Jim Walker has been involved in advocating for the rights of Indigenous Peoples in excess of 20 years both in Australia and internationally.
He is an Aboriginal man of the Jagera, Yiman and Goreng Goreng First Nations peoples of Australia.  He has been involved in development and implementation of policies and programs in the fields of social justice, education, health, housing, economic development, Indigenous rights advocacy, Indigenous cultural protection, environment protection and science research.

He holds a Bachelor of Business (QUT) and a Master Degree in Public Administration at the University of Canberra.