Sarah Brown AM

CEO | Purple House | Australia

Sarah Brown AM is the Chief Executive Officer of Purple House, working with its Indigenous Directors since the organisation’s inception two decades ago. Sarah was recognised with an Order of Australia in 2020 “for significant service to community health, to remote area nursing, and to the Indigenous community”. In 2017 she was Hesta Australia’s Nurse of the Year and in 2018 made the AFR BOSS magazine’s ‘True Leaders’ list. Sarah has spent three decades as a fearless innovator and advocate for high-quality, community-led healthcare for Indigenous Australians. She holds a Master of Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Education and Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management. Prior to Purple House, Sarah was a university lecturer, a remote area nurse in communities from Tasmania to the Kimberley, and an Aboriginal health service manager.