Vincent Fairfax Fellow, Belinda Duarte, was among those recognised as part of Australian honours last week for her service to the country.

Last Thursday, Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership was delighted at Belinda’s recognition on Australia’s 2023 honours roll for her significant service to Australia’s indigenous community and sports administration, including her recent appointment to the Board of Directors for the Victoria 2026 Organising Committee. A Wotjobaluk and Dja Dja Wurrung descendant with Polish and Celtic heritage, Belinda is an accomplished leader in elite sport, social equity and First Nations communities. CEO of Culture is Life, an organisation which is dedicated to Aboriginal-led solutions for the prevention of First peoples youth suicide, Belinda recently graduated as a 2022 Vincent Fairfax Fellow.

Belinda has been appointed to the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, is a director of the Western Bulldogs, MCG trustee, board member of the AnnaMilla First Nations Foundation and Djaara Aboriginal Corporation. Belinda has a vision of equality across all aspects of living for Aboriginal people. As a former elite athlete, Belinda is working on innovative projects to influence the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to improve relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Belinda adds this 2023 Australian honours roll to many other awards, including Football Woman of the year 2012, and emerging leader under the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership in 2006-2007.

On behalf of Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, please join us in congratulating Belinda on her recent achievements.

via Commonwealth Games, 30 January 2023. Read the full media release here and Belinda’s biography on the Culture is Life website here.

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership’s programs include the 2 day Executive Ethics, 6 day Executive Colloquium and year-long Vincent Fairfax Fellowship. We also deliver online and customised corporate programs. Find the right program for you here. They are all held under the Chatham House Rule to encourage genuine and open debate, and allow participants to candidly discuss sometimes sensitive issues in private while allowing the topic and nature of the debate to be made public, and contribute to a broader conversation. The Alumni program offers ongoing leadership development support and a lifelong connection with Cranlana.

Images supplied: Commonwealth Games & Culture is Life

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