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Ms Angela Leitch
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy)
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Indigenous Strategy
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Master of Education and Professional Studies Research (Griffith University), Graduate Certificate in Employment Law (Griffith University), Bachelor of Administration (Griffith University)


Ms Angela Barney – Leitch is the QUT Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy). A position she commenced in February 2019.  Ms Barney-Leitch is a Woppaburra Guami Enkil whose country is the Keppel Islands off the coast of central Queensland, Australia.

As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) she is responsible for providing leadership in developing the strategic direction of the university regarding Indigenous matters, including institutional policy, strategy and advice in relation to all aspects of Indigenous higher education at QUT. The position plays a critical role in engaging within the university, external stakeholders and Indigenous communities, to establish effective and productive relationships. Ms Barney-Leitch ensures alignment of all related Indigenous initiatives and activities with the university’s overall strategic direction.

This information has been contributed by Ms Angela Leitch.


She has significant experience in Indigenous Australian education and strategic policy. Prior to joining QUT, Ms Barney-Leitch was the Director of Indigenous Policy and Strategic Innovation for the Queensland Department of Education. In that role she was responsible for leading the strategic development of education policy on Indigenous issues within Queensland where she was successful in aligning the needs of Indigenous young people with government strategies and objectives. She has been the Chair and Queensland representative on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Advisory Group, where she provided strategic policy advice to the National Education Council.

Ms Barney-Leitch holds a Bachelor of Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Employment Law and a Masters of Education and Professional Studies Research from Griffith University.

This information has been contributed by Ms Angela Leitch.