Adam Mooney has been appointed as Director, National Centre for Reconciliation Practice – the university body responsible for advancing understandings of reconciliation across industry, academia and the community to help drive national systemic change.
A leader in reconciliation
Along with his expertise in reconciliation, inclusion and gender equality, Adam brings with him a wealth of experience that spans social organisations, financial services as well as the airline industry.
He is a recognised pioneer in Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs), having developed the first corporate RAP at ANZ in 2007 before joining Reconciliation Australia as their inaugural Director of the RAP program.
“Reconciliation goes beyond acknowledging the past, it is also about working together to create a better future for all Australians,” says Adam.
In his role as Director, Adam will be responsible for driving the strategic direction of reconciliation at Swinburne and the university’s RAP. He will play a key role in implementing strategies and initiatives to ensure that reconciliation is embedded into all practices across Swinburne. Further, Adam will also lead the National Centre to drive national systemic change in reconciliation, work which he is passionate about.
“Swinburne has a strong and demonstrated commitment to actively driving reconciliation and working with Indigenous communities to ensure a more just and equitable future for generations to come. I am excited to contribute to this vital work,’ Adam says.
Swinburne Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), Professor John Evans says, “Adam has a deep understanding of the challenges facing Indigenous communities and a track record of building and sustaining respectful and trusting relationships with Aboriginal people and organisations. This, along with his strong links with the private sector, government and non-government organisations will be invaluable in advancing the work being done at the National Centre.”
“I welcome his leadership and expertise in reconciliation and look forward to working together to expand Swinburne’s strong national and international standing in this space,” Professor Evans says.
Driving systemic change
Launched in 2022, the National Centre for Reconciliation Practice builds on Swinburne’s strong history of national, academic and industry leadership in reconciliation. Swinburne was the first Australian university to achieve Elevate status for our RAP, a status we maintained for our current RAP.
The National Centre extends Swinburne’s standing in this space by exploring nationally significant reconciliation matters, opportunities and challenges relating to the Australian reconciliation journey through a rich program of engagement, outreach education and research activities.