Professor Shane Hearn

Strategic Adviser and Practice Lead

A respected and proud Noongar man born in Esperance -Western Australia, Shane, through his role of Strategic Adviser and Practice Lead, directs the Foundation’s work in our major funding areas while lending his support and expertise to our other programmatic grants. Bringing a wealth of experience from higher education, health, Indigenous operations, and policy, Shane embeds a systems level understanding in our approach to program governance.  

Shane sees philanthropy as an opportunity to work outside the bounds of traditional institutions and test out something new while building deep relationships in the South Australian community. A thought leader and systems thinker he has the unique ability to draw connections between a single action or discrete piece of work and a broader framework for change.

When he’s not in the office Shane spends his time in true family mode and patiently counts the days until football season, all to a soundtrack of U2.

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