Professor Nareen Young

Industry Professor, Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology, Sydney

Nareen Young is Industry Professor, Indigenous Policy (Indigenous Workforce Diversity) at Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research at University of Technology, Sydney. She leads the UTS Jumbunna Research Indigenous People and Work Research and Practice Hub, launched in March 2019, an international first. 

Prior to her current appointment Nareen has spent over twenty years developing her standing as one of Australia’s leading and most respected employment diversity practitioners, leading two peak diversity employment organisations (NSW Working Women’s Centre and Diversity Council Australia) to enormous impact and success.  She has lead diversity thinking and practice in Australia, and most recently as employment lead for PwC’s Indigenous Consulting where she developed many concepts for Indigenous employment diversity practice, and is influenced by her own Indigenous and culturally diverse heritages in this regard. Nareen has received many awards and accolades for her work, has commentated widely and published and presented nationally and internationally.  

Additionally, Nareen has significant governance experience. She spent a three year term as a Director of Indigenous Business Australia and currently serves as non-executive Director of Souths CaresBlakDanceDiversity Arts Australia and Per Capita.