National Homelessness Conference 2018
Executive Director, Wunan
Ian has been involved with Wunan since its inception in 1997 and has been the Executive Director since 2004. Ian is one of the driving forces behind Wunan’s key strategy to establish a strong economic base, which allows it to deliver sustainable programs to assist Aboriginal people of the East Kimberley to create better lives and a positive future for themselves. In addition to Wunan, Ian is engaged with a number of national and regional organisations that contribute to the broader objective of creating Aboriginal independence. These include the Indigenous Land Corporation, Kimberley Development Commission and Kimberley Land Council – Kimberley Futures. Ian is also involved in the support and development of emerging Aboriginal leaders in the East Kimberley because he believes developing strong leaders from within the Aboriginal community is crucial to drive and maintain development strategies and ensure Aboriginal people achieve their full potential. He is also one of the Leaders of the East Kimberley Empowered Communities Group.