Meet our Executive Team

Donna Murray
Chief Executive Officer

I am a proud Wiradjuri and Wonnarua woman of the Marrmabidya/Kalari rivers (Paternal Grandfather kinship) and Gringai Clan of the Hunter Valley region (PaternalGrandmother’s kinship) in NSW. I hold an Adjunct Associate Professor (Industry) at the University of Technology, Sydney and have formal qualifications in Community Development, Management, and Indigenous Governance. I am a 2021 Impact 25 Award-winner with Pro Bono Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). I am the current Board Chair of Thirrili Ltd and Board Director of Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia.

I am a committed Indigenous community development and Indigenous nation-building practitioner, working to support and assert the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, empowering cultural governance and leadership and embedding Indigenous nation-building principles to support decision-making and strengths-based approaches.

I strongly support and engage in the revitalisation and preservation of Wiradyuri language, culture and heritage through my role on the Budyaan Wiradyuri Language Trust and enjoy working with nation builders and Elders in redesigning a future of our own design honouring Wiradyuri ways.

I also love spending time with my beautiful children, grandchildren and extended family. I love a cuppa with a good yarn and laugh and have a hidden talent for getting the best out of people.

Paul Gibson
Executive Director, Strategy and Partnerships

Paul Gibson is a non-Indigenous man who has lived and worked on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country (Canberra) for over two decades.

Since completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Paul has worked in health and education, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce policy since 2017 with the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association and Indigenous Allied Health Australia. 

Paul is experienced in policy, program delivery, advocacy, and research with a strong understanding of the health, education and training and employment sectors, with a focus on achieving meaningful outcomes with and led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Kylie Stothers
Executive Director, Workforce Development 

Mrs Kylie Stothers was born and raised in Katherine, Northern Territory and is a proud descent of the Jawoyn people.  Kylie is a proud mother and comes from a large extended family with strong ties in Katherine and surrounding communities.  Kylie is actively involved in her local community and is the Executive Director of Workforce Development at Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA). Kylie is a social worker who has worked throughout the Northern Territory for over 25 years. Kylie brings her practice experience in the fields of hospital, child protection, academia, health promotion, Aboriginal Community Controlled, remote health practice, workforce, and leadership.  Kylie is passionate about education, health, and social justice, particularly in relation to remote and rural Australia.  

Kylie also holds numerous adjunct academic appointments, namely as Adjunct Associate Professor with both Flinders University, Northern Territory and Adjunct Associate Professor with Charles Darwin University (CDU).  Her commitment to supporting and growing the next generation of health professionals is evident in her supervision, education, and training of health (allied) students on clinical placements across Northern Australia.  

Kylie is currently one of the main facilitators of IAHA’s Cultural Safety training, providing training to various individuals and organisations across Australia.   Kylie is committed to contributing to transforming the health sector to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families have access to services that are culturally safe and responsive.