Speakers and Special Guest

Terry Janke

Terri Janke is a Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cairns. She is an international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) and is known for innovating pathways between the law and the cultural rights of Indigenous peoples. As the owner and Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, she empowers Indigenous peoples to assert their ICIP rights and prosper in their business and creative endeavours. She advises on legal matters including incorporation, joint venture, procurement, governance, employment and engagement. She has written leading ICIP protocols and models for various sectors including the arts, museums, archives, film and business. Terri is also a valued mentor and an accredited mediator and governance expert.

Pat Torres

CEO of her bush-tucker and bush remedy business called Mamanyjun Tree Enterprises which trades as Mayi Harvests & Ancient Wisdom and a cultural consultancy business called Mamanyjun Cultural Training.

Her extensive cultural and heritage knowledge was recognised this year with the awarding of a local Broome ‘2019 Kullarri NAIDOC Award for a Lifetime contribution to Culture and Heritage’. Pat was a Director, of the first bushfood organisation in the West Kimberley region known as the Gabiny Plum Harvesters Co-operative Ltd in Broome, WA which was previously known as the Indigenous Harvesters Australia Co-op Ltd.

Gemma Lloyd

Gemma Lloyd is a proud Dunghutti women from NSW, who grew up on Dharawal Country and has since lived and travelled extensively across Australia and the Globe.

Her career has led her to have extensive experience in Indigenous Community development, Micro-Enterprise Development and Business support. 
Currently Gemma works for Indigenous Business Australia as a Senior Business Development officer and assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to start or grow their businesses. 

Gemma is the owner operator of a Wellness and self-development business, Dhunuwi Wa Durrgan.
She uses this business as a platform to encourage and educate all people to achieve their greatest potential and hopes to raise awareness of sustainability and ethical practice in business

Damien Miller

Mr Miller is currently the Assistant Secretary of the Soft Power, Partnerships and Research Branch at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.  He is co Faculty Head of the “Understanding Australia” Faculty at the Australian Government’s Diplomatic Academy.  In 2017 he joined the inaugural cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity.  From May 2013 to May 2017 he was Australia’s Ambassador to Denmark, with non-resident accreditation to Norway and Iceland.  He was the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed head of an overseas mission.  Mr Miller previously served overseas as Australia’s Deputy Ambassador to Germany (2010-2013) and at the Australian High Commission in Malaysia (2000-2003).  He joined the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1995.  Mr Miller holds a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.  He was selected "Aboriginal Scholar of the Year" by the National NAIDOC Committee in 1993.  He is a descendant of the Gangalu people of central Queensland.

Robert Dann

Robert Dann  is a Nyul Nyul,Ngkina/Mangala,Kija Man.  


He works in the Kimberley region of Western Australia but his ancestry history is from Beagle Bay .


He is the owner of Kimberley Cultural Adventures  where he does tours telling the story of growing up Broome. 


He startest his bushfood drink business when he was serving up Boab iced tea on his tours and one of his client said he should explore the idea a bit further

Rayleen Brown

Rayleen Brown – Co-Founder and Owner, Kungkas Can Cook.

Rayleen Brown and Kungkas Can Cook are known throughout Australia and many parts of the world where Central Australian bush foods are increasingly receiving due recognition as unique, speciality, gourmet and delicious. Rayleen has contributed and shared her unique recipes in publications such as the Great Australian Cookbook (now a tv program on Foxtel) and an ABC publication Australia Cooks, and just recently finished filming with the BBC Great Rail Journeys of the World highlighting the journey of the Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs.

Chris Rees

Chris Rees is responsible for building and maintaining Austrade’s key relationships with corporate and government partners, in Australia and overseas, to help Austrade continue to deliver value to its clients.

Chris has had an extensive international career, having spent some 19 years in Asia. He has led Austrade’s operations in Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Osaka and Singapore, as well has having managed Austrade’s operations in Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales.

Prior to joining Austrade, Chris has worked in Australia and Japan in chemical trading, executive recruitment and food packaging.

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