Sean Gordon is the Managing Director and owner of Gidgee Group a 100 per cent Indigenous owned business. Sean is applying his considerable leadership skills to drive Indigenous development and to establish independence through creating real opportunities and benefits for individuals and communities.
A Wangkumarra/Barkindji man, Sean is a strong advocate of self-determination for Indigenous communities, and for social, cultural and economic empowerment. Sean recently completed employment with Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council where he served as the Chief Executive Officer for the past nine years, a leading NSW Land Council focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the NSW Central Coast community.
Sean has tertiary qualifications in following areas; Trade Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery, Advanced Building Supervision Certificate, Advanced Diploma in Community Services Management, Bachelor of Adult Education and a Graduate Certificate in Education.
Sean is deeply connected to community, and has served on numerous boards and advisory groups. He was inaugural Chair of the of the Empowered Communities: Empowered People Leadership Group for the past 6 years, Inaugural Chair of the Commonwealth Bank Indigenous Advisory Group advocating sustainable reform through strategic partnerships between Indigenous leaders, governments and industry groups.
Sean is also passionate about preserving and developing Indigenous culture as Chair of the NAISDA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Academy).
Sean is the Chair of Uphold and Recognise which is an Indigenous-led Think-Tank organisation which promotes discussions of how Australia can recognise Indigenous Australians without disturbing the way that the Constitution operates.
Sean delivers transformational impact within the communities he works with, and drives policy change at a national level.