Shelley Reys AO

CEO, Arrilla Indigenous Consulting | KPMG Partner & Board Member

KPMG Australia

Shelley Reys AO is a Djiribul woman of far north Queensland and a leader in the corporate, Indigenous and reconciliation spaces for nearly three decades.

Her pro bono life is reflected in her ‘nation-building’ work, driven by the aspiration to leave no Australian behind. This includes Parliament’s apology to The Stolen Generations, Australia Day, The Australian of the Year Awards and, more broadly, the reconciliation movement.

Her business acumen has been driven by her passion for helping the Australian workforce to work in the First Nations space with greater skill and confidence. Her vision is “to create a culturally competent Australia, one workplace at a time.”

She is the CEO of Arrilla Indigenous Consulting, Partner and Board member of KPMG, Board member of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and, on behalf of the Governor General, Chair of the Council for the Order of Australia.

She was the inaugural Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, Vice-Chair of the National Australia Day Council, Chair of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and Vice-Chair of the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Shelley has been named by the Australian Financial Review as one of ‘Australia’s 100 Women of Influence’ and awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in honour of her life’s work.

  • Business strategy
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Human and Social Services
  • Indigenous services
  • Management Consulting
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Transformation
  • CEO and Chair, Arrilla Indigenous Consulting

  • Board member, Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Brisbane 2032)

  • Chair, Council for the Order of Australia