Natalie commenced as a full time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission in April 2022.
Natalie was recently the Managing Director of Child Wise, a non-profit organisation building child safe practice all over the world, and prior to that, Natalie was the Queensland Public Guardian.
Natalie has worked across the NSW and Queensland Governments leading public policy and service delivery in domestic and family violence, statutory child protection, ageing and disability. Natalie’s public policy experience includes co-authorship of a national child sexual assault prevention framework, contributing to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), aged care and youth justice legislation.
Natalie began her career as a lawyer with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. Over the last decade, she has worked with communities and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) across Cape York, the Western Desert and the Kimberley. Her experience traverses various non-government organisations and the private sector, advising on social investment.
Natalie holds a Master of Public Policy, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and an Executive Certificate from Harvard Business School.
Natalie is currently a commissioner for the Closing the Gap Review study.
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