Manager, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Caroline Martin, Manager of Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
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Caroline Martin is a direct descendant of the Briggs family and Traditional Owner of Boonwurrung Country, her traditional lands extends from the Werribee river inland Melbourne and along the Mornington Peninsula coast to Wilson's Promontory.
Caroline is an experienced Senior Manager and Senior Policy Adviser in a broad range of environments including the Arts, Education, Employment and the Victorian Public Sector. Key interests include developing and implementing innovative strategic outcomes, managing change and facilitating key partnerships and strategic alliances.
In March 2004, Caroline was appointed Manager, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Museum Victoria, before 2004 Caroline was a Senior Policy Adviser for the State Government Departments of Education and Human Services.
Caroline has held many committee membership and executive roles on a vast variety of Boards of Management over 28 years. Caroline’s most current roles include and have included: Koorie Advisory member - Circus Oz; Aboriginal Advisory Committee to the Board of the National Trust of Australia; Chairperson of Aboriginal Tourism Victoria; National Indigenous Taskforce Member for the return of Ancestral Remains; Executive member of the Common Fate Board and an elected ATSIC Regional Councillor (Vic). Caroline is an alumni for the Committee for Melbourne, and Winston Churchill Fellow.
Caroline also has many years of experience as a public speaker at a range of local, national and international conferences, as well as many years experience of being engaged as a Master Of Ceremonies (MC) for small, medium and large scale events.
Caroline’s most recent achievement was managing Koorie community engagement and involvement in the development of the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum which opened in September 2013. First Peoples has won national and international awards and is viewed as best practice in community engagement.
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