Madonna Thomson

Director of Nyanda Cultural Tours and Owner of Jagera Daran 

Madonna Thomson is the Director of Nyanda Cultural Tours, an Aboriginal owned enterprise which supplies authentic Aboriginal experiences to school, conference and corporate clientele; and owner of Jagera Daran Pty Ltd, a long established, 100% Aboriginal owned and operated Cultural Heritage Consultancy in South East Queensland.

Madonna is a proud First Nations woman – a member of the Jagera People and is a grand-niece of the late Senator Neville Bonner. Madonna has worked with First Nations communities in South East Queensland with a particular focus on developing and sharing traditional knowledge about management of the State’s natural resources and environment.

She has worked with the University of Queensland for the past few years, in the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods as a research partner, Indigenous Advisory group member and Indigenous Enterprise Group Chairperson for the centre. Madonna is also the Chairperson of BushTukker and Botanicals Indigenous Enterprises Cooperative a 100% Indigenous owned and led cooperative which is focused on growing the native botanicals industry.