Paul Paton

Paul is a Gunnai and Monaro man and is the CEO of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations. His purpose is to advocate for Traditional Owner rights and interests to government, provide leadership and deliver outcomes that will ultimately restore health to Country and communities.

Paul’s previous roles include fourteen years as the CEO at the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages and on the Board of First Nations Legal & Research Services.
Paul is currently a member of the Yuma Yirramboi Economic Council.

With a lifelong interest in design and place, Paul strongly believes in returning Traditional Owners authority on Country, drawing upon deep knowledges for the betterment of us all.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.