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Letitia Hope

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Policy & Programs

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Letitia Hope is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Policy and Programs at the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). A proud Bundjalung (Northern Rivers NSW), Torres Strait Islander and South Pacific Islander woman.

Over the past 30 years, Letitia has had a varied and wide career working across Commonwealth and State governments in both mainstream and specialised social policy development, program management and service delivery across human services, housing, health and community services, Veterans Affairs and Indigenous Affairs.

Letitia holds a deep rooted and demonstrated commitment to delivering the art and science of excellence in public sector leadership and management. Letitia is one of the inaugural members of the Australian Public Service (APS) Academy faculty and is a Council Member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA ACT) 2021-2023.

Letitia has held various Senior Executive roles across government including Deputy CEO Operations and Delivery, NIAA; Deputy CEO/Chief Operating Officer (COO), Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS); Assistant Secretary, Health and Community Service Programmes Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA); and National Manager Service Transformation, Centrelink.

Letitia holds an Executive Masters of Public Administration through the ANU and a Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector) through the RMIT.