Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Equity and Indigenous & Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin ECU Centre for Indigenous Education and Research / Edith Cowan University
A Fremantle member since 2004, professor Colleen Hayward AM is a senior Noongar woman with extensive family links throughout WA’s South-West. Since 2009, she has been the head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, ECU’s Centre for Indigenous Education and Research, and concurrently holds the position of pro-vice-chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) across the university. For more than 30 years, Prof Hayward has provided significant input to policies and programs on a wide range of issues reflecting the needs of minority groups at community, state and national levels. She has a wealth of previous board experience and an extensive background in a range of areas including health, education, leadership and governance. Prof Hayward has a Diploma of Teaching, a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Aboriginal Community Management and Development, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Cross Sector Partnerships from Cambridge University. In 2012, she was inducted into the Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame and recognised as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia. She was made a Western Australian Ambassador for Children and Young People in 2012 and was named as one of WA’s 100 most influential West Australians in 2015 and 2016.