Kevin Smith is a descendant of the Meriam Peoples of the Torres Strait with traditional connections to Ugar (Stephen Island) and Erub (Darnley Island). Kevin has nearly twenty years’ professional experience in Indigenous affairs including senior positions with the National Secretariat of Torres Strait Islander Organisations, the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service and the National Native Title Tribunal. Kevin is currently the Deputy Chair of the National Native Title Council and the Chairman of Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL). Since 2008 Kevin has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Queensland South Native Title Services, an organisation providing statutory services to Aboriginal Traditional Owners in the southern half of Queensland. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from The University of Queensland and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of QLD in 1994.