Sarah Brown AM

Sarah Brown AM is the Chief Executive Officer of Purple House and has been helping the
Indigenous Directors to run the organisation since its inception more than twenty years ago.
In 2017 she was Hesta’s Australia’s Nurse of the Year. In 2018 she made it to the BOSS magazine’s
‘True Leaders’ list.

Sarah holds a Master of Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Education and a Graduate
Diploma in Health Service Management. Prior to joining Purple House, she was a remote area
nurse, youth worker and university lecturer. She loves a good Sunday arvo snooze!

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David Avery

David Avery

Chairperson
David has been practising as a Barrister and Solicitor since 1971 in the Northern Territory.

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Maxine Carlton

Maxine Carlton

Director
Maxine has worked within the legal system for 18+ years as both an interpreter and a client services/field officer while working at the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS).

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Barb McKenna

Barb McKenna

Director
Barb brings 35 years of experience in social housing in both government and not for profit sectors.

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