Dr Rishelle Hume AM, Manager, Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Chevron Australia

Rishelle has more than 25 years experience in Aboriginal engagement ranging from employment, education, justice and health.

She received the 2016 Western Australian of the Year Award – Aboriginal category, as well as a Member of the Order of Australia AM division in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Rishelle also carried the baton for a 400m stretch in the Queen’s Baton Relay in 2018. Last year, Rishelle was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame for service to the Aboriginal community. She also received an honorary award of Doctor of the University of ECU.

Rishelle’s vision is to create a future for her people where there is no longer the need to talk about closing the gap because there will be no more gap to close.