Leann Wilson, a descendent of the Bidjara and Kara-Kara peoples in central and central-western Queensland, has an intimate knowledge of her heritage and connection to country, and possesses a sharp cultural and analytical understanding of the complexity of Native Title. Her passion for her people has resonated with the broader community and has seen Leann appointed to regional, state and national boards including The Queensland Divisional Board Australian Red Cross Board, The Healing Foundation, The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts, and The YWCA Queensland.
A former long-term senior public servant and graduate, and former board member of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF), Leann has been a finalist in the Queensland Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards and has been the recipient of The Queensland Centenary Medal. She has recently been re-appointed as the Indigenous Fellow at Bond University and actively promotes, through her extensive public speaking engagements, her passions in cultural heritage, women’s rights, education and business. Leann also has cultural ties to her South Sea ancestry.