Sharlene Leroy-Dyer – National President

Sharlene is an Aboriginal woman, from the Garigal, Awabakal, Wiradjuri and Darug nations of NSW. Sharelene has a PhD in the Management at the University of Newcastle, a Bachelor of Business (Hons) from University of Newcastle and a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership from University of Melbourne.

Sharlene is currently enrolled in a Master of Employment and Labour Relations Law with the University of Melbourne. She is also a fulltime academic in at the University of Queensland where she is a Senior Lecturer in employment relations. Sharlene is also the Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and a National Councillor. As an Aboriginal activist, student leader and unionist, Sharlene is passionate about improving the standard of postgraduate education at Universities, for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students.