Martyn Iles

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Martyn Iles
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
  • Lawyer
  • manager
  • Lobbyist

Martyn Iles is an Australian lawyer, political activist and conservative. He has served as managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) since 2018.[1] He served as managing director of the Human Rights Law Alliance from 2016 to February 2018.[2]

Early life and education

The youngest of five siblings, Iles was born in Brisbane.[1] He was named after Martyn Lloyd Jones, a British evangelical preacher. [1] Iles initially began studying Biomedical Science, with the aim of becoming a doctor; however, he did not enjoy this, so cut his studies short to run the IT business he started in high school. [1] He later graduated from the University of Queensland with a law degree. [1][3]


Martyn Iles is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby.[1][4] He was the chief of staff of the Australian Christian Lobby from 2014 to 2016 and Managing Director of its Human Rights Law Alliance between 2016 and February 2018.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Meet the new managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby - Eternity News". 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Changes at the Australian Christian Lobby – Martyn Iles". Vision Christian Radio. 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  3. "Martyn Iles, the youthful face of the Christian right". Crikey. 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  4. "Martyn Iles new Managing Director for Australian Christian Lobby". Anglican Church League, Sydney, Australia. 2018-02-03. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
Preceded by
Chief of Staff of Australian Christian Lobby
Succeeded by
Preceded by
new position
Managing Director of Human Rights Law Alliance
Succeeded by
John Steenhof
Preceded by
Lyle Shelton (lobbyist)
Managing Director of Australian Christian Lobby
Succeeded by