Denise Hagan

Denise Hagan is Founder and CEO of the Puuya Foundation, established to develop everyday leaders, and empower the Lockhart River Aboriginal community to create a positive future.  She produces outstanding advances in social justice through innovative, community led strategies.

Some describe Denise as an incredibly rare, multi-dimensional professional equally adept at the top of modern organisations and at the heart of communities. Her unique capability for translating issues across cultures and disciplines is further enabled by her gentleness, playfulness and wisdom.  Denise’s work has been recognised locally and internationally. Most recently, the Puuya Foundation won the Queensland Premier’s Reconciliation Award 2017.

In December 2017 Denise spoke at TEDxBrisbane about the work of the Puuya Foundation. You can watch her here.