Case Studies

The following case studies illustrate how our corporate and government secondees have achieved real results and earned the respect and trust of local Indigenous people.

Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman—a rising Yolŋu voice

This case study shares Yolŋu woman Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman’s leadership journey from the Jawun Emerging Leader’s program in 2015 to becoming the acting CEO of Miwatji Health and elected the first young female chairperson on the Dhimurru board. Read more about her work in Arnhem Land. > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Andrea Mason at the Westpac Group

The final case study of our 2017 Indigenous Corporate Leadership program participants about Andrea Mason who was seconded to the Westpac Group from the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands. Read more about her extensive development as National Manager of Customer Advocacy at St George Bank. > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Brad Cooke at CBA

This is the second of our case studies on the 2017 Indigenous Corporate Leadership program participants. Brad Cooke is from Sydney’s La Perouse region and was seconded to CBA. Read more about his experience in the Emerging Technologies team. > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Chris Ingrey at Qantas

Chris Ingrey from Sydney’s La Perouse region reflects on his ‘reverse secondment’ as part of Jawun’s Indigenous Corporate Leadership program to Qantas’ Industry and International Affairs team. Read more about his transformative journey. > Read case study

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council – collaborating for community

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council  has developed land assets, housing and employment programs, and successful corporate partnerships under the leadership of CEO Sean Gordon. Over 50 Jawun secondees have been placed at Darkinjung over the years. > Read case study

Leading from behind

EC Backbone coordinators play a key and complex role. They coordinate, convene, and ‘lead from behind’ to enable reform. Two have been ex-Jawun secondees, each motivated by unique reasons. > Read case study

David Williams Fellowship participants in Cape York

44 DWF participants have been seconded across Cape York, to five key Indigenous organisations spanning the communities of Wujal Wujal, Coen, Aurukun, Mossman, Hope Vale, Yarrabah and Cairns. > Read case study