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Letitia Hope

Letitia Hope is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer / Chief Operation Officer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

Letitia formerly held the position of Assistant Secretary, Health and Community Service Programmes in the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). In this role Letitia was responsible for the programme development, delivery and management of $5.6b worth of health and community services to the veteran community nationally.

Letitia’s family share a proud lineage of service in the Defence Force with her father, grandfather, and great grandfather all serving the Nation in various theatres and she is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander with kin ties to the Torres Strait Island of Mer (Murray Island) and Bundjalung country (northern coast NSW).

Over the past 23 years, Letitia has had a varied career working across Commonwealth and State government in both mainstream and specialised social policy development, human service delivery, and more recently the health environment. She has undertaken policy development, program implementation and service delivery transformation roles and has been formally recognised across jurisdictions for her work.

Letitia holds an Executive Masters of Public Administration through the Australian National University (ANU) and a Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector) through the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).