Our People

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Committee

The committee manages both the Wyemando Bequest and the Jimmy Pike Trust.

Cameron Tero

Cameron Tero

Chairperson

Cameron currently teaches in the Community Development course at Murdoch University, as well as working for the One World Centre, providing professional learning for teachers about global issues through the AusAID Global Education Project.  In the past he has worked as a primary school teacher in the Tjukurla community in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, and as a community worker in schools in Perth.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters in Community Development, and has worked in schools and universities for over 20 years.  Cameron grew up in country WA – Kondinin and Kalgoorlie, and now lives in the city with his family.  Outside of work, he enjoys walking his dog Arthur, growing vegetables, playing the banjo and generally being outdoors.

Finn Pederson

Finn Pedersen

Deputy chairperson

Finn is an Architect, and a Director of Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. He has been working in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA since 1992.  He lived in Broome for 5 years and worked for NBC Aboriginal Corporation designing and project managing housing projects and facility buildings for Aboriginal communities and is passionate about contributing to the improvement of conditions for Aboriginal families in Australia.

Finn is a passionate environmentalist and a founding member of Environs Kimberley Inc, a Broome based environment group promoting landscape preservation and sustainable development in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

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Noel Harding

Secretary

Noel is a consultant accountant specialising in the Charity Sector. In this role he was the advisor to the Harper sisters who were the Founders of the Wyemando Harper Sisters Aboriginal Bequest. He is a frequent contributor at Seminars on matters relating to the Charity Sector on accounting and taxation, constitutional matters, legal structures, corporation and administration generally. He has taken a leading role in WA in the provision of guidance to charities with the introduction of the Australian Charities & Not for profits Commission (ACNC) and is a member of the ACNC Professional Advisor Group. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia with which body he holds a Taxation specialty. He is also a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Secretaries.

Matt Byrne

Dr Matt Byrne

Committee Member

Dr Matt Byrne is an Associate Dean (Primary) for the School of Education at Edith Cowan University. Matt is an experienced teacher, teacher educator and researcher. He is involved in Aboriginal education and research and the development of cultural competency within the university, public and private sector. Matt is currently leading a number of research projects with Foodbank WA investigating the impact of Foodbank’s Healthy ‘Food For All’ Strategy on schooling which includes the School Breakfast Program. In collaboration with Monash and Charles Sturt University Matt in 2016 was a part of a successful Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Innovation and Development Grant ‘Engaging and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community to improve student outcomes’. Matt is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Telethon Kids Institute (WA) working with Professor Donna Cross and the Health Promotion and Education Research group.

Coleen Sherratt

 

Coleen Sherratt

Committee Member

Coleen Sherratt is a proud Noongar Wadjak person.  She currently works for the Department of Education as a Project Officer for Aboriginal Languages. She is responsible for the coordination of Aboriginal Languages in Western Australian public schools in the Mid west, Metropolitan, Wheatbelt and South west areas.

In this role Coleen also co presents the Aboriginal Languages Teacher Training Course for speakers of their traditional languages who work in schools. This course provides the participants with the skills necessary to teach their languages in classrooms.

Previously Coleen worked in schools for 12 years firstly as an Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer then Noongar language teacher before completing her Bachelor of Education at Curtin University.

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Staff

 

Katrina Drayton

Katrina Drayton

Project Officer

Katrina joined Wyemando in October 2012.  Originally an architect, she moved into the community sector in 2008.  Since then she has worked for not-for-profit organisations in various capacities and completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Community Development.

Katrina is fascinated by languages and how they describe our world view.  She has been learning Noongar language since 2011 and undertakes regular trips on country led by a local elder.  Although still a novice, she values the subsequent deepening of her relationship with Noongar boodjar.

Also project officer for the Jimmy Pike Trust, Katrina works part-time and is generally available to respond to calls and emails on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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