Lidia Thorpe is the former Greens MP for the Victorian seat of Northcote, Gunnai-Kurnai Gunditjmara mother and grandmother living on Wurundjeri Country.
Some of her roles include: Managing director of Clan Corporation, a sustainable housing and renewable energy business catering to remote Aboriginal communities. Former chair of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee. Former Aboriginal employment adviser for the Municipal Association of Victoria, former President of the Lakes Entrance Basketball Association, former school council member of the Nowa Nowa Primary School. A steering committee member for Indigenous Administrators, a member of Community of Practice, a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria), and a project manager with the East Gippsland Shire Council, where she addressed disadvantage in Lakes Entrance through the Advancing Country Towns Project.