Gabriella is the Executive Director of ODAC. She has a BA LLB from the University of Cape Town, graduating with distinction in Sociology. She formerly clerked with Justice Yacoob of the Constitutional Court and worked with University of Witwatersrand. She has a particular focus on access to information and freedom of expression issues, and has served as an active member of the Right2Know Campaign, Coordinating Committee Member of the National Information Officers Forum and is an Honourary Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Public Sector Lawyers Association.
Lorraine manages the Whistleblowing Programme at ODAC, assisting whistleblowers via a confidential helpline, doing advocacy and training. Lorraine has a Commerce degree and Labour Relations diploma. She has a background in teaching and labour dispute resolution. She has assisted with the formation of the Whistleblowing International Network of which ODAC is member and has been an active participant in Transparency International’s Anti Corruption Conferences.
Radiyah is the senior administrator at the Centre. Formerly a litigation secretary, she manages the ODAC office, and the administration of the organisation. She joined the organisation in 2001.
Alison is the head of advocacy and special projects at the Open Democracy Advice Centre. She has a BA LLB degree from the University of Cape Town. She is an attorney, who was formerly in private practice. She was the National Advocacy Manager at the Black Sash, before becoming the Centre’s first manager in 2001. She is a founding trustee of the Women’s Legal Centre, and is a member of the South African Law Reform Commission Project Committee on Data Protection.
Peter is the legal researcher. He holds a Mater of Laws Degree from Humboldt University Berlin in conjunction with the University of Western Cape. Prior to joining ODAC, Peter was been involved in freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and access to information through comparative research, advocacy and litigation support to civil society across Africa with the Africa Freedom of Information Centre. He also has human rights investigation experience with the International Criminal Court serving as a Field Officer on the Kenyan Cases gathering information for the victims.