“I was a white kid raised as an Aboriginal by my stepfather and I’m immensely grateful for culture that was shared with me. As a social worker in the Central Desert Region it became clear that band aid approaches to social problems don’t work.

I work for AIG because it has a different model of wealth creation and wealth distribution. We engage with Traditional Owners and support them to make real change that leads their people from dependency of welfare to being self-reliant. Being a part of this is my way of giving back”.  

Starting in January 2019, Lewis works part time with AIG while studying third-year Bachelor of Business, majoring in Economics, Finance and Trade. Lewis has over 10 years working in Indigenous community development and brings a strong passion for developing the NT through economic growth.

Lewis assists with the development of new projects, including applying for appropriate grants, and ensuring AIG’s client companies are maximising outcomes through sustainable long-term opportunities for growth.

Lewis comes from an Indigenous family with ties to both the Central Desert region and the Katherine Region. When Lewis has some spare time he enjoys spending time on country, whether it is mountain biking, hiking or fishing.