ISAZ 2018

Christine Ross

Christine Ross is an Arrernte/Kaytetye desert woman who was born in Alice Springs and grew up in Darwin. She moved to Perth in 2002. Christine is based in Perth WA and works as the Managing Director of her own Consultancy specialising in Indigenous Employment Programs, Training, Mentoring and Facilitating Indigenous Conferences and Forums. She is currently the Project Manager of the National NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Woman’s Conference to be held 11 -12 July 2018 in Sydney. Christine’s career began as a teacher she spent several years teaching in the NT where she was employed by the NT Department of Education for 14 Years, which included 4 years as the Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educators Support Unit. Christine was the General Manager of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) in Alice Springs in 1999- 2001. Christine was employed by the WA Department of Education in 2005 – 2011 as the Senior Consultant Aboriginal Employment.  During this period Christine was also seconded for 2 years 2009 – 2011 to Burswood Entertainment Complex (now Crown Perth) as the Aboriginal Program Coordinator. Christine has worked in the Resource Sector of WA for a number of years both as Indigenous Employment Superintendent in 2011 with Leighton Contractors Mining Division and the former Manager of Indigenous Relations for Laing O’Rourke. Christine is a member of several Boards including Australian Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC), WA Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Woman’s Alliance (NATSIWA). She was a previous Director of Indigenous Woman in Business Australia and Chairperson of Langford Aboriginal Association in Perth 2015 - 2017.