Jason Kanoa’s back at Winda-Mara
WHEN the role of general manager of operations at Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation came up, Jason Kanoa didn’t have to think too hard about applying.
While he was chief executive of the Warrnambool-based Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative at the time, the daily commute from Heywood to Warrnambool was taking its toll on him and his family.
And now he’s back where it all began, in Heywood, taking over a role filled by Vin Gannon for the past seven years.
Mr Kanoa, the son of Phil Kanoa, grew up locally until the family left for Melbourne when he was 15.
After finishing school there he began as a cultural heritage trainee at Aboriginal Affairs Victoria in the late 1990s.