Leila Smith is a member of the United States Studies Centre Board of Directors. She is CEO of the Aurora Education Foundation, Chair of the American Australian Association Ltd in Australia, Vice Chair of the American Australian Association Inc. and a Director of Perth USAsia Centre.
Leila is a Wiradjuri woman and a Charlie Perkins Scholar with a Master of Philosophy in Public Policy from the University of Cambridge and has experience in Aboriginal health and education sectors.
Prior to Aurora, Leila was the Knowledge Translation Manager at the Lowitja Institute where she was awarded a Roberta Sykes scholarship to attend Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management course. Leila was also a Senior Consultant at Nous Group and Policy and Programs Manager at the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association. She is a Board Member of Remote Area Health Corps.