The Melbourne Press Club welcomes Mr Paul Paton to our board.
Mr Paton is the CEO of the Federation of Traditional Land Owners.
Mr Paton is a proud Aboriginal man from the Gunai and Monaro-Ngarigo groups of southeastern Australia who is passionate about the preservation, continuation and promotion of cultures.
Through his connections and experience, he brings a strong connection to culture with an understanding of the value of traditional knowledge and community held values that contributes to self-determination and achieving better outcomes for our people. He has broad experience in identifying, fostering and maintaining relationships across Aboriginal communities and like-minded organisations around Victoria.
He has held several executive roles and directorships including; Executive Officer at the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages and as a Director on the Board of First Nations Legal & Research Services.
Mr Paton said ‘I am so very pleased to be joining the MPC Board and to bring my experience and knowledge to further its aims and objectives.’
He will bring community mindedness and connection to our board coupled with a perspective that is informed through his current role leading an organisation that is deeply involved in advocating for Traditional Owner rights, accountability, nation building and knowledge sharing.
We look forward to Mr Paton’s engagement and contribution.
Cathy Bryson Nick McKenzie