Our CEO, PETER LINO
Peter Lino has been Chief Executive Officer of the United Federation of Volunteers for Refugees Action (UFVRA), the national umbrella body for 200 agencies working with refugees and asylum seekers, since 2014. Peter leads the organisation’s policy development and public education on refugees and immigrant issues and its advocacy with Australian Government, Global networks including the of the United Nation High Commissioner For Refugee (UNHCR).
Since 2014, Peter has served as a committee member of the Australian Government Resettlement Council (2015-2017) and as Co-chair of the global Working Group on refugees resettlement and consultation on resettlement 2017-2019).
Prior to Joking UFVRA Australia, Peter worked in the NGO sector (UNHCR) as Team leader, trainer, and researcher and manage, after a 12 month –year career in the Donor relation and fund raising sector as team leader and accountable for Donor support.
Through NGO work, Peter has been involved with projects in international aid, community development, homeless assistance, mental health support, volunteer training, social research and advocacy.
Prior to joining UFVRA, Peter worked Save the Children Uk, in Supporting the Programme in delivering in-country procurement activities, including relief distributions and procurement of programme/office supplies/assets. Peter has been involved with projects in international aid, community development, mental health support, volunteer training, social research and advocacy.