Taryn is a Yawuru woman from Broome, who lives in Melbourne. As a Roberta Sykes Scholar, she completed with Distinction, a MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in 2014.
She graduated from Victoria University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Laws, and from the College of Law with a Diploma of Legal Practice. She also holds a Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney.
Prior to her current role as the General Manager, Social Impact and Policy at Collingwood Football Club, Taryn was a Director at PwC Indigenous Consulting and before that, Director, Aboriginal Affairs Policy at the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria. She also serves on a number of boards, including as Board member of the Victoria Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission and the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation.
Top 50 public sector women (VIC) 2018, Public Sector Women Awards
The most lasting effect of the [Study Tour] is my new-found inspiration to embrace the culture of excellence that I saw exhibited by the people and institutions I was exposed to. The trip crystallised a vision of myself as someone who can do more than simply complete an undergraduate degree... I can feel things inside me shift and grow and that's very exciting.