Luke Jeffery

Founder and Managing Director


Luke is a proud Aboriginal man from Wiradjuri country, southwestern NSW. He is driven to effect positive enduring change for Indigenous Australia. Luke believes self-determining First Nations families and communities with access to real opportunities is critical to the economic and social health of Australia. Luke has advanced Indigenous interests professionally for over 18 years, working across multiple sectors and jurisdictions, influencing in leadership positions.

Luke has a diverse background in strategy, program design and evaluation, and leadership in high performance environments. He is relentlessly curious and blends systems thinking and analytical rigour with collaboration to co-design lasting solutions that make a difference. He has an engaging and authentic approach to work that enables him to relate meaningfully with all stakeholders.


  • Led the design of integrated workforce solutions to improve Indigenous engagement, employment and leadership outcomes for Indigenous communities and corporate Australia
  • Led human-centred co-design facilitation and architecture of a Cultural Capability Framework for Department of Education
  • Led and co-designed Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community engagement framework, specialising in research, analysis, and mapping for a Primary Health Network
  • Led and designed a High Performance 360-degree Feedback model for corporate Australia and the NFP sector
  • Led the design and implementation process of Reconciliation Action Plans and Procurement Plans for corporate Australia
  • Facilitated numerous community and Traditional Owner decision-making meetings; to determine strategic direction and alignment to environmental, cultural, and business priorities
  • Led and designed a whole-of-government safety and compliance Human Resource change initiative (transformation project driving people, system, and process improvement)
  • Developed and implemented strategic initiatives for Queensland’s first Smart Stadium; leading the Wi-Fi and Stadium App integration process
  • Led and developed digital commercial strategy for Wi-Fi, Stadium App, and digital assets
  • Created new department that optimised business-wide processes including decision-making, revenue generation, operational efficiencies, and the customer value chain
  • Designed new operating model for national organisation that significantly increased consumer and community engagement, and raised state productivity and capability by a record amount

Key Capabilities

  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Strategy, Policy and Design
  • Workforce Enablement and Economic Development
  • Research, Data and Evaluation
  • Digital, Brand and Communications
  • Governance, Performance and Risk

“While Closing the Gap remains the predominant message, an opportunity exists to be braver and more ambitious with aspirations and how they are achieved, to rewrite the story for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australia as there is no better time to change the narrative, generate momentum for true reform and trade any existing symbolism for substance. I am passionate and pragmatic about the rights for First Nations communities to be the architects and authors of our own story, for a culturally safe and equitable future”