Leonie Patterson

Position: Senior Aboriginal Advisor

Leonie Patterson joined Anglicare NT in early November 2018 as Senior Aboriginal Advisor, Cultural Safety and Partnerships, after spending around 16 years working in Indigenous affairs in government managing a diverse range of programs and services.

Leonie is a proud local Aboriginal woman with considerable experience working with Indigenous organisations and communities, sector and government at various levels in the NT and nationally.

The Senior Aboriginal Advisor, Cultural Safety and Partnerships role provides:

  • high-level strategic advice and consultancy to the CEO, Executive and Board on all matters and interactions related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations in the NT.
  • guidance to inform the design of culturally safe training for all staff.
  • guidance to management and leadership to strengthen partnerships with Aboriginal community controlled organisations and communities and ensure programs and services are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of Aboriginal people in the NT.