Community Focus Australia


Michelle CoatsMichelle Coats
Managing Director

Michelle has worked extensively at a senior level in positions ranging from Chief Financial Officer to CEO of various Indigenous Organisations within the Northern Territory and the Kimberley Region of Western Australia for over fifteen years.

Michelle is a qualified CPA Accountant and possesses post Tertiary qualifications in Development Economics and operates her own financial services business specialising in servicing community organisations. Michelle has extensive experience working collaboratively with indigenous communities and has built effective and meaningful relationships both professionally and personally with community leaders and members across Northern Australia. The work she has undertaken in communities is largely as a result of program dysfunction or for programs that require intervention to assist in financial or governance issues.

Michelle acknowledges and respects the cultural aspects of working with indigenous people individually and as a community. Michelle is passionate about genuine indigenous community development through practical application and economic research.



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