Laurel is proud to be part of the Noongar nation, born on her Grandmother’s country of Wagyl Kaip at Katanning. She also have extensive family connections in the Pilbara and other regions of Western Australia.
Laurel has been leading Yorgum as CEO since 2014. Prior to that she worked in the government sector for over 20 years at both State and Commonwealth levels.
Laurel has managed many key Aboriginal programs and projects across WA related to housing and community development. She also managed the Aboriginal Visitor’s Scheme for the WA Department of Corrective Services.
Laurel was an elected as an Ordinary Board Member at the 2021 WACOSS Annual General Meeting.