Michael Currie is employed as the Principal Advisor, Indigenous Development at The Benevolent Society, responsible for building and supporting the organisation’s cultural capability through demonstrated and measurable Reconciliation efforts. Michael has over 20 years’ experience in working with vulnerable children and their families in the areas of Youth Justice and Child Protection across the jurisdictions of Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Michael’s experience includes prevention and early intervention program delivery and also includes management roles in working with children in custodial secure care. Prior to Michael’s current tenure with the Benevolent Society he worked with the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) on the Queensland Child Protection reforms that honour the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families’ communities and organisations, in response to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry. Michael was elected to the Board in late 2018.