Brent Allan (he/they)
Brent resides on Da Da Wjurng lands of the Kulin Nation in the lands which most know as Australia. They currently occupy several ongoing senior advisor positions focusing upon programs and policy for several global and domestic agencies and industry partners. They have been working in the community response to HIV/AIDS for over 30 years across several countries and have qualifications in health education, business, community services management as well as public and social health experience with local, state and federal governments, as well as global industries. They are one of the founders of the Positive Leadership Development Institute Australia/New Zealand – an international collaboration between Canada and Australia focusing upon leadership development and resilience building for people living with HIV in the face of HIV stigma and discrimination. They are also a global civil society representative to the International AIDS Society’s Industry Liaison Forum. Brent identifies as a non-binary person who has been living with HIV for over 25 years. They have been active in efforts to build the capacity of people living with HIV through advocacy, education and representation, and he regularly provides technical assistance to global networks, governments, civil society and industry on matters of best practice in community-based services, research and development. Brent is a passionate advocate for civil society and consumer representation in health service policy, programming and evaluation, and has been a vocal advocate and champion for the rights sex workers, people who use drugs as well as vulnerable and marginalised people working on the frontlines with gender and sexually diverse communities.