Tanya Orman is a Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman from North Queensland. Tanya is one of the youngest television executives in Australia and one of a handful of Aboriginal women in a leadership role in media. In 2018 Tanya was the recipient of the CQUniversity Alumnus of the Year - Industry Excellence Award. In 2007, Tanya was invited to be one of the first Commissioning Editors for the new narrowcaster National Indigenous Television Ltd (NITV). Four years later, Tanya became NITV's Channel Manager and led the organisation's transition into the SBS network, and launch as a free-to-air channel.