Mr. Antony Reeler is a Senior Researcher and formerly the Director at the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), an independent research and advocacy institution specializing in human rights, transitional justice and governance issues in Harare, Zimbabwe. Since it being set-up in 2006, RAU has produced over 150 reports, opinion pieces and articles on aspects of the crisis in Zimbabwe. Educated at St George’s College in Harare, Tony Reeler attended the then University College of Rhodesia, reading for an LLB and subsequently attended the University of Exeter, reading for a BA in Psychology and the University of Leeds, reading for an MSc in Clinical Psychology.
A former academic at the Universities of Malawi (1978-1980) and Zimbabwe (1982-1992), Mr. Reeler was the founding Director of the Amani Trust in 1993, a post he held until 2002. Following his resignation from the Trust, he worked for IDASA until the establishment of RAU in 2006. Since 2000, he has been an active member of civil society in Zimbabwe. H was also the founding Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum in 1999 (The Forum), a member of the founding committee of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition in 2001 and previously a committee member of the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN).