Stephanie Harvey

“I commit to leading with hope and optimism, with my vision and energy locked on to what life could be for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ‘beyond the gap’. 

My motivation is that we all get to reach our potential. What we do at Community First Development works; it changes people’s lives – in the way they want it to change.”

Steph is a Bidjara woman from Queensland and a third sector leader with a career that spans government, community and NFP.

Steph has significant experience working with First Nations peoples in Australia and internationally. She is a Director of The Healing Foundation and the Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS), a member of the Aboriginal Hostel Ltd’s Cultural Committee and was a member of the Charity, Philanthropy and Fundraising Advisory Group to the National CoVID19 Coordination Committee.

Steph has also been a  judge for many of the Telstra Business Awards and Telstra Business Women’s Awards.  She has qualifications in business and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.

Steph devotes considerable energy to her passion for the rights of vulnerable people. She is committed to social and economic equity and the principles of self-determination.