Indu Balachandran is the General Manager of Enterprises at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE). Previously, she managed the Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund at Social Ventures Australia. Indu has worked in enterprise development in the creative and social sectors for 15 years, at Information & Cultural Exchange, Medical Deans A&NZ, and Youth Challenge Australia. Her work in the Indigenous sector was recognised by the UTS Human Rights Award for Reconciliation. Prior to this, Indu worked in the corporate sector in project financing. Indu holds qualifications in finance and economics (social science), including a Masters degree by research in gender and enterprise development.