WA Deputy Chair

Mary hales from the West Kimberley being born in Broome. Mary’s cultural connections are with the Bardi, Worrora and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Mary is an ex nurse, holds a Bachelor of Science in Aboriginal Community Management and Development, Justice of Peace and Children’s court member.

Mary worked and held senior positions within Western Australia Department of Aboriginal Affairs and managed a number of regional offices throughout the state. Previous work with the State Government and held a number of positions across government such as Child Safety Director, Ministerial Advisor Council on Child Protection but to name a few. Mary interest have found her involved with the development of Reconciliation Actions Plans with State & Local Government agencies.

Mary currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Aboriginal Family Law Services. Mary is the Chairperson of the Aboriginal Alcohol Drug Services, Interim Co-Chair of Reconciliation WA, and Deputy Convener National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services