Chief Executive Officer
Carol Vale is a Dunghutti woman from Armidale, NSW. She is a professional facilitator, social researcher, and policy analyst with expertise in Aboriginal issues, public policy, and stakeholder engagement across a range of sectors. She has been a senior officer in the NSW and QLD Governments, spanning a career of 35+ years across Aboriginal Affairs including housing, education, child safety, justice and intergovernmental relations.
Chief Executive Officer of Murawin Pty Ltd, Carol Vale is a specialist inter-cultural consultant and facilitator. She specialises in working with clients across a range of industries, to enhance their organisational capacity through social research, community consultations, stakeholder engagement and evaluation services. Carol has been a senior manager with extensive experience in Aboriginal issues in government and not for profit sectors, which is supported by formal qualifications, including but not limited to a Masters of Indigenous Studies, a Bachelor of Arts, and Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Leadership.
Since 2014, Carol has been collaborating with her clients with the intentional purpose of strategically integrating Indigenous perspectives into projects. Her objective has been to add value and improve economic and social outcomes for Indigenous Australians. In doing this, Carol works hard to ensure her work helps build her client’s capacity to provide more proficient, effective, and quality services to their consumers.
In 2018, Carol established the Tiddas in Business program which provides participating Indigenous and non-Indigenous women with a range of tools to help build and grow their businesses. Through the Tiddas in Business program, Carol facilitates intensive, culturally appropriate training, workshops, mentoring and leadership development programs to help these women start and grow their businesses, creating economic empowerment and contributing to closing the gap in Indigenous economic disadvantage.
When working with Carol Vale, clients can learn from Carol’s authentic, raw lived experiences. Carol draws on her extensive career in the public sector and provides practical tools and professional services to her clients that are culturally sensitive, and outcome focused. But what she also brings is her history and culture. Carol was raised on an Aboriginal Mission in northern NSW, where she lived with her extended family and continues to maintain strong connections to her community and Country of origin.
Across her 35+ year career, Carol has worked in all three tiers of government in the human services and education portfolios, including the NSW Local Government and Shires Association, as well as Qld, NSW and Commonwealth government agencies. Carol worked her way up to senior management roles in Aboriginal Affairs, education, housing, disabilities, and child protection. Carol’s public service experience is supported by formal qualifications in business administration, public sector management, leadership and Indigenous studies.
She is a current member of the Supply Nation Indigenous Advisory Group and a member of Indigenous Chambers of Commerce in Southeast QLD and NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.
- Murra Indigenous Master Class – Melbourne School of Business, (2014)
- Sydney Leadership Program, Social Leadership Australia (2012)
- Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Leadership, Griffith University (2007)
- Masters of Indigenous Studies, Southern Cross University (2005)
- Bachelor of Arts, University of New England (1999)
- Certified Facilitator with the International Association of Facilitators
- Member of the Australian Facilitators Network
- Practicing member of the Australian Evaluation Society
- Practicing member of Change Management Australia