Todd Fernando (he/him)
Dr Todd Fernando is a descendant of the Kalarie peoples of the Wiradjuri nation and identifies as queer with pronouns he/him. Todd is the Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities – the second person to fill this ground-breaking position. In this role, Todd provides high-level strategic advice to the Victorian Government on the development and implementation of policies, services, and programs to meet the needs of LGBTIQ+ communities.
Todd completed his PhD in Medical Anthropology with the University of Melbourne and is a leading expert in reforming social policy and cultural safety frameworks in public and private sectors across Australia. Todd is recognised as a strategic thought leader, with a commitment to improving outcomes and opportunities for all Australians.