Dr Anne

Dr Anne T Gallagher

Director general
Commonwealth Foundation

Dr Anne T Gallagher AO is Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation, where she amplifies the voice of civil society across 54 countries. She is a leading advocate for migrant rights, with previous roles as a UN special advisor on trafficking and chair of Asia’s trafficking in persons project. Anne received an Order of Australia for her ongoing work to eliminate modern slavery.


A protest with teargas and someone filming
18 February 2021
Media freedom, the cornerstone of free and democratic societies, is being eroded across the Commonwealth. Attacks on journalists, repressive legislation, and unjustifiable censorship are rampant in too many of its 54 member states.