Lesley Nelson is a proud Noongar woman from the Balladong and Whadjuk clans in Western Australia.

Lesley holds over 25 years’ experience in various Senior Executive leadership roles within the Aboriginal health sector, the most recent being her current role as CEO of the South West Aboriginal Medical Service, a Noongar Community Controlled Health Organisation that supports Community in Western Australia.

Lesley has a strong drive to influence, collaborate and engage across the sector, and has directly contributed to greater health outcomes for Aboriginal people living in the region. Lesley brings a passion for the South West Community and holds several Board director positions enabling her to consistently advocate for this beautiful region of Australia, both nationally and locally.

Lesley’s work to date has laid solid foundations for a strong and sustainable organisation as she continues to strongly advocate and work towards creating positive health outcomes for Aboriginal people within the region.