Lawford is the Executive Chair at MG Corporation, having been a Director since 2016. He is passionate about generating economic development opportunities and promoting education and employment outcomes for MG people.
During his time at MGC, Lawford has overseen the establishment of many social programs aimed at helping his community, including Target 120, the Home Stretch program and 100+ Jobs. During his tenure, MGC has also signed several MOUs for the economic benefit of the community, and has become integral in the establishment of a cotton industry on MG country.
Lawford is instrumental in high level talks with government regarding parcels of land returning to MG Corporation on behalf of MG people. Lawford is a member of a number of advisory bodies, including the State Welfare Emergency Committee and the Aboriginal Police Advisory Forum. He was an inaugural member of the Indigenous Reference Group on the development of Northern Australia and is a former board member of the Pastoral Lands Board.