Conny Lenneberg - Executive Director Brotherhood of St Laurence

As a leader in the community development and social justice sector, Conny has long been an agent of change in Australia and internationally. She has a special interest in building better lives for children and young people, and their families.

Her record of embracing challenges and complex assignments, over three decades, ranges from framing responses to the current Syria humanitarian emergency to community development in Afghanistan, within the settings of international aid organisations including World Vision and Australian Volunteers International.

Since January 2018, as the leader of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Conny’s focus has turned to people facing adversity within Australia. She is the first woman to lead the Brotherhood in its nearly 90-year history.

Conny’s approach is to always train her eye on the horizon and be aspirational in the truest sense, reflecting the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s goal to create lasting impacts to secure systemic change in our society. Importantly, Conny does this in partnership with others – reflecting her long recognition of the power of collective action.