Desmond Campbell (Jangala/Gojok)

CEO and Director

Desmond Campbell (Jangala/Gojok) is a proud Gurindji and Ngalakan man who has a deep passion and wealth of experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to achieve control and self-determination for First Nations communities as a whole.

Prior to taking the role of CEO at Welcome to Country Desmond was First Nations Practice Lead at Social Ventures Australia. Desmond has worked on a range of projects influencing better service delivery practices in sectors such as health, social justice, family welfare and strategy development in community-led social ventures.

Desmond has worked with the Northern Territory Government in a number of roles including Operations Manager for the community based Family Violence Program with NT Correctional Services, which also included public policy and framework development and implementation around family and domestic violence prevention; a Project Officer developing a gender equity strategy with the Anti-Discrimination Commission; and, more recently, Senior Executive Officer for the Attorney General and Justice Department for the Northern Territory.

Desmond is an active community member and has extensive experience in family and domestic violence prevention and is a current Board Director at Our WATCh.

Desmond is excited to be on a the forefront of a wave of cultural change in Australia and looking forward to being involved in directing and supporting this change as CEO of Welcome to Country.