ATSILS Board

Governance

Our Board is comprised of nine directors elected from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership. Specialist directors are also appointed to provide additional guidance in the areas of finance and corporate governance. Our Staff Executive team is comprised of a Chief Executive Officer; Principal Legal Officer; Chief Financial Officer and Director of Sector Engagement & Communications, who look to our Board of Directors for strategic direction and advice.

 

Kenny Georgetown

Chairperson

(Member of Nominations Committee)

Qualifications

• Diploma in Community Service
• Cert IV in Business (Governance)
• Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Experience

• CEO of Murri Watch Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation (26 years).
• Board member of Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation
• Board member of Murri Taipans Sporting Association Incorporated
• Active member of the community

 

Charlene Berndt
Vice Chairperson

(Member of Workforce Development Committee)

Qualifications

• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors.
• Grad Cert (Business Management)

Experience

• Extensive government experience at senior officer/governance level.
• Change agent and HR lead with a focus on Organisational capability and diversity and inclusion, particularly cultural agility.
• Active member of the community.

 

Gary Lui

Treasurer

(Member of FARM Committee)

Qualifications

• Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)
• Bachelor of Laws
• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors

 

Experience

• Past experience as a solicitor general practice
• Experience in native title law and practice
• Indigenous sea country policy experience
• Experience in supporting Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate – AKA PBCs
• Small business owner

 

Nyoka Fetoa’i

Director

Qualifications

• Diploma of Leadership & Management
• Diploma of Community Service Coordination
• Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
• Cert IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
• Cert IV in Youth Work
• Accredited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aider

Experience

              • Executive Director, Programs and Community, Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health
              • CEO of Darumbal Community Youth Services Inc. 2013 – 2022.
              • Community Representative, Qld First Children and Families Board
              • Corporate and Peoples Director, Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (3 years)
              • Active member of the community

 

John Farren

Secretary 

Specialist Director

(Member of Workforce Development and  Nominations Committees)

Qualifications

• Juris Doctor – UQ
• Bachelor of Commerce (IR and HRM) – Griffith University
• Graduate Diploma Professional Legal Education and Training – UQ
• Legal Practitioner of Supreme Court of Queensland
• High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners

Experience

• Solicitor

 

Graham Pattel
Director

Qualifications

• Diploma in Community Management
• Cert IV Youth Justice
• Cert IV Train the Trainer
• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
• Director/Owner Wulli Wulli Indigenous Disability Services

Experience

• Chairperson Bundaberg Community Justice Corporation
• Youth worker – Cleveland Youth Detention Centre
• Chairperson of Townsville Community Justice Group (5 yrs)
• Active member of the community.
• Negotiator – Justice & Attorneys Generals
• Senior Field Officer (Legal Services)
• Researcher (Deaths in Custody)
• Northern Health Co-ordinated community support services Family Support Officer

 

Cyril Seden

(Member of FARM Committee)

Qualifications

• Foundations of Directorship Course
• Diploma & Cert. IV in Indigenous Community Welfare.
• Diploma & Certificate IV in Child Safety.
• Certificate IV in Cognitive Skills. (Counselling)
• Certificate IV – Train the Trainer.
• Bachelor in Community Management (2yrs / deferred)
• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
• Qualified Fitter and Turner
• Cert IV Civil Construction Supervision.

Experience

• Active member of the community.
• Program / Finance Manager (18yrs) Nutcha A&TSI Corp.
• Program / Finance Manager Recognised Entity (5yrs) Nutcha ATSI Corp.
• A&TSI Family Support Counsellor (Australasian Correction Management Pty Ltd (ACM) (6yrs)
• Logan ICPCG Member

 

 

 

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