Our Team

Providing leadership, advocacy and support to people and organisations driving the movement for Reconciliation.


James Back – CEO

James is the CEO of Reconciliation WA. A teacher by qualification, James has taught in the Perth metropolitan, regional and remote WA and further, in a number of other countries including the UK and Turkey. Community development works, primarily targeting Education and Health in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities have been James’ passion and forte for the past twenty years.  James has a Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Education, P.Grad. Dip in Health, a Master’s in Education and has deferred his PhD studies. James took on a research project in the Western Desert working with the Martu People in 2002. He lived in Punmu Community for 7 years and worked with the Martu for 10 years as a researcher, practitioner, educator, teacher and school principal.  James has been on the team at Reconciliation WA since its inception and is firmly committed to the strategic vision and operational goals of the Association.

Supporting Team

Sam Evans – Project Officer

Jade Thompson – Project Officer

Claire Birch – Communications Officer

Matthew Bryce – Operations Officer

Kira Knight – Project Officer

Renee McQue – Executive Assistance

Leslie Embleton – Media and Communications Officer

Sandie Knight – Finance Officer


Juliana Espinoza Avalos

David Saenz

Rhiannon Coleman-heard

Craig Morris

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