Natalie Lewis is a proud descendent of the Gamilaraay (Kamilaroi) and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak. Her professional experience has been acquired in Queensland and the United States in the areas of youth justice and child protection, providing direct service, program and policy development and organisational leadership over the past 20 years.
Ms Lewis currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care and is Co-Chair of the national Family Matters Campaign. Natalie was an active member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry and is an appointed member of the Reform Leaders Group, Stakeholder Advisory Group and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Reform Committee within the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform governance structure. Natalie is also appointed to the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Committee and the Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse Steering Committee and is a member of National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing and the National Forum for Protecting Australia’s Children.