Carol is a Dunghutti woman from NSW, with extensive hands-on experience across a broad range of portfolios in the Aboriginal affairs sectors. She has a background as a senior manager in a range of government departments, including the NSW Department of Education and Communities, Housing NSW and the Office of Aboriginal Affairs. Carol has also worked with the Queensland Government in the Department of Communities. Carol also worked for 5 years with the NSW Local Government and Shires Association.
Her experience includes providing advice on Aboriginal affairs at both State and National levels and high level leadership and direction for strategic initiatives and projects relating to Aboriginal education and training.
She has worked with a wide range of stakeholders in government agencies and local communities. Carol’s areas of expertise include Aboriginal needs and services, education and training, housing, family and community issues and healing. She has an extensive network of associates across all sectors of Aboriginal communities that are well placed for working collaboratively. Her passion is working with others to drive change and to enhance the participation in and access to opportunities that aim to break the cycle of Indigenous disadvantage.
Carol has been consulting full-time since April 2013 and prior to that was employed with the NSW and Queensland governments in the human services and education sectors with a career spanning over 20 years.
- Diploma in Counselling – Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, current
- Leadership Program – Social Leadership Australia 2012.
- Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Leadership, Griffiths University (2007)
- Masters of Indigenous Studies, Southern Cross University (2005)
- Bachelor of Arts, University of New England (1994)