Ian is a Yorta Yorta man who has been actively involved in the Victorian Indigenous community in a personal and professional capacity for many years. He has had a wide level of exposure to policy development and program management through his work with the Federal Government (Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health) and the Victorian Government (Department of Justice; Department of Planning and Community Development, Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources). Ian is also a former President of the Western Region Football League, one of the major Australian football leagues in Melbourne. Ian currently holds a number of leadership positions including:
The outcome of The Voice Referendum has unveiled a gap in understanding the benefits of better integrating First Nations people into critical industries like mining, attendees at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2023 have heard today.