John Moriarty AM
John Moriarty AM is Chairman and co-founder of the Jumbana Group, and principal consultant of John Moriarty & Associates (JM&A).
A full member of the Yanyuwa people of his birthplace, Borroloola, Northern Territory, John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Flinders University, and is a Churchill Fellow. John is an Honorary Doctor of the University of South Australia, and a Convocation Medalist of Flinders University.
John is currently a Board Member of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. He is a former member of the National Indigenous Council, the National Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, the Australian International Cultural Committee, the Northern Territory Tourist Commission and South Australian Museum. He is a former Chairman of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council and the National Aboriginal Sports Corporation of Australia, and a former Deputy Chair of Indigenous Business Australia.
John is the recipient of the Order of Australia (AM), the St Peters Citizenship Award, and the Advance Australia Award for Service to Industry and Commerce.
Profiles: Jumbana Founders and Directors
A non-government funded enterprise, the Sydney-based Jumbana Group is a leading Australian Indigenous design and strategy consultancy. Established in 1983 by John Moriarty and Ros Moriarty, Jumbana comprises the contemporary Indigenous design studio, Balarinji, and the Indigenous communications and facilitation practice, John Moriarty and Associates (JM&A). Working throughout Australia and internationally, Jumbana’s client list includes Qantas, Football Federation Australia, IBM, CSIRO, Austrade, AAT Kings Tours, Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, Norsk Hydro-UMC Joint Venture, Downer EDI, Sydney Opera House, Northern Territory Airports Corporation and Canberra Investment Corporation. Balarinji creates contemporary Australian design which reflects the inclusive signature of a modern nation born of an ancient continent. Balarinji celebrates the deep spiritual source of Indigenous Australia.