Managing Director, Ninti One Limited

Ms Ferguson is the Managing Director of Ninti One Limited, a national not-for-profit organisation that builds opportunities for people in remote Australia through research, innovation and community development. Under her leadership, Ninti One has grown into a company with an annual budget of approximately $14 million which now manages the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation and the commercial work of Ninti One's Business Development Unit.

Prior joining Ninti One in 2005, Ms Ferguson worked for over 20 years in the South Australian Government at senior and executive levels, during which she won the 1997 Telstra Business Woman of the Year (SA Public Sector Category).

Having lived at Beltana, SA, and in Alice Springs, NT, she is passionate about remote Australia and is determined that the work of Ninti One will benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as providing gains for other residents in remote regions.