For more than 20 years, Jason has worked in a leadership roles in the Indigenous sector, State and Federal Governments and peak body organisations. This experience has given him deep insights into the topic of privilege, power and race, and how these themes continue to impact Indigenous Australians.

More recently Jason became the inaugural Program Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE), an Indigenous-led collaborative social change Fellowship program at the University of Melbourne. AFSE is one of six global, interconnected Atlantic Fellows Programs that aim to create a sustained global community of creative, courageous and catalytic change-makers to address some of the world’s pressing issues.

Prior to joining AFSE Jason was the inaugural CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) based in Redfern where he was responsible for the establishment of NCIE as an innovative centre for Indigenous development. Prior to joining the NCIE, Jason was Director of Programs and Strategy at Reconciliation Australia.

Jason is the Chair of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and he serves on the board of the National Australia Day Council. Jason is also a member of the Indigenous Advisory Group of the Art Gallery of NSW and the Indigenous Advisory Council to the AFL. Jason was appointed as an Honorary Associate Professor at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University.

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