Carla Wilshire is the CEO of the Migration Council Australia (MCA) – Australia’s national research and policy institution on migration, settlement and social cohesion.
Carla has a background in policy development, corporate governance and tertiary research. Throughout her career in public policy, she has worked as a public servant and advisor to Government, principally in the area of migration and resettlement. Prior to establishing the MCA, she was Chief of Staff to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs.
Carla is a member of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity, which provides advice to the Council of Chief Justices of Australia on improving access to justice for culturally and linguistically diverse Australians. Carla is a member of the National Anti-racism Strategy and co-founded the Friendly Nation Initiative, which aims to link corporate Australia with the settlement community to improve employment outcomes for refugees. Carla is also deputy chair of the Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership.