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Jeremy Archer

LGBTIQ Policy Consultant

Jeremy is a multi-award winning inclusion and diversity advocate with

extensive experience in LGBTIQ policy, governance, mentorship, peer support,

event management and master of ceremonies.

Jeremy served on the Water Polo Queensland’s board as one of Australia’s

first appointed diversity and inclusion Director at State level and was the

founding President of the Brisbane Tritons, Queensland first LGBTIQ+ and

inclusive water polo club.

During his employment at Virgin Australia, Jeremy created the Virgin

Australia Pride Network, a peer-to-peer network that provided a safe and

confidential support group for LGBTIQ+ team members and their allies. His

vision not only helped save lives, it increased LGBTIQ+ visibility  both

within the organisation and externally.  Jeremy was instrumental in the

set-up of the Pride Working Group which gave LGBTIQ+ team members a voice in

organisational policy making.

For his work, Jeremy was awarded the 2019 Community and Environment CEO

Award which included a personal invitation to London to meet Sir Richard

Branson.  Jeremy was named a Virgin Group Star by Sir Richard Branson for

his work to promote diversity within the Virgin Australia Group.

Jeremy is also a highly experienced account manager and aviation specialist

with over 15 years’ experience in airline operations, processes and project


Jeremy identifies as cisgender and a member of the LGBTIQ+ community. He is

proud of his mixed Polynesian/Pākehā heritage and uses the personal pronouns

he/him. He is passionate about supporting organisations in creating a safe

and welcoming workplace where team members can feel empowered to be their

true self at home, in the community and in their place of work.


  • Pride In Sport (Australian Human Rights Commission/Australian Sports
  • Commission)
  • 2018 LGBTI Out Role Model
  • 2018 LGBTI Inclusion Initiative Award
  • Virgin Australia CEO Awards
  • 2019 Community & Environment Award
  • Virgin Stars of the Year
  • 2019 Virgin Star
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