Professor Jack Beetson

Jack, is a Ngemba man who has expertise in facilitation of communications and dialogue across cultures, post conflict recovery and reconciliation, adult education and training, community development for sustainability, and indigenous and human rights education.

He is an adjunct Professor at the University of New England and one of only 12 people worldwide to have received a United Nations Unsung Hero Award.

Jack is Chair of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council Economic Development Advisory Committee, Chair of Waste Aid, and regularly undertakes advisory work for government at both the State and Commonwealth level.

In the past Jack has served as the Australian Chair of the Pacific Association of non-government organisations. 

The Literacy for Life Foundation has been established to address the issue of low adult literacy levels in Aboriginal communities. For more information see