RAHC is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Whiteley as its new National Manager. Kim commenced this position on Monday, 2 May 2022. Kim is a proud Wiradjuri woman born in Wellington NSW, on traditional Binjang country. She has strong links to the Wurramunga Clan group people of the Bogan River near Dandaloo in Central West NSW.

Kim brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. With over 30 years of experience in government and not-for-profit sectors, Kim has worked across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs in Child Protection, Health, Education and Land Rights. Throughout her career, Kim has been heavily involved in policy development, sector engagement and health program modelling.

Kim completed her Bachelor of Education and Teaching and Post Graduate Diploma in Health, specialising in Indigenous Health, at the University of Sydney. Her previous positions include Senior Manager, Aboriginal Health Strategy for Western NSW Primary Health Network and Director with the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

She is passionately loyal to the principle of social justice and equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and values inclusive processes that empower Indigenous people.

“Authentic partnerships and guaranteeing Aboriginal voices within decisions and strategy that impact our people and communities are crucially important,” said Kim.

Since 2008, RAHC has provided 7,000 health professional placements in the Northern Territory, who collectively have provided the equivalent of 700 years of service.