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Our IBA - Meet Alex

Our IBA - Meet Alex

Posted 14 March 2023

Aleksandra - Alex currently works in the Legal Team at our Sydney Office on beautiful Gadigal Country.

What was your journey to IBA?

I was originally born in Croatia and moved to Australia when I was five, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Later, I studied Law and Science with a major in Biology at Western Sydney University for about six years.

I completed internships and learned about Native Title and Indigenous Rights through Aurora Internships. I was placed in different areas and through my internship experience I learnt the significance of connection and relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and country.

From there I applied to Indigenous Business Australia and started as a paralegal until I got my practicing certificate, now I am where I am today.

What is your role at IBA?

I originally started out as a paralegal until I gained my certificate to practice law and then eventually became a lawyer for the Legal team.

As a junior on the team, I am fortunate to work with the incredible team members on complex transactions. I also get to do a variety of tasks like drafting agreements, drafting loans, and doing legal research so every day is different. I particularly enjoy learning about privacy matters. Everyone in the team is so skilled and it is a real privilege to learn from them.

What do you like about IBA?

There’s so much to like about IBA, I feel like I’ve won the lottery. Everyone is so warm and welcoming, working at IBA feels like I’m making an impact for the better. The culture here and the variety of work makes me feel lucky to be here.

What show or movie is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is a show called Kitchen Nightmares. I watch YouTube clips of the show but the person who reposts them uses Gen Z humour for the clip titles.