Head of Productions, Director / Goolarri Media Enterprises
Dorothy West OAM is a Noongar woman from Western Australia's South West, and an accomplished Western Australia screenwriter and producer with extensive experience in print, radio, television and film.
Ms West runs First Nations media and communication firms Goolarri Media, Broome Aboriginal Media Association, and Ramu Productions.
She served on numerous boards and advisory groups including Screenwest's Industry Advisory Group and WA's Screen Industry Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group; and as a board member of NITV, Screenwest, Australian International Documentary Conference, the National Indigenous Radio Service, SBS and First Nations Media Australia.
In 2022, Ms West was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to First Nations media and communications. She was also a recipient of numerous awards including for Outstanding Contribution to the WA Screen Industry (2008), an Honorary Doctorate from Swinburne University of Technology (2014), and a First Nations Media Lifetime Achievement Award (2019).