Jody Broun has 30 years experience in Aboriginal affairs at national and state levels in WA and NSW. This has included Co-Chairperson of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Director General of Aboriginal Affairs in NSW and Executive Director of Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure in the WA Department of Housing and Works. Jody’s commitment is to community decision making and empowerment through strong community governance and employment. This commitment to education of Aboriginal people has continued since my initial degree and employment as a teacher in the foundation staff of Clontarf Aboriginal College. She has also had a successful career as an artist, winning the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 1998 and the Canberra Art Award in 2005.