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Rose Manzini

  • Executive Leadership – Chief Operating Officer

Before joining Cape York Partnership as its COO, Rose was part of the Jawun executive team for the past 12 years. During her time with Jawun, Rose led the remote regions, established new innovations supporting community-level reform priorities and codesign solutions, and led Jawun’s bespoke Leadership Programs, including the establishment of a unique female network. During this period Rose also had carriage of Jawun’s Strategy, Marketing, Impact Reporting and funding negotiations. 

Rose’s career began in the mining industry in the Torres Straits, New Guinea, and the Northern Territory before she transitioned to Indigenous Affairs. Rose held numerous roles within the Australian Government throughout Northern Territory, Western Australia, Cape York and Tasmania living and working in communities focussed on reform and whole of government initiatives before returning to her hometown of Cairns to support Cape York Indigenous Welfare Reform as CEO.


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