Leonard Ashburton is currently working for Chevron Australia within the Human Resources - Indigenous Employment Strategy team. His primary role will be progressing Chevron’s Indigenous Employment Strategy relating to the Wheatstone Project with a focus on the Onslow/Pilbara area of Western Australia.
He has previously worked for the Water Corporation as the Indigenous Employment Consultant, his role was to create and design strategies to increase Indigenous employment opportunities and provide consultancy, coaching and advice to management and other staff on policy implementation relating to equality and diversity for Indigenous people.
Prior to his role with Water Corporation he worked for Fortescue Metals Group in a number of positions within the Indigenous Affairs area and a period working with BHP Billiton Nickel West as a Community Relations Officer.
Lenny has completed an Aboriginal pre-law program at UWA and is currently undertaking post graduate studies in Indigenous Sector Management at Edith Cowan University.
Leonard has a passion for youth affairs and was an executive member (vice chairperson) for the Youth Involvement Council (South Hedland).
Reconciliation to me means an equality between all Australians. It’s a recognition that Indigenous people today are better placed than we have been for many decades to make a real difference to the lives of our families, communities and the lives of our fellow Indigenous Australians. This opportunity comes at a time when so much is happening across Australia, a time when Indigenous people have the opportunity to achieve far beyond their own expectations and abilities. Reconciliation for me means that the extraordinary achievements of Indigenous people across the country are recognised and that those extraordinary people are given the same opportunities as non Indigenous people – an equal playing field.
Last modified: 27 April 2011