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The ABC Foundation today announced Helen Slater as their new Chief Executive Officer.

Helen, a proud Whadjuk Ballardong Noongar woman, who most recently has been serving as Chairperson of the Foundation has over 30-years experience working in Education, Training, Employment and Business Development in both industry and government with a focus on creating opportunities for Aboriginal people through socio-economic development.

Throughout her career, Helen has maintained strong connections to country, community and her proud Indigenous culture which will be of great benefit to the Foundation.

On accepting the role Helen said ‘I am looking forward to leading the ABC Foundation at an exciting time to support Aboriginal people to lead a sustainable land and sea economy.’

Alison Sentance, the previous CEO will be taking on a pivotal role as Managing Director of the Foundation with a core focus on strengthening its business growth and commercialisation opportunities. Alison stated, ‘This has been a well thought out strategic decision led by our board to support our National growth aspirations and we are fortunate to be in a position that Helen can take on the leadership position following her time on the board and bringing her expertise to the CEO role.’

The ABC Foundation was founded in 2016 with no external investment and has experienced significant growth due to its innovative and flexible partnership approach supporting remote and regional Indigenous communities. The board takes great pride in now achieving its long-term goal of advancing as an Indigenous led and controlled organisation.

The ABC Foundation is a Not-For-Profit social enterprise partnering with Indigenous Communities to deliver sustainable On-Country programs and services, empowering future generations.

For more information on the above release or for interview opportunities contact:

Mel Wyness 0404 812 271 or email oncountry@abcau.com.au

For more information about the organisation and the successful On-Country programs head to abcau.com.au


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