Kathleen Wincen is a proud Budjiti woman from Western Queensland, a Practicing Solicitor with a Master of Law, a Community Engagement Professional with more than two decades of successful experience in positions supporting the recognition and achievement of vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community and a committed advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Kathleen is recognised consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in Community Legal, University and Private Sectors, as well as her Volunteer Roles within the community.

Kathleen has delivered the Seniors Legal and Support Service for Senior Australian’s experiencing Elder Abuse, in Toowoomba and surrounding regions for over three years as a Solicitor.

Kathleen has worked as a Family and Wills and Estate Lawyer in Private practice before joining the Aboriginal Family Legal Services Queensland as a Senior Practitioner.

Kathleen is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Family Legal Services Queensland, out of the head office in Toowoomba. Where she runs all five Offices, including, Roma, Murgon, Gympie and Central Queensland.

Her volunteer roles include committee membership on the Darling Downs Health Service Boards in various positions, a member of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Assistance Forum (ATSILAF), Native Title Director and she is a Community Legal Centre – Queensland, First Nations Group Member.

Kathleen is also, a wife to Luke, a mother to Mariah and Annabelle and Ninny to Chloe and Charlee.