Board of Directors
The Kaiela Institute is a company limited by guarantee, governed by a board of directors.
Paul Briggs - Executive Chair
Yorta Yorta man, Paul is best known as the founding president of the Rumbalara Football and Netball Club and is a man of vision who has the wellbeing of his community at the core of everything he does. He has a wealth of experience across a vast range of sectors in Aboriginal community development.
Deborah Cheetham AO
Yorta Yorta soprano, composer and educator, Deborah is the Artistic Director of Short Black Opera Company and Dhungala Children's Choir.
She has assisted many Indigenous singers to find their voice through the powerful medium of opera. She was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014 and in March 2015 was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Justin Mohamed is the Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.
Justin is a proud Aboriginal man of the Gooreng Gooreng nation near Bundaberg in Queensland. He has dedicated the past 25 years to working towards building a stronger and healthier nation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
He is a former CEO of Reconciliation Australia and Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).