Leah Armstrong is the Director, The Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle. Leah, a Torres Strait Islander, is a senior professional with over 20 year’s business and not for profit experience. As the CEO of Reconciliation Australia from 2010-2014, Leah led Reconciliation Australia into becoming a professional, trusted and innovative organisation. Leah was a co-founder of Yarnteen Ltd (1992-2009) — a successful Indigenous enterprise operating several commercial and social ventures.
Leah holds several Board positions including Chairperson of Supply Nation, Co-Chair First Australians Capital, Director Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management, member CSIRO Indigenous Advisory Group and Board Member of The Smith Family. She held previous positions as a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, a Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate, IBA and Career Trackers.
In 2009, The Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine recognised Leah as a “True Leader” and in 2012 Leah was recognised in the inaugural 2012 Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Influential Women Awards.