CEO, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)
2020 Northern Territory Winner
Priscilla Atkins is Eastern Arrernte from Central Australia and mother of 6 children and grandmother to 14 grandchildren.
Priscilla is the CEO of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency which is the largest legal service in the Northern Territory providing high-quality and culturally appropriate legal aid services for Indigenous people in the Top End. She is fully engaged in pursuing the rights of Indigenous people through law and policy reform.
Cilla won Northern Territory Businesswoman of the year for the 2011 community and government sector.
Cilla was featured in a book in 2014 called “The Climb” written by Geraldine Doogue on the 14 top women leaders in Australia.
She holds a Master of Arts in Producing and is included in the 2008-2015 edition of Who’s Who of Australian Women. In 2017 Cilla was a state finalist for the Australian Leader & Excellence Award.
Previously Cilla was the CEO of the CAAMA Group, the largest Indigenous owned and operated multimedia organisation in Australia.
She was also the Executive Producer and Creator of the first Indigenous children’s television series called Double Trouble produced for a commercial network, Channel 9, and Disney. Double Trouble was nominated for an AFI in 2008 for “Best Children’s Drama”.