Duane Vickery


Managing Director

Duane Vickery is a highly respected Australian South Sea Islander of Aboriginal (Yuwi), Torres Strait Islander (Ugar), Vanuatu (Malekula) and Solomon Islands (Malaita) decent. Duane is an educator, facilitator, trainer and mentor in the field of leadership, community engagement and community/corporate governance. Duane has worked in the public and private sectors for over twenty five years and has developed an excellent reputation for his desire to see others excel and reach their full potential.

Expertise and Experience

Duane is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP Course 10, 2004) and effectively utilises his well-established leadership skills and networks to assist in the development of others. He successfully completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course in 2003 and is a certified Cross-Cultural Facilitator.

Duane specialises in the facilitation of leadership development, community and corporate governance, event management, education, training and research. Duane is a former adjunct lecturer in Multicultural Studies at Avondale College University, NSW and is a former Director of Worawa Aboriginal College in Victoria.

Duane has established well respected professional working relationships with the Australian Public Service Departments and Agencies, the Community and Corporate business sectors.

In May 2013 Duane was awarded the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation bursary to study at the Harvard University, Boston USA, where he successfully completed the executive education program ‘The Art and Practice of Leadership Development’.


Areas of Specialisation

  • Facilitation
  • Leadership development
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Community / corporate governance
  • Curriculum design
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Event management


  • Masters Professional Studies (Aboriginal Education)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment (TAE 40110)
  • Cert IV in Indigenous Leadership
  • Cert IV in Business (Governance)


  • The Art and Practice of Leadership Development – Harvard University 2013
  • Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) Course 10
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Certified Cross-Cultural Facilitator