Susan Pinckham (She/Her)
Senior Cultural Advisor at Macquarie University
Sue Pinkham’s family clan are Birripi from Cape Hawke on the mid-north coast of NSW. Sue has worked for many years in community development in a range of senior roles across various sectors such as in Social Planning, Local Government and Education. Sue’s commitment to the Aboriginal community is demonstrated in her committee and board appointments, which include; Northern Sydney Local Health Aboriginal Advisory, The NSW Aboriginal Gathering (Aged & Disability Services), Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Woman’s Legal Service (Co-founder & past Chair), Gadigal Information Board member, and First Nations Queer Council.
In 2012 Sue was recognised in Inaugural 100 Aboriginal Woman of Influence, and in 2015 Sue was awarded the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standing Stronger Together award, in 2018 Sue also was nominated for the Hornsby Council woman of the year as co-founder of Bungee Bidgel Aboriginal Health Clinic. Sue’s latest role was as Senior Cultural Advisor at Macquarie University. Sue’s commitment to the LGBQIT+ and Queer Black communities has been in her fifty years of community activism and as a First Nations participant in numerous Mardi Gras parades