Kevin Stanley is a proud Wiradjuri man with a passion for fostering relationships between Aboriginal communities, businesses and the broader community and we’re excited he’ll be working with us here at NSW Health Pathology.
Kevin has been appointed NSW Health Pathology’s new Associate Director Aboriginal Partnerships and Inclusion.
A Wiradjuri man, born on Gadigal country and raised on Gundungurra land, Kevin’s career has been all about working towards economic equality for community via employment and procurement.
He says he’s looking forward to making a difference at Australia’s largest public pathology and forensic science service.
“I’m excited at the potential for real and measurable outcomes for both NSW Health Pathology and the wider community,” he said.
Kevin’s key strengths are his ability to connect and establish strong partnerships, to improve performance, and to bring people along for the journey.
“I’m keen to work for an organisation aligned with my values where I can use my skills with an end goal of improving the lives of Indigenous people and communities.”
When it comes to improving health outcomes for First Nations communities, Kevin notes that, in many cases, the gaps are widening rather than closing.
“It is my personal belief that, as a society, there are low expectations for mob, leading to negative generalisations, based on societal perception.
“To help close the gap, perception needs to change, and the bar of expectation should be raised. Unfortunately, change like this takes time. There’s no quick fix here.”
As a father of two, Kevin says his life away from work usually revolves around the interests of his kids.
But his downtime includes activities such as meditation and bonsai – his patience hobby!