Ross Fowler is from Liverpool NSW, located in the South West region of Sydney. His parents are Iris Jane Fowler (nee Dixon) and John Fowler. Ross is Dharawal through his maternal grandmother Ellen J James (nee Williams). Ross also has connections with Dhungutti through is paternal grandfather and Kamilaroi through his paternal great-grandfather. He is also connected to the peoples of Victoria through his paternal great-grandfather. Ross currently resides in the Australian Capital Territory.
Ross currently works for the ACT Government as a Senior Advisor, Social Inclusion, driving areas in equality in employment; engagement and accessibility; leadership and workplace diversity and inclusion.
He combines an employment history in government sectors at all levels (local, state and territory), with experience in the community sector. Most significantly, he has strong and ongoing ties to many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities, and a passionate commitment to his people, especially his family and supporting young people to thrive.
Ross has served in the previous term on the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, where he undertook the role of Member and then later the Chairperson. Ross was the first openly gay Chairperson of this Body.
Ross is also a current member of the Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ Network.
Ross is very passionate about social justice, ensuring that his people have access to educational outcomes; that his people have gainful employment and that his LGBTIQ community have the opportunities to participate fully in the community.
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