Nerita Waight is a proud Yorta Yorta woman who has devoted her working life to creating a better world for Aboriginal women and children. She is an experienced solicitor with a demonstrated history of working in the legal and community services industry, including the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and the establishment of Balit Ngulu, a specialist legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. In 2018, Nerita was promoted to the role of director of executive and corporate services and focused on organisational and service design, governance, quality and policy and strategy. In 2019, Nerita was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.
Nerita is also a member of ACSO’s Strategic Input and Positioning Committee.