Geoff Richardson

Geoff Richardson
  • Category: Guest presenter
  • Job Title: Executive
  • Organisation: First Nations Development Services
  • Country: Australia

Geoff is a descendant of the Miriam people of Murray Island (Mer) in the Torres Strait and the Kuku Yalanji/Tjapukai peoples of Cairns and lower Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland. He has spent 40 years in the Australian Pubic Service, all in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs portfolio, including 22 years in Senior Executive Services positions.  Geoff has worked extensively across a broad range of program and policy areas, including; broadcasting, land acquisitions, housing and infrastructure; and economic and community development. He has been responsible for cross department advice on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement, cultural protocols, cultural appreciation and awareness, and engagement with the community development sector.