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Tamai Heaton joined NCIS as the Centre Administrator in July 2014, and is responsible for the administrative and outreach functions of NCIS.
With over 12 years' experience providing executive support at Mission Australia, Le Cordon Bleu, the Australian Medical Council and ANU, Tamai Heaton has a passion for giving voice to minority groups. Throughout her more than two years' experience working in executive liaison at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP), she has drawn diverse internal and external stakeholders together in collaborative enterprises. During this time, Tamai has served on CAP's Reconciliation Action Plan Committee, contributing ideas and actions for winning greater visibility for Indigenous students, staff and cultures around ANU.
An African-Australian, prior to relocating to Australia, Tamai and her husband facilitated collective action with local Zimbabweans and government and non-government agencies to independently build a children's home for AIDS orphans. Tamai is excited to bring her experience in executive support and her vision for Closing the Gap and achieving Reconciliation outcomes into her role as Centre Administrator for NCIS.