Brian D. Hanley

Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Programs


Brian D. Hanley is Regional Director for Asia-Pacific for Internews, where he leads media development programs in more than 20 countries. He brings more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in development and foreign policy, including more than 15 years of senior management practice in Asia. Prior to joining Internews, he served as a Senior Democracy and Governance Field Advisor in USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG).

Before that he was Asia Director for Search for Common Ground (SFCG). He also oversaw SFCG’s work in Indonesia, as Country Director. Before that, he was Chief of Party on a NGO Sector Strengthening Program in Timor-Leste, implemented by ACDI/VOCA. He also has served at various times in the U.S. Congress, with two Democratic Senators (Dodd and Wellstone), and was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Kingston, Jamaica.

Brian has a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is fluent in Tetum, and conversant in Bahasa Indonesia and Jamaican Patois.