Our Executive Team

Diana Sayed

Chief Executive Officer

Diana is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. She joined the organisation in October 2019 as an international human rights lawyer with experience working in both Australia and the United States.

She is the former Campaigns Manager at Fair Agenda and Senior Crisis Response Campaigner at Amnesty International Australia.

Diana has appeared as a regular panellist on The Drum, ABC The World, SBS, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and ABC Q&A. With a Master in International Human Rights Law she is an expert on issues pertaining to gender equality, social justice, and human rights. She has worked as a lawyer, advocate, and campaigner for over a decade, and has the lived experience of being a visible Muslim woman of colour in Australia, as a former refugee from Afghanistan.

Nesreen Bottriell

General Manager

Nesreen Bottriell is the General Manager at the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights and is responsible for leading the implementation of the organisation’s strategic priorities and research agenda.

Providing strategic direction and leadership, Nesreen oversees the organisations operations, along with leading research and project design and implementation across a range of issues including family violence, racism, Islamophobia and forced marriage. She is passionate about using her personal and professional experience to advocate for social justice, equity and the rights of marginalised women, children and their communities. She brings over 15 years experience supporting organisations in community development, international development, Government and not for profit sectors.

A qualified professional, Nesreen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm, CPA qualified), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Community and International Development (MCID). 

The Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we conduct our work, and that sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.