Dr Belinda Russon
Chief Executive Officer, Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative Limited
Belinda is a proud descendant of the Yugambeh nation and a passionate social justice activist who has worked as the CEO of Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative Limited (Tranby) since 2012. Previously, she worked as a lawyer for Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre in Sydney.
Belinda leads the Tranby team who work actively to create educational opportunities and develop effective community projects for and with our Community. Tranby’s overarching vision is to educate Community, encourage achievement and empower our Mob. Tranby has always been a place rich in stories and memories and recently received a grant to make Tranby a Keeping Place of Indigenous Knowledges- a place to make and share our Indigenous stories.
As the Chair of the Rona Tranby Trust, Belinda is committed to working with Community to support the recording and preservation of Indigenous Australian Oral Histories.
Belinda is currently co-chair of the Alliance of First Nations Independent Education & Training Providers (AFNIETP), a national peak body. Belinda and the AFNIETP board work with other Indigenous education organisations to ensure that the educational interests of Community are well represented, and that self-determination and cultural wellbeing is prioritised.
Belinda is a Fulbright scholar and Churchill fellow and holds a Bachelor of Arts (USYD), Bachelor of Laws (UTS) and an LLM and SJD (UNSW).