Welcoming Damian Tapley as WAALI’s New CEO

The Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute is happy to announce the appointment of Damian Tapley as Chief Executive Officer. Damian has a background as an executive leader in a large […]


The Board and Staff of WAALI would like to acknowledge and congratulate our Chair Robyn Smith-Walley on receiving the award of Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), for her […]

Board Update – CEO Departure

The Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute Ltd (“WAALI”) chairperson Robyn Smith Walley today announced that the WAALI CEO, Ms. Johanna Ward has tendered her resignation for personal reasons.   Johanna […]

Deputy Chair Angela Ryder Awarded Member of the Order of Australia

We would like to congratulate our Deputy Chair Angela Ryder for being awarded Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Angela’s exceptional service to the Aboriginal […]

The Emerging Leaders of 2022 are half way through their 10 week program

Emerging Leaders

In the past 5 weeks they have spent time with Elders, learnt more about themselves through Print and enjoyed cultural workshops.

2022 Yorga Djenna Bidi, Opening Retreat

yorga djenna bidi

Our Yorga Djenna Bidi participants for 2022 enjoyed an on-Country opening retreat this September. We were very excited as in attendance were Yorga Djenna Bidi, Kwobidok Yorga, Circle of Elders […]

ATCO welcomes emerging aboriginal leaders program applicants

ATCO is delighted to welcome 12 applicants this year to the second Emerging Aboriginal Leaders Program with the WA Aboriginal Leadership Institute (WAALI).

Aboriginal women find leadership power in reflection

Oil and gas engineer Jodey Brockhurst wasn’t the most outspoken person when she joined a leadership program for indigenous women.

WA Governor announces new institute dedicated to ‘overcoming Aboriginal disadvantage’

The Governor of Western Australia has launched a new institute dedicated to “overcoming Aboriginal disadvantage” in the state.