Lauren Ganley

Ambassador

Lauren Ganley is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people and CEO of Desert Knowledge Australia which works to improve the lives and livelihoods of regional and remote desert communities.

Previously Lauren had a distinguished career with Telstra, most recently as General Manager of Telstra’s National Indigenous Directorate leading programs and business activities that make a positive difference for Indigenous communities across Australia.

Lauren was a member of the Expert Panel (2011) to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Constitution.  She is currently a Director of Kakadu Tourism and the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia, Co-convenor of the National Indigenous Corporate Network, a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2014 Lauren was recognised as one of Australia’s most influential women winning a place in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.

Lauren believes in ICV’s philosophy of making a difference in the right way, every day.

“ICV truly works in partnership with communities on development projects that are 100% community-driven. This is what achieves long-term results and I’m really proud to be a part of this as an ICV Ambassador”.

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