Judging panel members are integral to the awards. Their expertise and lived experience make an invaluable contribution to the application review process and the Indigenous Governance Program as a whole.
Kenny Bedford is a Traditional Owner of the Meuram Tribe of Erub (Darnley Island) Torres Strait. Kenny has served his community and region as the Torres Strait Regional Authority Member for Erub.
Sarah Brown AM is the Chief Executive Officer of Purple House and has been helping the Indigenous Directors to run the organisation since its inception more than eighteen years ago.
Jim Davis is a descendant of the Daurareb tribe from Mer (Murray Island) in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait). He has over 20 years’ experience supporting Traditional Owner led land and sea management initiatives.
Romlie Mokak is a Djugun man and a member of the Yawuru people. In March 2024, Rom completes a five year term as the first Indigenous Commissioner at the Productivity Commission.
Daniel Morrison-Bird is 45 and lives in Boorloo (Perth), Western Australia. He has cultural connections to Noongar, Yamitji and Gija country. Daniel is a proud father of two, Mikayla & Daniel, and is the loving husband of Jason.
Val Price-Beck is a Kamilaroi woman from the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales with over 20 years experience in Indigenous economic development.