Charles Prouse is a Nyikina man from the Kimberley, Western Australia, with over 20 years' experience in Indigenous affairs across Australia. He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia. He has worked on Indigenous projects with state and federal governments and in the not-for-profit and private sectors, and currently co-owns NyikBar Consulting, specialising in supplier diversity and Indigenous program implementation. From 2015 to 2022 Charles was the first Indigenous person on the board of the Benevolent Society, and is Chair of the Aurora Education Foundation. He lives in Sydney.