Jason Mifsud is a proud member of the Gunditjmara nation in South West Victoria and for the past twenty years has been leading cultural transformation across numerous sectors in Aboriginal Affairs.
Most recently as the Executive Director for Aboriginal Victoria, Jason led the whole-of-government Aboriginal Affairs reform agenda between the Victorian Government and Victorian Aboriginal community. This included establishing the architecture and governance arrangements to embed Aboriginal self-determination in cultural, social and economic policy as well as the roadmap to a potential Treaty agreement, an Australian first.
Under Jason’s leadership, Aboriginal Victoria also led a series of community strengthening and engagement programs as well cultural heritage management and protection with Aboriginal communities including the implementation of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and the Aboriginal Lands Act 1970.
A former AFL player and coach, Jason was the first senior Adviser on Indigenous and Multicultural Affairs for the Australian Football League (AFL) overseeing significant reach, growth and impact and was pivotal in establishing the AFL Indigenous Advisory Council in 2014.
Jason is a Harvard Business School Alumni, Chair of the Melbourne Grammar Indigenous Advisory Committee and also a member of the NAB Indigenous Advisory Group, Telstra Indigenous Advisory Board and AFL Indigenous Advisory Council.
He was previously a Board member of Barwon Water and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and held senior executive roles at South West Healthcare and Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative.
In 2010 Jason was recognised as one of Australia’s top ten emerging leaders and in 2011 addressed the United Nations on Cultural Affairs.