After 7 years as the Executive Director of influential advocate for workplace rights, the Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER), Lisa Heap has announced her intention to leave the organisation at the end of July 2014.

The AIER was founded in 2005 by Mordy Bromberg (now Justice Bromberg) and an Executive Committee made up of employers, unions, lawyers and academics.

Over the years the AIER has influenced practices and policy through research papers, submission to government and independent inquiries, development of education resources, advocacy and debate. It also created and published an internationally recognised framework for workplace practices: the Australian Charter of Employment Rights and the accompanying Australian Standard of Employment Rights.

Lisa Heap joined as Executive Director in 2007 and has been instrumental in the AIER’s output and success.

AIER President Paul Munro AM said

“Lisa has been a driving force at the AIER, helping us to present a clear, independent and powerful voice for employment rights. Lisa personally has made a formidable contribution to progressing workplace equity, particularly around insecure employment and constructing a framework for promoting employer, employee and student understanding of work rights.”

Following a re-imagining of the role, the AIER is looking to appoint a General Manager/Researcher in a part-time capacity. The annual Ron McCallum Debate is next on the AIER’s calendar, and we can look forward to this again being held in Sydney towards the end of the year.

Details about our new General Manager position can be obtained here.

For further information please contact:
Jane Ponton, Business Manager, AIER
61 3 9647 9100