Richard holds a BCom LLB from UNSW and a BCL from Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. In 2017, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Canberra in recognition of his work in Indigenous education. Richard is the founder and CEO of the Aurora Project and the Aurora Education Foundation, and the executive director of both the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust and the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation, all of which work to assist in transforming the lives of Indigenous Australians.
Prior to his involvement in Indigenous affairs, Richard was a lawyer based in London with Potok & Co. As part of his law reform work, he made presentations in 35 countries in relation to indirectly held securities. Richard is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney and a Visiting Fellow at UNSW Law School.
Kim has managed the Aurora Internship Program since June 2006. The Program benefits from her strong organisational skills, stakeholder relationships and ability to coordinate the various components of the Program.
Kim’s experience as a senior administrator and project manager has seen her successfully undertake roles in a range of organisations in both New York and Sydney, as well as establish and operate her own educational business.
Katherine has recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Arts (English and History) at UNSW and has previous work experience in various marketing, client/stakeholder relationships and administration/project support roles. She is excited to have very recently connected to her Indigenous heritage (on her mother’s side, from Broken Bay), which she is looking forward to exploring more of in the near future.
Shayma joined the Internships team shortly after undertaking an internship with the Aurora Education Foundation in Winter 2016. She recently completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours I) in History and Archaeology at the University of Sydney, and has previous experience in research and community engagement, as well as managing an education outreach program.