Reconciliation Victoria's new CEO

Reconciliation Victoria's new CEO
Reconciliation Victoria are thrilled to welcome Nicole Findlay into the role of Chief Executive Officer, leading our organisation into the coming years.

Nicole Findlay has been an advocate and ally of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for the best part of 20 years. She is a mum of two beautiful boys with a compassionate heart, fierce determination, and an unrelenting drive. Nicole has a long history of building positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, promoting respect for culture, supporting truth telling, self-determination and improving socio-economic outcomes and pathways to equity. Nicole is a long-standing member and ally of the Reconciliation Victoria community, having previously worked with us as Project Facilitator on the Maggolee website.

She is very excited about the journey ahead with Reconciliation Victoria and is looking forward to delving in and understanding the true state of reconciliation across the state. She’s eager to meet and connect with all Reconciliation Victoria’s networks, allies and friends. As a leader with a strong lens in two worlds, Nicole understands reconciliation is about taking time to acknowledge the past, to build mutually respectful relationships, and to be honest and open in how we work together. How we share knowledge, care for each other, community, and Country.

As we move into 2022, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Reconciliation Victoria, we look forward to Nicole’s guidance and leadership on the next phase of the reconciliation journey and a new chapter for our organisation. Reconciliation Victoria Co-Chairs, Shane Charles and Andrew Gunstone, said:

“The reconciliation landscape today is far different than it was 20 years ago when our organisation was established. Reconciliation Victoria have continued to adapt and grow alongside this changing landscape to support truth telling, justice and self-determination for and with First Peoples. We welcome this next chapter for our organisation, with Nicole’s guidance and leadership, to continue championing change across Victoria. We would also like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our inaugural CEO Diana David for her extraordinary, passionate and inspirational work over the past few years”.

2022 promises to be a big year for reconciliation across the state, with National Reconciliation Week, the announcement of Narrm (Melbourne) as the focus city for National NAIDOC Week, and the continued work of the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria. We look forward to meeting and connecting with allies and communities across Victoria in the coming year and commit ourselves to working respectfully with and guided by First Peoples across all areas of our work. 

For any enquiries, please contact the Reconciliation Victoria office at or (03) 9016 0657.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Victoria.

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