National Indigenous Forum Co-Chair

Ms Shona Reid is a proud Eastern Arrernte woman with cultural connections in both South Australia and the Northern Territory. Shona is the SA Guardian for Children and Young People and has devoted her knowledge, experience, professional and personal life to the advancement and rights of Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities for over two decades.

For 15 years, Ms Reid worked across the child protection, young offending and the out-of-home care sector in predominately regional and remote areas. In recognition of her work across different sectors, Ms Reid received a 2020 Flinders University Distinguished Alumni Award for services to Aboriginal children, young people and families.

Prior to taking up the SA Guardian role, Shona was the CEO for Reconciliation South Australia, held board positions including the SA Youth Centre Review Board, the South Australian Housing Trust Board (Chairperson of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee to the SAHT Board), Co-Chair of the Justice Reinvestment of South Australia Board, and Flinders University – Indigenous Advisory Council. Ms Reid’s current board positions include the Rio Tinto Australian Advisory Group and The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust


       

                                  Shona Reid

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