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Carlyn Waters
SRW Pat Turner Scholarship Graduated 2022

Carlyn Waters

The Australian National University (formerly Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water)

The Australian National University

Master of Business Administration

Carlyn has over 25 years’ experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs at local, state and national levels and is committed to supporting employment, education and economic opportunities for Indigenous people.

She joined the Australian Public Service in 2000 and currently oversees Parks Australia’s enabling services including visitor experiences, legal advice, human resources, learning and development, media and marketing, finance and asset management, and security and property services, whilst managing Booderee National Park, a park jointly managed by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council and the Director of National Parks.

Carlyn will use her postgraduate study to further identify and explore opportunities for economic growth within Indigenous communities, Australia’s business sectors and government partnerships. Her plan is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities develop and grow their business acumen.

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation is a partnership between The Australian National University, Charles Darwin University and the Australian Public Service.