Sean Gordon – Managing Director

Sean Gordon is the Managing Director and owner of Gidgee Group a 100% Indigenous owned business. Sean is applying his considerable leadership skills to drive Indigenous development and to establish independence through creating real opportunities and benefits for individuals, organisations, and communities. Sean is currently Chief Executive Officer of Awabakal Enterprise Ltd an organisation established on the 1st June 2021 to drive economic development in the Hunter region.

A Wangkumarra/Barkindji man, Sean is a strong advocate of self-determination for Indigenous communities, and for social, cultural, and economic empowerment. Sean recently completed employment with Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council where he served as the Chief Executive Officer for nine years, a leading NSW Land Council focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the NSW Central Coast community.

Sean serves on numerous boards and advisory committees/groups.

  • Member, Woolworths, Indigenous Advisory Board
  • Councillor, University of Newcastle, Council
  • Chairman, Commonwealth Bank Indigenous Advisory Committee
  • Member, Commonwealth Bank, CEO Advisory Committee
  • Chairman, Max Solutions, Indigenous Advisory Committee
  • Chairman, Insurance Council of Australia, Indigenous Advisory Committee
  • Chairperson, Uphold and Recognise –
  • Former Chairperson (2013- 2018), Empowered Communities National Leadership Group

Sean has also been recognised by for his leadership in Indigenous business development:

  • 2021 Senior Fellow, PM Glynn Institute – Australian Catholic University
  • 2021 Lifelong Fellow, Atlantic for Social Equity – Atlantic Institute
  • 2018 Boss Magazine, True Leader Award
  • 2017 Inaugural Fellow – Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity – Melbourne University –
  • 2016 Recipient – Alumni Awards for Excellence – University of Technology – Faculty of Arts and Social Science
  • 2016 Finalist – CEO Magazine – Energy and Resources Executive of the Year Awards
  • 2016 Finalist – Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) – Diversity in Development Awards