Speaker Profile

Paul Paton

Federation Of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

Paul is a Gunnai and Monaro/Ngarigo man and is the CEO of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations. Paul’s career purpose is to advocate for Traditional Owner rights and interests to government, provide leadership and deliver outcomes that will ultimately restore health to Country and communities.

Paul’s previous roles include fourteen years as the CEO at the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages and as a non-Executive Director of First Nations Legal & Research Services.
Paul is also currently a member of the Victorian Yuma Yirramboi Economic Council, Chairperson of Nindi Ngujarn Ngarigo Monaro Aboriginal Corporation and Chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Executive Council.

Paul brings his knowledge, skills and networks to work closely with Traditional Owners across the State to support their aspirations for community and Country whilst taking up the challenge for self-determination and Treaty. Paul strongly believes in returning Traditional Owners authority on Country, drawing upon deep knowledges for the betterment of us all.

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