Donna Ah Chee
Ms Ah Chee is a Bundjalung woman from far north NSW and has lived in Alice Springs for more than 20 years. She is currently CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, one of Australia’s most successful Aboriginal medical services.
Ms Ah Chee has been involved in the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation for many years. She has served on many Northern Territory and national bodies such as the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC).
Ms Pat Anderson is an Alyawarre woman known around the world as a powerful advocate for disadvantaged people. She has a particular focus on Indigenous health, including aspects such as community development, advocacy, policy formation and research ethics.
Ms Anderson has spoken before the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous People, and currently serves as Co-chair of the Referendum Council and as the Chairperson of the Lowitja Institute.
She has also been the CEO of Danila Dilba Health Service in Darwin, Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), and was the Chair of the Collaborative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health from 2003 to 2009.
Professor Jack Beetson
Professor Beetson is a Ngemba man with expertise in facilitating dialogues between cultures, post conflict recovery and reconciliation, adult education and training, sustainable community development and indigenous and human rights education.
He is an adjunct Professor at the University of New England and one of only 12 people worldwide to have received a United Nations Unsung Hero Award.
Professor Beetson is Chair of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council Economic Development Advisory Committee, a Board member of Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA), and regularly undertakes advisory work for government. In the past he has served as the Australian Chair of the Pacific Association of Non-Government Organisations.
John is CEO of Multiplex Australasia, a founding partner of the Literacy for Life Foundation.
As CEO for Multiplex, John has ultimate responsibility for the operational performance of all Construction & Development and Engineering & Infrastructure projects in Australasia. He is Multiplex’s senior client contact, maintaining open communications regarding progress, opportunities and issues affecting each project undertaken by the company.
Don is Executive Director of Operations at Multiplex. Don streamlines best for business initiatives, oversees the various business platforms, plays a strategic role in the direction of the business and ensures that lessons learned are captured and influence the direction and goals set for the business.