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Dean Parkin is from the Quandamooka peoples of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) in Queensland. Dean was closely involved in the process that resulted in the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart and continues to advocate for constitutional and structural reform as Director of From the Heart. Formerly an investment analyst at alternative asset investment firm Tanarra Capital, he has extensive experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. He has consulted across the public, corporate, not-for-profit and political sectors at national, regional and local levels. He has advised a range of clients on strategy, engagement and co-design and has commercial experience both in Australia and the UK. Dean has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Journalism) degree from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Melbourne. He is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Fellowship for Social Equity and is an ex-officio member of the Business Council of Australia’s Indigenous Engagement Taskforce.
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