Meet our Ambassadors

They’re pretty incredible

Our incredible ambassadors collaborate with us to amplify girls’ voices, and to advocate for the importance of our work in building a better, more equal world for all children.


Get to know our inspiring ambassadors – we couldn’t be prouder to have them on board.


Photo: A girl reads a book at a library in a primary school built by Plan International. © Plan International

Jan Fran


Jan Fran is a Walkley-award winning journalist, TV Presenter and internet commentator. She’s best known for her work on the podcasts The Briefing and The Pineapple Project as well as TV shows The Project and The Feed.

Jan is also the creator, writer and presenter of the online opinion segment, The Frant, which has been viewed more than 20 million times on social media and which earned Jan a 2019 Walkley award for Best Commentary, Analysis, Opinion and Critique.

She has appeared as a commentator on Q&A, The Today Show, Studio 10, ABC Breakfast, The Latest and The Drum.

Jan has shot and produced documentaries from all over the world. She’s lived in Lebanon, France, Bangladesh and Uganda and speaks three languages, most of them terribly. Her memoir Of Middle Eastern Appearance will be published in 2021 by Hachette.

Jan Fran is an ambassador for Plan International Australia where she advocates for women and girls and her strong reporting on women’s issues earned her a 2018 Walkley nomination for Women’s Leadership in Media.

Benjamin Law


Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author of The Family Law, Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101.

The Family Law is also an award-winning TV series for SBS which Benjamin created and co-wrote over three seasons.

For the longest time, Plan International has been a global leader in protecting and helping vulnerable kids around the world. As well as building and providing the necessities needed for a dignified life – water, food, sanitation and education – Plan does crucial work in ensuring kids (especially girls’) rights are protected. I’m really chuffed to be an ambassador for their important work.
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Yasmin Poole


Yasmin is an award winning speaker, writer and youth advocate. Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, Yasmin’s work focuses on the power of youth and why diversity is necessary to ignite social change.

She is currently a Plan International Ambassador and the Non-Executive Board Director of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity.

Yasmin frequently represents the voices of young women in prominent media programs such as Q&A and The Drum.

In 2018, Yasmin represented over a million young Australians as the first ever Chair of the Victorian Government’s Youth Congress. Since then, she has gone on to represent Australian youth at APEC and the G20.

In 2019, Yasmin was the youngest member of the Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian Australians and Top 25 Young Women to Watch in International Relations.

Jamila Rizvi


Jamila is a best-selling author, sought after public speaker, podcast and television presenter, and passionate gender equality advocate. She penned the best-selling Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women and The Motherhood, an anthology of letters about life with a newborn. She has also released a collection of stories about older Australian women called Untold Resilience and a children’s book, I’m a Hero Too.

Jamila is a regular commentator on The Project, Today Extra, and The Drum; a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age; and was previously the editor of Mamamia. She is Chief of Content, Community and Online Learning at Future Women and has been named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review. Jamila previously worked in politics, advising on issues including media, women, child care and employment.

Jamila lives in Melbourne with her husband Jeremy and son Rafi. Her secret talents include baking in the early hours of the morning and face painting for kids’ birthday parties.

She is well known for her advocacy on feminism, cultural diversity and disability inclusion. Jamila was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017 and underwent multiple surgeries, which has left her with several hidden disabilities that she talks about openly.

Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin has built a successful acting career in Australia and in Hollywood, and is perhaps best known for her lead role in the supernatural series The Originals. She has also starred in The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries and the hit Australian teen television series H2O: Just Add Water that screened in over 120 territories worldwide. She recently performed to critical acclaim in the award-winning Netflix series Boy Swallows Universe. She starred in the Emmy-winning SBS miniseries Safe Harbour and directed the short film Furlough. In film, Ms Tonkin starred as Fiona in the box office hit based on the international best seller Tomorrow When the War Began for Paramount Pictures.

Ms Tonkin is a committed and passionate equality advocate, and has used her voice and platform to campaign for refugee rights, climate justice and gender equality – particularly when it comes to the rights of adolescent girls.

Girls are entitled to the power and agency to shape their futures. I want to see a world where all girls feel empowered and believe they can achieve anything they set their mind to, and that’s why I am an ambassador for Plan International Australia and the incredible communities and girls they work with.”

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