Marina Mikecz is the Executive Officer, Office of Indigenous Engagement, providing advisory, analytical and support services to Professor Adrian Miller and the OIE staff. In her role, Marina ensures collaboration with internal and external stakeholders on OIE projects and strategies. She maintains a keen awareness for emerging issues and situations, leading specialised investigations for the development and application of OIE strategies, plans and proposals. Marina prepares reports, submissions and business cases and identifies and advises on policy and procedures relevant to the Deputy Vice-President and the OIE staff. She is a member of the University’s First Nations Success Strategies Committee, theFirst Nations RHD Academy Leadership Group and is the professional representative on the University’s Social Innovation Engagement Committee. Marina also works closely with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring experience (AIME) that is hosted by OIE.
Marina holds a Master in International and Community Development from Deakin University and and is currently studying a Diploma of Sustainable Living with the University of Tasmania. She has more than 25 years of experience working in human resources, community development, planning and engagement, and partnerships for Indigenous organisations. Her work is informed by a strengths-based approach and her research focusses on Indigenous education.