Ms Pat Turner AM

Ms Pat Turner AM

Ms Pat Turner AM is the daughter of an Arrernte man and a Gurdanji woman. As CEO of National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, she is at the forefront of community efforts to Close the Gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. With more than 40 years’ experience in senior leadership positions in government, business and academia including being the only Aboriginal woman and longest serving CEO of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Commission, she was inaugural CEO of NITV and is the Coalition of Peaks Convenor and Co-Chair of the Joint Council on Closing the Gap. Ms Turner received a Member of the Order of Australia in 1990 for public service.

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