Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander Institute
Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander Institute

About Us

Thinking Black for the future of Australia. 

Ebony Institute is an independent Black think tank dedicated to solving complex social, political and economic problems. We research and inform a sustainable and cohesive society, based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are governed by a 100% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board that believes in working with non-Indigenous Australians based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, to rectify historical wrongs and build a fair and equitable future. 

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team profiles

Gregory Phillips

Chair

Gregory Phillips is a Waanyi and Jaru medical anthropologist with a PhD in power and race relations. He leads change in medical education and workforce planning, Indigenous health and social policy. He is CEO of ABSTARR Consulting and a Professor of First People’s Health at Griffith University (Adjunct).

Jodie Sizer

Treasurer

Jodie Sizer is a founding partner and co-CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting. She is a Djab Wurrung and Gunditjmara woman and one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous leaders. Jodie is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), possesses a strong background in corporate governance, and is a graduate of the Hedland Leadership Program and the University of Melbourne’s Asia-Australia New Leaders Program.

Eugenia Flynn

Secretary

Eugenia Flynn is a writer, arts worker and community organiser. Her thoughts on the politics of race, gender and culture have been published widely, including in The Conversation Australia, The Guardian Australia and NITV. Eugenia is Aboriginal (Tiwi and Larrakia), Chinese and Muslim, working within her multiple communities to create change through art, literature and community development.

Hayley McQuire

Director

Hayley is a proud Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman from Rockhampton, Central Queensland and a passionate advocate for Indigenous social justice and First Nations-led education.
Hayley is co-founder and National Coordinator of the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition and current Co-Chair of Learning Creates Australia. She is an inaugural Asia Pacific Obama Foundation Leader and a board director of a number of non-profit organisations.