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Simon Jovanovic a citizen of the Walbunja nation of the far south coast New South Wales is a Thought Leader in Aboriginal employment policy research and practice. Simon is of Aboriginal and Serbian heritage.

Presently the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Byamee Institute an Indigenous owned company, specialising in influencing effective employment policy development for government, private enterprise and Indigenous business.

Simon has expertise working in Aboriginal affairs and the Indigenous sector with strong business acumen and commercial drive to lead and manage growth and change for the Aboriginal workforce.

Currently a PhD Candidate at Macquarie University, based with the Department of Indigenous Studies, Simon worked in Aboriginal identified positions across the New South Wales Government from 2009 to 2018, providing advice and support for Aboriginal programs and services.

Simon has successfully attained undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Indigenous studies, business management, human resources, adult education, vocational education and training, social sciences, and public sector management.

A member of the National Congress of Australia’s First People, Gandangarra Local Aboriginal Land Council, Batemans Bay Local Aboriginal Land Council and Redfern Aboriginal Corporation, Simon is an advocate and ambassador for the economic development and advancement of Australia's First Peoples.

Education/Academic qualification

Indigenous Studies, Master of Research (Thesis)

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

Public Sector Management, Post Gaduate Certificate in Public Sector Management

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Adult Education, Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (Vocational Education and Training)

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Social Science, Master of Social Science (Coursework)

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Business , Bachelor of Business (Management), Western Sydney University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Management, Diploma of Business Management

Award Date: 1 Jun 2006


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