The CSEM Advisory Group

Justin Koonin

Justin Koonin

President, ACON

Justin Koonin represents Global North Civil Society Organisations on the UHC2030 Steering Committee. He is co-chair of the WHO Social Participation Technical Network, co-chair of the SDG3 Global Action Plan Civil Society Advisory Group, and the civil society representative on the Health Data Collaborative Steering Committee.

At a national level, Justin is President of ACON (formerly AIDS Council of New South Wales), Australia’s largest civil society organisation working on HIV prevention, care and support, and the health of sexuality and gender diverse people more broadly. He is a former chair of the New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, the peak advocacy body for gay and lesbian people in that state.

Justin’s work spans a diverse range of sectors. In addition to his efforts in health and human rights, he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics at the University of Sydney, as a data scientist at PwC, and (currently) as a fund manager at Allan Gray. He holds a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from the University of Sydney, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, as well as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.