Gordon Cole is an entrepreneur in the business and community space. He is a Noongar man, and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, He has worked in federal and state government trading entities and agencies, from Australia Post, Aboriginal Affairs, Child Protection, Community Development and Justice along with being in social enterprise for 20 years.

He has had leadership roles for over 25 years where I have successfully led and played a key role in the establishment of a number of community not for profit organisations including the Wirrpanda Foundation, Noongar Mia Mia Pty Ltd (housing organisation), Noongar Wellbeing and Sports and The Noongar Chamber of Commerce and Industry. As a traditional owner negotiator he has played an active role in the Noongar Native Title Negotiations of the South West Settlement, the first of its kind in Australia. The last ten years he  has successfully built a number of businesses and won numerous awards.

Gordons advice :” Pace yourself, don’t go too fast and try to get everything at once, trust me it’ll come, you’ll get there!… Listen and observe more than you speak. Get to know and understand your culture, your heritage and where you come from, this is your foundation for everything.”