Fiona Jose is a proud Aboriginal (KuKu Yalanji) and Torres Strait Islander woman. She is the CEO of Cape York Partnership, which drives a reform agenda improving the lives of Indigenous families in the Cape York region. She oversees 12 entities and businesses under the Cape York Partnership including the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, two schools anchored in Indigenous culture, the Cape York Leaders Program, and Bama Services, a landscape and civil construction company.  

She joined Cape York Partnership in 2010 where she held senior management positions following more than 15 years of experience in management, business development, and government relations in aviation and education. Fiona is one of ten Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders driving structural change through the national Empowered Communities initiative. She is a Board Director of the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital Health Service; was the 2015 recipient of the Telstra Business Women's Award - Queensland for Purpose and Social Enterprise.

Fiona’s enthusiasm, dedication and expertise were also recognised when the Australian Institute of Management named her Queensland Not-for-profit Manager of the Year in 2012.