Travers McLeod

Travers is the new Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence.

Travers joined BSL in April 2022 from the Centre for Policy Development - an independent Australian policy institute he led as CEO for eight years and remains connected with as a Senior Fellow.

He began his career in public law, working for the State Solicitor’s Office in Western Australia and for Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia.

Travers holds a DPhil and MPhil (Dist) in International Relations from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar and was a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Travers worked as a Policy Adviser for the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, playing a lead role in their 2013 report Now for the Long Term. He is the author of Rule of Law in War, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Travers remains an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Martin School and holds adjunct positions at the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia. He is a board member of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and an occasional moderator for the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership.

Travers grew up in Exmouth and Perth in Western Australia and is now married to a Kiwi. They and their two young daughters now call Melbourne home.