Members of our advisory board offer advice, expertise and experience to assist Swinburne's National Centre for Reconciliation Practice in achieving its vision, objectives and strategy. 

Ian Hamm (Chair of Advisory Board) is a Yorta Yorta man who has been actively involved in the Victorian Indigenous community in a personal and professional capacity for many years.

He has had a wide level of exposure to policy development and program management through his work with the Federal and Victorian Governments.

Ian holds several leadership positions, including Chair of the Board of Directors at the First Nations Foundation and the Koorie Heritage Trust, and Chairperson of the First Nations Foundations. Ian is the Chair of Swinburne’s Indigenous Governance Committee.

Karen Milward is a proud Victorian Yorta Yorta woman, born and raised in Melbourne. She owns and operates Karen Milward Consulting Services since 2004. Karen has extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities at grass roots and organisational levels and up to peak body representative level.

She regularly undertakes complex projects commissioned by government departments and their agencies. This involves assisting those who have lead responsibility for policy and program development and service delivery impacting on Aboriginal communities.

Peter Morris has dedicated his career to building a more inclusive society that values and benefits from the resilience and ingenuity of First Peoples.

Prior to his time leading the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program at Reconciliation Australia, he served for eight years in various leadership roles at the National Congress of American Indians, the representative body of tribes and Native peoples in the United States.

Peter holds a Bachelors in Aboriginal Studies from the University of New South Wales and a Masters in American Indian Policy from the University of Arizona.

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