Lesley Nelson appointed to Board of Directors

Lesley Nelson is a proud Noongar woman from the Balladong and Whadjuk clans who holds over 25 years’ experience in various executive leadership roles within the Aboriginal health sector, the most recent being her current role as CEO of the South West Aboriginal Medical Service.

Lesley’s bias for innovation and action is strengthened with post graduate qualifications in Business and Epidemiology. This unique skill set has seen her champion the expansion of accessible primary health services for Aboriginal communities living in the vast South West region of Western Australia. Her drive to influence, collaborate and engage across the sector has directly contributed to greater health outcomes for Aboriginal people living in the region.

“As CEO of South West Medical Service,  improving the health of our Indigenous communities is vital to ensure our culture and heritage continues for future generations. As an Indigenous woman I am very excited and proud to have the opportunity to assist our remote and regional communities access fresh food to improve healthy lifestyles and wellbeing,” said Lesley Nelson about her recent appointment to Outback Stores’ Board of Directors.

Lesley brings a wealth of strategic governance experience to several board director positions, including Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industry,  Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations,  Sustainable Health Review Independent Oversight Committee,  Registry of Senior Australians, NAGATSIAC, and Outback Stores.  She also chairs the Aboriginal Health Council WA CEO’s Network and the South West Aboriginal Health Planning Forum.