Chairperson, Supply Nation
Leah is the Director of Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle. 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 including bulk warehousing, a car wash, a building company, a registered training organisation, cultural resource/education centres.
Leah, a Torres Strait Islander, has senior professional with over 20 year’s business and not for profit experience. Leah has a strong demonstrated track record in achieving organisational results, creation and maintenance of strong networks and stakeholder relationships by working collaboratively with governments, community and the private sector.
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.
Leah holds several Board positions including as Board member of The Smith Family, Board member of Foundation for Young Australians, Member of CSIRO Indigenous Advisory
Council, Director of First Australians Capital and Director of Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management. She held previous Board positions as Chairperson of Aboriginal
Housing Office NSW, member of Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Indigenous Business Australia and Chair of Indigenous Business Policy Advisory Group.
In 2010, Leah hiked the Kokoda Track as a mentor with the Jobs Australia Foundation Indigenous Youth Leadership Program.