Shane has Torres Strait Islander, Singaporean and New Zealand ancestry and is the Regional Director of Jawun in Adelaide, South Australia.
‘My social change proposal is to support First Nations to become digitally empowered to meet the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution and to prosper from the new digital economy.’
Shane has played a key role in driving initiatives designed to empower First Nations to shape their future by choice, not chance. This has included contributions to significant legislative reform, the development of South Australia’s first Aboriginal Business Procurement policy and in more recent times, championing the creation of a Ngarrindjeri wildflower business and a Shared Services company that has since processed over $10 million and provides a payroll function to 100+ Aboriginal employees.
‘I envisage a network where First Nations purchase services from each other, developing new career pathways and better systems. I am dedicated to system change; communities will be armed with the expertise to apply digital skills in the design of community solutions.
The future will position First Nations people to participate in the new economy where businesses are built on artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.’