Laurel is proud to be part of the Noongar nation, born on her Grandmother’s country of Wagyl Kaip at Katanning. She also have extensive family connections in the Pilbara and other regions of Western Australia.

Laurel has been leading Yorgum as Chief Executive Officer since 2014. Prior to that she worked in the government sector for over 20 years at both State and Commonwealth levels.

Laurel managed many key Aboriginal programs and projects across Western Australia related to housing and community development. She later managed the Aboriginal Visitor’s Scheme for the WA Department of Corrective Services.