Rick Macourt

Associate Professor Rick Macourt

Director since February 2022

Rick is Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Dean, First Nations Strategy and Services in the Faculty of Medicine & Health at the University of Sydney. He is also the founder and Managing Director of First Nations Economics. Rick was previously Director, First Nations Expenditure and Outcomes at NSW Treasury having previously worked in Federal and local government as well as the private and NGO sectors. Rick is currently a Board Member of Black Rainbow and an Indigenous Advisory Committee Member at Siemens Australia. He has published a number of reports, articles and a children’s book on First Nations matters and is committed to supporting the self-determination of First Nations peoples.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Bond University), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (ANU), Indigenous Human Rights Program (Columbia University, NY USA). Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2015.

Special responsibilities: Member of the Finance and Audit Committee, the Service Excellence and Safety Committee and Board Visitor to Western NSW Children’s Family Centre.