SEAN APPOO Co-Founder & Member
Sean is a Kalkadoon and Kabi Kabi decendent who was born and raised on the lands of the Gureng Gureng in Bundaberg. Growing up in country Queensland in the late 1960s, through the 1970s and 1980s was an interesting experience for a young, light-skinned Indigenous person.
In the early days Sean thought he was going to play cricket for Australia, just like most other kids. In the end though, he'd managed to play cricket in England on two occasions - once on the 1988 Australian Aboriginal Cricket Tour, and the following year for a local team in the Surrey League. Sean also had a long grade cricket career in both Brisbane and Sydney.
Work was never a problem with there being many different jobs in many different sectors from being a brickies labourer to being a Drill and Blast Technician in various mines in WA. But Sean always had a passion for health after living with many close relatives who were cut down in their prime by chronic disease.
Since the early 2000s Sean has been working in Indigenous Public Health, more recently specialising in tobacco control. Through this work he's realised the importance of helping people to find their own solutions by looking deeper into the problem.
It is through this vast experience of public health that Sean has co founded Shared Path to be the vehicle to help people take more control over all aspects of their life through developing their own ideas into sustainable businesses.