Michael Tynan

Board Member
Public Officer Michael is a tertiary qualified professional, including a PhD in social anthropology, with extensive experience in participatory action research, mixed methods evaluation, policy development, community development, executive and project management. For more than 30 years he has led and fostered collaborations that built the evidence base for frameworks and programs to make meaningful change in the lives of communities with particular concern for addressing inequalities. He has a long connection with the local community having undertaken his PhD research with the Rumbalara Football Netball Club, supported local Aboriginal leadership in their engagement with governments while CEO of the Strategic Planning and Policy Unit (now the Kaiela Institute), and supported the establishment of Kaiela Arts including as one of the foundation directors. Michael joined the Board in 2011 and is our Public Officer.