation of the world’s most vulnerable people,” Dr McMillan said.

“We are thrilled to have him on our team and are confident in the contribution he will make to IJM Australia over the coming years in this critical time of change and progress.”


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