Lawyer, academic and land rights activist.
Noel Pearson comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on south eastern Cape
York Peninsula. Mr Pearson is a lawyer, and Founder and Director of Strategy of the Cape York
Mr Pearson also co-founded the Cape York Land Council, and helped to establish
Apunipima Health Council, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation and Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships.
Mr Pearson served as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the Referendum Council.