Emma Kerslake is a Palawa woman who delivers AILC’s accredited and non-accredited governance courses.  Based in South East Queensland, she joined the AILC training team in early 2018.  Emma has been a qualified trainer and assessor for almost a decade and relishes the opportunity to work with AILC to provide accredited training to the future leaders of our communities and organisations.

Emma has extensive governance and management experience in complex public service and not-for-profit environments.  Before establishing Yolla Consulting in 2013, Emma spent over a decade working as a lawyer and political officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT), based in Canberra and on diplomatic postings overseas (including Iraq, the Solomon Islands and New Zealand).  She has also worked as the General Manager of Governance for Gumala Aboriginal Corporation in the Pilbara. 

Emma is the Principal Consultant of Yolla Consulting – that specialises in designing and developing small business and governance training programs and advisory services.  Emma is passionate about helping people and putting in place strategies and systems that enable their organisation or business to grow and flourish.

Emma has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.  She also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate IV in Small Business Management, a Diploma of Management and regularly undertakes short courses and ongoing professional development.