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Dr Dawn Casey PSM

Deputy CEO


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Dawn Casey is a Tagalaka traditional owner from North Queensland.

Dawn is Deputy CEO at the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and currently co-chairs the COVID-19 Indigenous Advisory Committee.

She has held part-time positions as Chair of ILC and IBA and full-time positions as Director of the Western Australian Museum, Powerhouse Museum and National Museum of Australia.

Dawn was responsible for managing the design and construction of the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies through a world first project delivery alliance contract.

Her career also includes a number of key executive positions in the Public Sector in areas including: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Indigenous Affairs, Cultural Heritage and Overseas Aid and Development.

Dawn has been awarded; three Honorary Doctorates (QLD Charles Sturt, QLD and Macquarie Universities), Commonwealth Government’s Public Service Medal (PSM), Australian Government’s Centenary Medal, three Australia Day Public Service Medals, the Australian Institute of Architects’ Clem Cummings Award and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA).