Australia Day honours for Ganbina’s Adrian Appo

SVA congratulates Adrian Appo, Executive Officer of our venture partner Ganbina, on recently being awarded the Order of Australia in the General Division. On Australia Day, Adrian was honoured for his services to Indigenous youth in regional Victoria through career planning, employment and training.

SVA has worked with Adrian and Ganbina over a number of years, and has witnessed his life-long passion to improve the economic and social well-being of Indigenous people in the Goulburn Valley. Ganbina’s best practice program supports up to 250 young Indigenous people annually to understand the relevance of education and training and equip them with life and employment skills. Ganbina helped place 50 young Indigenous people in employment in 2010, the highest number in any one year since its inception in 1997. Ganbina is also beginning to work with other Indigenous communities to enhance public understanding of its model, why it works and how it works.

Adrian Appo OAM
Adrian Appo OAM