Ms Maria Osman
Maria Osman has over 30 years experience as a senior policy adviser on the intersections of gender equality, multiculturalism and human rights.
She has worked in the government, community and university sectors as an advocate, policy adviser and strategist, speaker and mentor.
Maria has held a diverse range of senior State government positions including Executive Director, Office for Women’s Policy, Executive Director, Office of Multicultural Interests and A/Executive Director, Community Building and Services in the Department of Local Government and Communities. In 2015, she was appointed as a delegate to the United Nations 59th Commission on the Status of Women.
She has served on numerous national, State and local boards and currently holds a number of board positions including Chair of the Humanitarian Group; UWA’s Public Policy Institute’s Advisory Board; the National Harmony Alliance for Migrant and Refugee Women; the National Education Toolkit for FGM/C Awareness Project, Advisory Committee; the WA Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Advisory Board; and the Somali Women’s Association.