Casey Millward

Expertise: Indigenous policy, Programs, Public policy, Self-determination, Leadership

Casey Millward is a proud Kalkadoon woman from Northwest Queensland, with two decades of experience and leadership in Indigenous Affairs. As a Charles Perkins and Chevening scholar, Casey completed an MPhil in Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation focused on the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Casey also holds a Master of Management from ANU and a Bachelor of Business (leadership and management).

Casey has broad public sector experience, in policy, program management, service delivery and expertise in Human Resources, as well as experience in the university and Aboriginal Community Controlled Sectors. Casey has dedicated her career to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, both in Indigenous portfolios and influencing mainstream policies and programs as well as important stakeholders to prioritise Indigenous perspectives. Casey was the Executive Director at the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak organisations, influencing the pathway forward for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy for the next decade by providing support and advice to over 80 Aboriginal Community Controlled Peaks on the implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. Casey is currently the General Manager, Resources Strategy, at the Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

Casey has led many discussions, podcasts, lectures and events on how Government, University and community can better support and draw on Indigenous knowledge to improve respect, celebration and outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.


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