Josephine Cashman is a Warrimay entrepreneur from New South Wales. She is the Founder, Executive Director and Managing Director of Big River Consulting Pty Ltd, Big River Impact Investments Pty Ltd, and the Big River Impact Foundation Limited.
Josephine is a lawyer, businesswoman and media commentator with more than two decades of experience working to create rapid business and socio-economic growth for Indigenous communities around Australia.
She was an inaugural Member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council and served as Chair of its Safe Communities Committee until 2017. She now sits on the Board of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, and the Reconciliation Working Group of Google Australia.
Josephine worked for a decade as a lawyer in Australian courts. She has undertaken consultancy and voluntary roles for a variety of private, public and non-profit organisations, and was recently an invited speaker at a special session addressing violence against Indigenous women and girls before the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.
Qualifications:LLB GradDipLaw, BComm(Journ)
Appointment:16 June 2016