Dianne Borella - Cultural and leadership development

Dianne Borella was born and resides in Darwin on Larrakia country. She is an Aboriginal (Yawuru) & Torres Strait Islander woman with links to Broome and the Torres Straits. She has worked in the Australian Public Sector as an Aboriginal Education Officer, Aboriginal Field Officer, Program and Project Manager, Regional and District Manager, Health Solution Broker, Assistant Director and Senior Project Officer and then went on to study a Diploma in Arts of Social Science and Management and has attained a Master of Public Health.

Dianne has over 35 years’ experience in the workforce and has worked in Darwin, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Thursday Island in roles with the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training, (aka Department of Education, Science and Training), Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing in the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and has worked in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs.

More recently she worked with Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service, Menzies School of Health Research and the City of Darwin Local Government.

Dianne’s community interests are with the Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise, in which she has been involved as Director on various Committees’ and more recently, the Chairperson for the 2011-2012 Rotary Year.

She has travelled to India on two occasions with the Rotary Polio Eradication Program and  was the leader in the Rotary District 9550 Conference on “Our Youth – Our Future” in Dili, Timor Leste in May 2013. This visit included hands-on volunteer work by Darwin Rotarians in support of local community development in Timor Leste.

Dianne sees such collaborative development, adding value to organisations and communities to provide services to individuals and families, as part and parcel of giving back to the community that she is involved with.

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Having worked with Ms Dianne Borella for several years, in education, health and community development activities, I want to thoroughly commend her passion, understanding and enthusiasm for increasing cross-cultural awareness, and mutual respect among all cultures...


 Dr Robbie Lloyd