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Andrea Kelly

Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner|

Department of Health and Aged Care|

Alumni Advisory Council| EMPA 2015 Alumni


CTH, Australia

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Andrea is a proud Warumungu and Larrakia woman, with strong family connections throughout the Northern Territory.

Andrea has relished a 30 plus year career in the Australian Public Service (APS), working in both the Northern Territory and Canberra. Andrea has built productive professional relationships through her extensive experience across program implementation, service delivery and policy development in both regional, urban and remote contexts.

Throughout her public service career, Andrea has focused on leading, shaping and influencing the public policy agenda to achieve positive and real change, including actively and constructively engaging in policy that explicitly and respectfully recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As a leader within the APS, Andrea draws on her cultural and professional experiences to support and mentor others.

Andrea is currently the Interim First Nations Aged Care Commissioner, Department of Health and Aged Care, previously holding the positions of Group Manager, Eastern Group, in the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

From May 2018 to April 2019, Andrea served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Reconciliation Australia.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University, is an Australia and New Zealand School of Government and Australian National University alumni completing the Executive Master of Public Administration in 2015, and a proud Chief Executive Women Scholar. Andrea is also a member of the ANZSOG Alumni Advisory Council and independent member on the Ventia Indigenous Advisory Board.

Andrea Kelly graduated from the Executive Master of Public Administration in 2015 and is a member of ANZSOG’s Alumni Advisory Council. To find out more about the Alumni Advisory Council, click here