Lachlan Hunter is Executive Director of the United Nations Association of Australia, the peak body for promoting the UN and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Australia.
Previously, Lachlan was an Executive at Chief Executive Women, a not for profit promoting gender balance and women in leadership. Prior to this, Lachlan worked for the Australian Government, including roles at the Department of Human Services in Ministerial Offices, Norfolk Island Reform and living and working on remote communities in the Kimberley. Lachlan has also worked at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Indigenous Youth Policy, where he was a leader in the Women's Network in working to increase participation in flexible work for all staff. Lachlan's career started in service delivery and roles working in immigration detention and Centrelink.
Lachlan has volunteered in tutoring and mentoring newly arrived peoples for many years and is passionate about reducing inequalities. In particular, Lachlan is an advocate for increased take up and leadership on the SDGs, to work toward gender equity, increase the representation and voice of youth, and improve access and opportunities for Australia's First Peoples and newly arrived peoples in areas such as health and well-being, education and decent work.