Dr Donna Odegaard AM

Position
Co-chair
Dr Donna Odegaard AM

Dr Donna Odegaard AM is a Larrakia and Torres Strait Islander. Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters for lifelong contribution to Indigenous rights, land rights, heritage, education, Indigenous media, and Reconciliation. Other achievements include: Naming Lady HMAS Larrakia RAN,  MA Law/Phil, University of Newcastle, PhD, Doctor of Law/Phil, University of Newcastle, Indigenous Ulumni Award University of Newcastle. Dr Odegaard is the founder and chairperson of First Nations Broadcasting Australia, First Nations TV, First Nations Tourism, First Nations Radio, First Nations Radio National. A consultant and advisor to governments, industry and business on Indigenous business, leadership, tourism and media. Other roles include; National and International Indigenous Leader Indigenous business, trade and economic development, Indigenous Reference Group Ministerial Forum, Developing Northern Australia, Indigenous Advisory Committee, Commonwealth Department of Agribusiness, Water and Heritage, Board Director, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation and Chairperson National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, Redfern NSW. A successful business woman for over thirty years in farming, fashion and interior design, mining.