Rod is from the Amangu and Wajuk peoples of Geraldton and Perth areas of Western Australia but is a long-time resident of Canberra.
He has a deep obligation and commitment to his families, cultures and peoples.
Rod believes mastering education is key to the growth, health and wealth of future generations of First Peoples.
A strong advocate for his peoples currently as a Director with the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and Chairperson of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body he has a long employment history in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs holding senior leadership positions across several social policy areas in the Australian Public Service.
Rod loves family, music and his guitar.
Just announced on Monday, the advisory group for mental health & suicide prevention – http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr13-mb-mb052.htm