Rishelle Hume is the Manager, Aboriginal Employment Strategy at Chevron Australia.
A proud Noongar Woman with traditional ties to the Whadjuk, Ballardong and Gnaala Karla Boodja peoples and a proud mother of 3 children. She is also the direct descendent and granddaughter of the highly respected Noongar Wadjuk Elders, Mr Patrick and Ms Lorna Hume who spent their lives tirelessly promoting Aboriginal Rights and his Noongar culture. Following in her grandparent’s footsteps, she has successfully and inspirationally devoted her working life to the advancement of Aboriginal people and the Noongar culture.
Rishelle has over 25 years’ experience in Aboriginal engagement ranging from employment, education, justice and health and is actively involved in the Aboriginal community within the Perth region as the following:
- Chairperson of the Mandjah Boodjah Aboriginal Corporation;
- Co-Chairperson of the Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute;
- Noongar Charitable Trust Advisory Council Member;
- Ambassador of the EON Foundation;
- Director - Australia Day Council WA;
- Director – Ronald McDonald House Charities WA;
- Director - Little Athletics WA; and
- UNESCO Commissioner of Culture.
She has added value to Aboriginal advancement in WA by demonstrating Aboriginal leadership and is seen as a professional figurehead within WA to approach to engage the Aboriginal communities and coordinating approaches in dealing with these state Aboriginal matters.
Having completed her Bachelor of Commerce with a Double Major in Human Resource Management, Rishelle is highly respected by the Aboriginal community and employers as an innovative and experienced Project Manager.
Rishelle was also recently awarded the 2016 Western Australian of the Year Award - Aboriginal Category Winner, inducted into the 2017 Little Athletics Australia Roll of Excellence (Hall of Fame) in the Achievers Category and inducted as inaugural inductee on the 2018 WA Roll of Excellence in the Achievers Category for Little Athletics WA.
In February she carried the baton for a 400m stretch in the Queen’s Baton Relay and most recently was recognised on the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia AM division.