Brandon Etto

Brandon is a proud Darug/Gomeroi man born in South West Sydney raised and educated on Wiradjuri land and Dharawal country.

With a wealth of experience spanning over a decade in the NSW Public Service, Brandon has emerged as a dynamic force within the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water.

Currently serving as the Director for First Nations Engagement, he demonstrates an unwavering commitment to driving positive change and a passion for fostering collaboration between First Nations communities. He brings a unique skill set to the table that blends cultural sensitivity, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of Indigenous issues thus ensuring meaningful relationships and effective facilitation of dialogue between diverse groups.

Brandon’s professional narrative is defined by innovation and a consultative management style. His expertise resonates across various sectors, including Water, Legal Services, Employment, Housing, Health, Mental Health, Education, and Ministerial Affairs. Through his dedicated work with the National Congress of Australia’s First People, he has cultivated robust international relationships, fostering connections with First Nations Peoples worldwide.

Having devoted his professional career to the betterment of Aboriginal people Brandon is committed to the continuation and strengthening of Community and Culture particularly ensuring the next generation know where they come from, drawing strength and pride in their identity, cultural values, beliefs, and practices.

Additional Appointments:

  • Chairman, Hornsby Aboriginal & Torress Strait Islander Committee
  • Board Member, Narang Bir-rong Aboriginal Corporation
  • Board Member, The Hills Montessori Society
  • Non-Executive Director, Etto Legal
Level 4, 331 High St
Penrith NSW 2750
Suite 2, 36 Woodriff St
Penrith NSW 2750

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work, and those throughout all of Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture, and pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


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