Ms Kerry Sculthorpe has tertiary qualifications in social work and public policy and expertise in research ethics. She is a former chair of the AIATSIS Research Ethics Committee and was a manager of ATSIC in Tasmania from 1990. From 1996 until 2002 she was a member of the Senior Executive Service of the Australian Public Service. Kerry has participated in national fora on Indigenous education, health, land rights and legislation, and published a number of reports on Aboriginal issues. This includes her involvement in the Strategic Plan of Aboriginal Engagement Steering Committee at the University of Tasmania.