Indigenous Portfolio Leader: Joann Schmider
Joann Schmider is a tropical rainforest Mamu woman who has lived in North West, north and south east Queensland, and Canberra, returning to FNQ traditional country in 2005. She is a small business manager providing governance and corporate support, strategic and operational planning, project management and stakeholder engagement services.
Joann has a Bachelor of Education, post grads in community development and Indigenous research, and Cert IVs in training, governance and leadership. She brings 30 years’ experience across social, cultural, economic and environment Indigenous related matters with community networks, organisations, government and academia.
Joann’s ongoing interests are culture and heritage, stronger public and industry recognition, and Indigenous opportunities in development. A particular interest relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s leadership in cultural and natural resource management and legal entities.