Jason Mifsud has been leading cultural transformation across numerous sectors for over 20 years, delivering significant organisational change and development in Aboriginal Affairs.
On his mother side, he is a member of the Kirrae and Peek Whurrong peoples’ of the Gunditjmara nation in southwest Victoria and his father migrated from Malta, providing him with a rich sense of cultural pride and integrity.
Jason has a unique and broad skill set in business, community and sport, holding senior management and executive roles as well as playing and coaching at AFL level with the St Kilda Football Club and Western Bulldogs Football Club. He currently sits on the Board for the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, the NAB Indigenous Advisory Group and the national reference group for Recognise, supporting constitutional change. He previously sat on the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
He has held representative roles on the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation’s Suicide Prevention Taskforce and the Victorian Government - Ministerial Advisory Council for Indigenous Affairs and Economic development. In 2010 Jason was recognised as one of Australia’s top ten emerging leaders, winning the sport category, is an alumni of Harvard Business School and has addressed the United Nations on Indigenous Affairs. He is currently the Head of Diversity at the Australian Football League with responsibly to drive the strategic direction for the Indigenous and Multicultural portfolios.