Jason Ardler PSM

Jason Ardler
  • Category: Fellows
  • Job Title: General Manager
  • Organisation: Aboriginal Affairs NSW
  • Country: Australia

Jason’s cultural ties are to the Yuin people of the NSW south coast. As Head of Aboriginal Affairs NSW, he is leading Aboriginal affairs strategy and reform across such diverse areas as economic participation, community governance, land rights, culture and heritage, community safety, environmental health and service accountability.

Jason is responsible for the delivery of OCHRE; the NSW Government’s Aboriginal affairs plan, which emphasizes healing, Aboriginal language revitalization and regional agreement making.

Prior to joining Aboriginal Affairs, Jason was Executive Director, Culture and Heritage in the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) and that department’s lead Executive on Aboriginal affairs.

Jason was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for outstanding public service to Indigenous people in NSW.