Lisa Shipley is from Tamworth in northern NSW and is the Aboriginal representative and Company Secretary on the National Rural Women’s Coalition Board.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Education and has worked in a teaching capacity providing Aboriginal assistance in schools for over 20 years. She has previously worked for the health service, the NSW Department of Community Services and with employment companies.
Lisa recently started lecturing at the University of New England’s School of Rural Medicine after working for six years as an Aboriginal research academic.
Lisa was selected as NRWC Board Director after an inspiring trip in 2009 to the United Nations (UN) representing the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA).
Lisa is committed to raising the profile of Aboriginal women through the NRWC so that Aboriginal women can have a seat at the table - “to have our voice recognised”.
Lisa is the driving force behind a pilot program in Tamworth to keep Aboriginal women connected and recognised right across Australia as part of the NRWC’s e-Leaders program.