Our Board

Dr Glenda Kickett

Dr Glenda Kickett

Chairperson

In her outstanding career working with Aboriginal people in Western Australia, Glenda has played a vital role in developing social work practice and policy to benefit the various Aboriginal sectors with which she has worked. Her professional commitments and community activities are extensive and her work has been recognized by awards and scholarships. Her achievements also include academic success in social work and history research, undertaken alongside her work and other commitments, and she is a published author. She has been the Chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Islander Observance Day Committee (NAIDOC Perth) since 2008 and along with the Committee has built up NAIDOC Perth as a renowned cultural festival; including reviving the Miss NAIDOC Perth presentation from 2011.

Emma Chinnery

Emma Chinnery

Director

Emma Chinnery is a commercial lawyer at Jackson McDonald with almost 10 years’ experience working with a broad range of clients including corporate and government organisations, the not-for-profit sector, Indigenous trusts and corporations and private clients. A netballer herself for over 20 years, Chinnery is a life member of UWA Netball Club having played over 12 seasons, as well as contributing back to her club as a committee member, and is currently on the selection committee. Chinnery’s legal experience brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Netball WA Board and she is passionate for the development of female leaders in sport as well as her experience across governance and commercial issues.

Helen Ockerby

Helen Ockerby

Director

A proud Bardi-Jawi and Noongar woman from Western Australia, Helen has over 15 years experience in community development working remotely across the state in grassroots sports, recreation and education. Helen was the former Kimberley Regional Manager of Shooting Stars and offers valuable insight of the needs of the on-the-ground staff and their communities helping Shooting Stars to continue to empower young Aboriginal girls and women.

Dr Richard Walley OAM

Dr Richard Walley OAM

Director

A proud Nyoongar man, Richard was born in Meekatharra in 1953 and grew up in bush camps south of Perth. At 23 he was chairing the Aboriginal Advisory Board and was actively involved in the formation or operation of the Aboriginal Housing Board, Aboriginal Medical Service, Aboriginal Legal Service, Aboriginal Alcoholism Committee, Aboriginal Sports Foundation and the New Era Aboriginal Fellowship. In 1991, he was named the NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year and two years later, he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the arts and promotion of Nyoongar culture. In 2010, Richard was awarded Citizen of the Year in the Indigenous Leadership category and the following year, he performed a Welcome to Country for the Queen during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth.

Robyn Smith Walley

Robyn Smith Walley

Director

Robyn is a Nyoongar woman, with family connections throughout Wilman, Kaneang and Bibbelman regions in Nyoongar country. She is a Director within her family owned business Aboriginal Productions and Promotions (APP), for the past twenty three years. Robyn has Degree in Community Development from Murdoch University and has worked within the fields of Anthropology, Adult Education, Events and Production Management.

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