Ian Trust is a Gija man whose family comes from the Halls Creek area of the East Kimberley and from the Walmatjari people around Fitzroy Crossing in the West Kimberley. Ian was a former Chair of the Wunan ATSIC Regional Council in the East Kimberley and Zone Commissioner for the Kimberley. Ian is a former director of Indigenous Land and Sea Council, Indigenous Business Australia, Kimberley Development Commission and the Kimberley College of TAFE. Ian is the current executive chair of the Wunan Foundation, National coordinator of Empowered Communities, a director of East Kimberley Job Pathways, a member of Wuggubun Community and Yurriyangem Taam Prescribed Body Corporate. Ian is also an Elder in Residence with the WA Department of Education and a mentor to emerging Aboriginal leaders through Jawun. Ian is a firm believer in Aboriginal empowerment through education and employment which he believes will enables Aboriginal people to live successful and fulfilling lives beyond what is currently available to many of our people in Australia.