Jennifer Tierney is the Executive Director for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Australia. During the first 12 months of her tenure, Jennifer has lead the development of a new strategic plan with a focus on the intersection of humanitarian work and climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion in the humanitarian sector and patient centred care. Jennifer has also steered the organisation through COVID-19, focusing on championing equitable access to healthcare.
Prior to joining MSF Australia, Jennifer was Director of Fundraising and Communications with UNICEF Australia. Jennifer has also worked as Senior Director at Synergos, leading fundraising and communications projects; and as a strategic consultant with organisations including Amnesty International, Orbis, Concern Worldwide, and the Clinton Foundation.
Previously, Jennifer worked with MSF USA as Marketing Director, and then Development Director. Jennifer has also worked with MSF as a program coordinator in Pibor, South Sudan and as a program liaison officer in Beirut, Lebanon.
Jennifer has a Master degree in Humanitarian Affairs and Human Rights from the Global Affairs program at New York University. She graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies.