Troy McDonald is the chair of Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and the organisations representative on the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria. Troy is currently working for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as Senior Aboriginal Health Policy Officer rolling out the Victorian Government’s Aboriginal Governance and Accountability Framework. Prior to this role, he was an Aboriginal Water Policy Officer in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and developed co-design models with Traditional Owner groups to establish a Victorian Aboriginal Water Framework.
Troy has a long successful career in the Victorian Public Service since 2001 working across various portfolios in DHHS and DELWP. He has held positions in planning, emergency management, mental health and drugs policy, water management and health policy.