Dr Heron Loban is a Torres Strait Islander woman with family connections to Mabuiag and Boigu. Dr Loban is an academic, former lawyer and expert in Indigenous law and justice issues. As a lawyer she practiced in commercial law, native title law and criminal law. Dr Loban also has held a number of key positions in community-based, not-for-profit companies and sat on numerous State, Territory and Commonwealth advisory committees on a range of issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. She is currently an academic based at Griffith University, Brisbane.