Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited (OII Australia) is a not-for-profit Public Benevolent Institution with a volunteer board and no paid staff.
Tony Briffa JP – Co-chair
Tony Briffa was elected to the position of co-chair in November 2015, alongside Morgan Carpenter, after serving as vice-president. Tony is one of Australia’s first intersex advocates, appearing on 60 Minutes in 2000, and published in Nature in 2004. Tony more recently presented a statement to the UN Human Rights Council, in 2014. Tony has also been a councillor of Hobsons Bay in Melbourne, where she was the first openly intersex person elected to public office and the world’s first openly intersex Mayor. An aviation consultant, Tony is a former president of AISSGA, current vice-president of AISSGA, and a member of current and previous Victorian Ministerial Advisory Groups on LGBTI issues. Tony speaks nationally and internationally and has appeared on television, radio, magazines and newspapers discussing intersex human rights.
Morgan Carpenter – Co-chair
Morgan Carpenter was elected to the role of president in 2013 and joins Tony Briffa as co-chair from November 2015. A founding director of OII Australia, Morgan was diagnosed late, with a difficult surgical history. Morgan wrote our submissions to Senate inquiries on anti-discrimination legislation, and involuntary or coerced sterilisation, and also participated in hearings on those inquiries. A social and technology policy consultant, Morgan participated in the first intersex expert meeting, organised by the UN, is an advisor to the first Intersex Human Rights Fund, managed by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and speaks nationally and internationally. Morgan speaks nationally and internationally, and has been widely published, including by ABC The Drum, SBS The Feed, and The Guardian.
CeeCee Cody – Treasurer
Appointed during 2014, CeeCee was a founding member of the not-for-profit XXY Brain Trust, registered in the USA as Beyond XXY Inc. She has also been the manager of an online community for XXY people.
Alex David – Secretary
Alex was born with an ambiguous sex and raised as female until age 18 at which time Alex was told of their intersex status and then realigned to male. Alex now identifies as gender neutral. In recent years, Alex has gradually been getting more involved in activism for intersex people and LGBTIQA communities in general. Alex is also currently completing studies in Computer Science at Queensland University of Technology. Alex joined the board of OII Australia in July 2015.