In 1989 Tessa Boyd-Caine joined a small children’s choir under the musical direction of Lyn Williams. Months later, that choir became Sydney Children’s Choir, where Tessa was one of its founding choristers.
Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine is the CEO of the new National Centre for Health Justice Partnerships. A criminologist by training, Tessa has previously worked in the areas of human rights, mental health law and criminal justice, both domestically and internationally. She has a PhD from the London School of Economics and her book on the decision-making about mentally disordered offenders was published by Routledge in 2010.
In 2013 Tessa was awarded the inaugural Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership, which took her to work with non-profit and philanthropic organisations in the US. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a keen interest in good governance of, and public trust and confidence in, charities and non-profits.
Tessa has lived in Beijing, London, New Delhi and New York.
These days her singing is reserved for road trips and Gondwana alumnae events.