Leah, a Torres Strait Islander, is the Director of Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle and is a senior professional with over 20 year’s business and not for profit experience. As the CEO of Reconciliation Australia from 2010-2014, Leah led Reconciliation Australia into becoming a professional, trusted and innovative organisation. Leah was a co-founder of Yarnteen Ltd (1992-2009) — a successful Indigenous enterprise operating several commercial and social ventures. Leah holds several Board positions including Chairperson of Supply Nation, Chairperson Aboriginal Housing Office (NSW), member CSIRO Indigenous Advisory Group and Board Director of The Smith Family. She held previous positions as a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, a Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate, IBA and Career Trackers. In 2009, The Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine recognised Leah as a “True Leader” and in 2012 Leah was recognised in the inaugural 2012 Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Influential Women Awards.