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Dr Anne Poelina

Nulungu Institute Research University of Notre Dame

Professor Anne Poelina PhD, PhD, MEd, MPH&TM, MA, Nyikina Warawa Guardian Martuwarra Fitzroy River, Co-Chair of Indigenous Studies University Notre Dame, active community leader, human and earth rights advocate, and Peter Cullen Fellow. Laureate Women’s World Summit Foundation (Geneva, 2017) elected Chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council (2018).


Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray is a Yilka/Wongutha/Nyoongar/Yamatji woman who grew up in Cosmo Newberry ( where she has traditional owner links) and Laverton and has connections to the broader Central Desert Area.

She currently works as Deputy CEO – at the Indigenous Desert Alliance where she continues with her passionate commitment to supporting people and country of the Australian desert.


Michelle Andrews

Michelle Andrews is an executive leader and environmental scientist with 30 years’ experience in the public sector currently in the role of Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Michelle has previously led the role of Director General for the Department of Communities and reformed the organisation’s governance and integrity systems following a major fraud and corruption incident.


Glen Kelly OAM

Glen is a Wardandi Nyungar man from the lower south west of WA. Glen was formerly the CEO of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council and is now a member of the National Native Title Tribunal.


Professor Steven D. Hopper AC

Professor of Biodiversity at UWA Albany since 2012, Steve has 50 years as a conservation biologist and teacher, including 12 years leading Kings Park and Botanic Garden (1992-2004), and six years leading the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2006-2012). Steve’s research focuses on sustainable living with biodiversity, especially with Aboriginal Elders.


Lindsey Langford

Lindsey Langford is the Chief Executive Officer of the Indigenous Desert Alliance (IDA). Lindsey is passionate about seeing positive and Indigenous directed outcomes for the desert and its people. He grew up in Central Australia and has had privilege of an intimate and lifelong association with Indigenous desert land managers on their country.


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