Kwame Selormey

CEO of Melaleuca Australia, community services leader

2022 NT Australian of the Year Nominee

Kwame Selormey has dedicated his professional life to helping children, families, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and people with mental illness.

As CEO of Northern Territory not-for-profit organisation Melaleuca Australia, Kwame has reformed its strategic direction to better support diversity and healing, and to welcome refugees, migrants and asylum seekers as they settle into Australia. The organisation also offers specialist services including the Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, the Humanitarian Settlement Program, and other family, youth and health services.

Some of Kwame’s many achievements include leading one of Western Australia’s largest Family Day Care Schemes and contributing to the development of Australia’s early childhood curriculum framework. He also worked with Western Australian peak bodies to individualise support services for people with disabilities and severe mental illness.

Well-known and respected within the community services sector, Kwame uses an individual and community engagement approach – enabling healthy communities by allowing individuals to self-direct and self-organise.