Central Coast

Local Leadership

Jawun works closely with local Indigenous leaders to help guide and prioritise the allocation of secondees into the region.

  • Sean Gordon

    Co-Convener, National Empowered Communities Leadership Group

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    Sean Gordon is a Barkindji/Wangamara man, and grew up at Brewarrina, western NSW. Sean is the Co-Convenor of the National Empowered Communities Leadership Group and a member of the NSW Local Decision Making Consortia. Sean was formerly Chair of the Barang Central Coast Aboriginal Regional Partnership, which is made up of six Aboriginal organisations in the region.

    CEO of Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) between 2008 – 2018, Sean was responsible for returning Darkinjung from a period of enforced administration to having a positive financial position and operating cash balance.

    Sean is currently developing innovative ‘home ownership’ models for the local community. The ‘rent to buy’ and ‘ready to buy’ models see a potential home owner building equity and saving a cash deposit as they rent community housing.

    Sean has completed an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery, and is a licensed builder and a qualified teacher in adult education.

    Sean’s employment background covers a diverse range of industries; however during the past 10 years he has been heavily involved in Aboriginal economic development.