Katrina Fanning

Chairperson

 

Biography

Katrina is a Wiradjuri woman from Junee, NSW and has lived in the ACT for the majority of the past 26 years.  During this time she has been an active community member involved in sports, community organisations and through her work.

Currently Katrina is the Director of Coolamon Advisors an Indigenous consulting firm based in Canberra.  Previously she has held Senior Executive roles in Government including with Centrelink, Aboriginal Hostels and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.  Her career started as a trainee in the ACT Government in 1995 having worked in the Magistrates Court, Sport and Recreation and Chief Ministers Departments. 

Following her own successful rugby league career she has maintained involvement in the sport at a National level as member of the NRL Indigenous Council and manager of the Indigenous Women’s All Stars team. 

Katrina believes that the ACT should be nation leading in outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and that the best chance at this rests in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led solutions.  Her community knowledge and networks, coupled with Government experience have her well placed to assist the Elected Body in achieving in this regard.

In addition Katrina is a Board member of Marymead, the Womens Legal Centre and is a member of the Marist Indigenous parents group. Previously she has also held positions on the ACT NAIDOC Committee, assisted in the Indigenous Showcase at the Multicultural Festival, been the ACT representative at the National Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee and President of both Canberra and Australian Womens Rugby League Associations.