Michelle Laylan

Michelle Laylan

Michelle, is a proud Aboriginal woman born on Ballardong country and she strongly believes that education is the key to bringing about generational change.

Throughout her career, Michelle has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment, retention, and engagement. These skills have led her to her current position as the Principal Indigenous Engagement at Mineral Resources Limited (MinRes).

Before joining MinRes, Michelle played a pivotal role in implementing successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and engagement programs across Western Australia. Her efforts were directed towards major mining and corporate companies, where she assisted in developing community engagement strategies, strategic recruitment initiatives, and mentoring programs.

Michelle is a dedicated advocate for MADALAH, supporting their mission to provide and support educational opportunities for Aboriginal youth and is looking forward to seeing the growth of our future leaders.

Acknowledgement of Country

MADALAH acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk Noongar, the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work, and we pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. This acknowledgement extends to the First Peoples’ land across the state of Western Australia which is home to the many students that we support.

MADALAH recognises and values the continuity of cultural, educational and spiritual practices of First Peoples.

We wish to advise our First Peoples that this site may contain the names, images or audio-visual recordings of people who have passed.