Executive Management & Leadership Team

Catherine Liddle

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Catherine Liddle is an Arrernte/Luritja woman from Central Australia and has been SNAICC’s Chief Executive Officer since January 2021.

Catherine joined SNAICC with a strong background in senior management roles with First Nations organisations. Prior to being appointed CEO of SNAICC, she acquired more than ten years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams, managing workplace transformations and advocating for policy reform; having held executive positions at the ABC, NITV/SBS and the Northern Territory Education Department. She was most previously the Regional Director of Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships for the Central Australia Regions. Now, as CEO of SNAICC, she is focusing her leadership on ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s rights are upheld to ensure their safety, development and wellbeing.

A journalist by trade, Catherine’s motivation has always been to drive change that leads to positive outcomes and options for First Nations people. Catherine is excited to be continuing to build the organisation’s strong platform in representing the voice of the next generation – our children.

Office of the CEO

Mandy Taylor – Executive Director, Office of the CEO
  • Amanda Duncan – Director, Strategic Engagement & Communications
  • Fran Whitty – Director, Operations & HR
  • Nisha Sharma – Chief Financial Officer

Social Policy and Research

John Burton – Executive Director, Social Policy & Research
  • Sarah Mohammed – Director, Policy & Research and Acting Manager of Early Childhood & Development
  • Emily Armstrong – Manager, Early Childhood Care & Development Policy Partnership
  • Rashmi Kumar – Manager, Child Safety & Wellbeing
  • Ren Flannery – Manager, Special Projects


Gretchen Young – Executive Director, Programs
  • Jessica Davis – Director, Community Partners
  • Simon Fewings – National Director, Early Years Support
  • Miranda EdwardsAdvisor, Workforce Development

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