Naomi McMahon

Deputy Chair

A respected Gascoyne Aboriginal community leader and Wardandi Wadjuk woman, Naomi is in her second term as Deputy Chair of the Commission and shares with us her passion for advancing economic development for Aboriginal owned businesses in the Gascoyne.

As a Carnarvon local, Naomi brings to the Board a wealth of experience and strategic knowledge in a diverse range of Gascoyne industries. Naomi started her career with the Pastoralists and Graziers Association in Perth and upon returning to Carnarvon worked as a research assistant and photographer on the book Aboriginal Memories of the Gascoyne. Naomi has since gained experience in various local industries and Public Sector roles with the Western Australian Country Health Service, Department of Education and the then Building Management Authority.

Naomi previously served as a Councillor for the Shire of Carnarvon and is currently an Advisor for the National Indigenous Australian’s Agency. Enjoying the stories of the old people and Aboriginal peoples’ connection to the Gascoyne resonates strongly with Naomi. She is heavily involved in community initiatives as an active advocate for increased Indigenous school attendance, Indigenous employment outcomes and the growth of local Indigenous businesses.

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