Lachlan McDaniel belongs to the Kilari Clan of the Wiradjuri Nation. 

He has been engaged by a range of sectors to assist organisations improve their engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. His experience extends from political campaigning to improving organisations Indigenous engagement in the not-for-profit and corporate business sector.

Lachlan is currently a Board Director at the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) and a coordinator for Indigenous Higher Degree Students at the University of Technology Sydney. 

He completed a Bachelor of Arts/Laws at Macquarie University. Pursuing his passion for empowering Indigenous people through self-determination, Lachlan also studied Canadian First Nations history, law, and politics at the University of Calgary. He completed a Continuing Education Certificate in Indigenous Governance at the Native Nations Institute of the University of Arizona. He is currently completing his PhD, researching Wiradjuri cultural revitalisation.

Lachlan is excited to work on developing the cultural revitalisation of Wiradjuri foods and assisting other nations to do so too. He is currently developing a native food cultivation plan for an Indigenous owned farm in the Northern Rivers region of NSW which already grows macadamia nuts. 

Favourite native food right now: Macadamia