Human Resources Manager, Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council
George Brown is a descendant of the Walbunga people of Yuin Nation, and Latje Latje people Wiradjuri Nation. He grew up on a small closed Aboriginal Community called Wreck Bay, which is located in Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay.
George is currently the Human Resources Manager at Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council (WBACC). He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) at the University of New South Wales in 2014.
Whilst completing his Commerce degree, George worked part-time at Supply Nation (formerly the Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council – AIMSC). First as a Marketing Intern through the Career Trackers Indigenous Internship Program, and later as the Research Assistant in the Research and Innovation Team.
After graduating university, he accepted a graduate position at the Australian government agency, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA). Upon completion of the graduate program, George accepted a position in IBA’s Enterprise Program.
Between 2013-2017, George served on the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council (WBACC) Executive Committee; and he was selected in the Observership Program 2015.
Before taking on his current role at WBACC in August 2016; George held the Camps and Conference Business Development Manager role at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Sydney. This role developed and directed NCIE camps and professional conferences for the purpose of promoting NCIE’s mission and positive net returns.
He was awarded the National Scholarship for Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and UNSW in 2018; and in 2019 awarded the Anton Mischewski Design for Social Innovation Prize for UNSW Australia students of the Design for Social Innovation course.
George is passionate about his Community and Country, and hopes his education and skills gained will assist in advancing his Community in areas of governance, land management and community services whilst protecting the unique arrangements within his Community.