Adrian Appo OAM is the executive director of First Australians Capital (FAC) and a founding chief executive of Ganbina where he was instrumental in motivating thousands of Indigenous people in the Goulburn Valley to improve their circumstances. A graduate of Fairley Leadership’s Community Leadership Program and the Williamson Community Leadership Program, Mr Appo has also studied at the Harvard Business School. A Gureng Gureng man, he served with distinction in the Royal Australian Air Force. Mr Appo holds a Bachelor of Teaching and taught for several years after leaving the RAAF. He then moved into the professional recruitment industry, working as a consultant with the private and public sectors before joining Ganbina. Mr Appo was awarded an OAM in 2011 for services to Indigenous youth through career planning, employment and training programs, and was one of the inaugural AMP Tomorrow Makers award recipients in 2014.