Our Directors

Matt Stokes

Matt Stokes

Matt Stokes is a Larrakia man from Darwin in the Northern Territory. Over the course of his career, he has worked with various organisations and government agencies that led him to identify common issues in regards to empowering Indigenous people in the workforce.

Matt was drafted to Geelong Cats in 2005, where he played for 10 years before he went on to play one year with Essendon, retiring in 2016. Following his career on the field, he took on a role at the AFL as their Indigenous Engagement and Programs Manager. In 2018 he returned to the Geelong Cats as the People and Engagement Manager, where he could reconnect with the club and the Indigenous community to help provide guidance on a professional and personal level.

Over the years Matt has worked with various organisations and government agencies to deliver programs and campaigns. From these years of experience, Matt has been able to identify the barriers impacting Indigenous people in the workforce, initiating the establishment of Seeker.Global alongside Jason Paterson.

Jason Paterson

Jason Paterson has been a part of the civil, asphalting and construction industry for over 30 years. He founded PatAsh and Civil Group in 2005, having been involved in many major road projects around Australia on various levels and within the mining and construction industry.

Jason’s passion, attention to detail, visionary approach and industry knowledge has seen PatAsh expand into the successful operation it is today, delivering on a wide range of contracts. Committed to being the best in the business, Jason has a track record for continuous improvement, delivering a trusted and reliable service.

He is committed to passing his knowledge and success back to the community, creating local opportunities for our young people. With many industries facing a skills shortage, Jason’s priority is investing in our young people and their future by creating a supportive and inclusive learning platform that will guide and mentor them into a successful and rewarding career. It is Jason’s vision that in collaboration with trusted organisations, Seeker.Global will become the pipeline for community to industries.