Chief Executive Officer
Karly Warner is a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman and lawyer who grew up in regional north-east Victoria, on Yorta-Yorta and Dhudhuroa country. Karly joined the ALS after a number of years leading our legal services peak body, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) where she advocated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the country. Previously, Karly was a practicing lawyer at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Limited, with experience working across criminal, civil, child protection and family law. Karly has also worked in legal policy roles within the public service.
Karly is an advisor on the Aboriginal Advisory Council at Lander and Rogers and sits on the board of the Centre for Australian Progress. Karly believes people led movements are critical for self-determination, social change and strengthening democracy.