ATSILS Board

Governance

Our Board is comprised of nine directors elected from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership. A specialist director is 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; and Chief Financial Officer who look to our Board of Directors for strategic direction and advice.

 

KenGeorgetown_SQ_webresKenny Georgetown

Chairperson

(Member of Nominations Committee)

Qualifications

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

Experience

• CEO of Murri Watch Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation (25 years).
• Board member of Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation (11 years)
• Board member of Murri Taipans Sporting Association Incorporated (3 years)
• Active member of the community

 

 

Charlene_Berndt_SQ_webresCharlene Berndt
Vice Chairperson

(Member of Workforce Development Committee)

Qualifications

• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors.
• Grad Cert (Business Management)
• Cert IV Training and assessment
• Accredited Mental Health First Aider
• Strengthening Families, Protecting children practice framework – Intensive practice modules facilitator
• Domestic & Family Violence- Safe and Together Trained

Experience

• Extensive government experience at senior officer/governance level.
• Provides leadership in policy including child safety and program management skills.
• Change agent and HR lead with a focus on diversity and inclusion particularly cultural agility.
• Active member of the community

 

 

GaryLui_SQ_webresGary Lui

Treasurer

(Member of FARM Committee)

Qualifications

• Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)
• Bachelor of Laws
• Accredited PRINCE2 project management practitioner
• Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors

Experience

• Previous experience as a practicing solicitor
• Substantial experience in native title law and practice
• Policy work and advocate for Indigenous management of sea country
• Significant experience working with an supporting Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate – AKA PBCs
• Small business owner

 

 

CyrilSeden_SQ_webresCyril Seden

Secretary 

(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
• MAICD Qualified Fitter and Turner

 

 

NancyBamaga_SQ_webresNancy Bamaga
Director

(Member of FARM Committee)

Qualifications

• Cert III – Marketing & Management (Cultural Industries)
• Associate Degree in Community Management & Development
• Bachelor of Applied Science – Indigenous Community Management & Development
• Cert IV Government Mentoring
• Diplomacy Training
• Melbourne Business School – Murra Program Indigenous Business Master Class
• National Gallery of Australia – Indigenous Arts Leadership

Experience

• Social Justice, active Community member
• Community Engagement and Development Strategic Development & Partnerships
• UN Declaration Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
• Australian Indigenous Arts Industry 30-year experience
• Mentoring & support

Boards/memberships
• SEQ Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Board
• Queensland’s Tourism Events Queensland Board
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service Board
• Australia Arts Council-ASTIB Strategy Panel
• Murri Watch Inc. Board
• Queensland Museum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee (QMATSICC)
• National Visual Arts Association – member (NAVA)
• Supply Nation Certified – member
• First Peoples First Committee member – Arts Front
• Cultural Council – Blak Dance

 

 

JohnFarren_SQ_webresJohn Farren
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

• Barrister-at-Law

 

 

GrahamPattel_SQ_webresGraham Pattel
Director

Qualifications

• Diploma in Community Management
• Cert IV Youth Justice
• Cert IV Train the Trainer
• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors

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

 

 

 

LeonYeatman_SQ_webresLeon Yeatman
Director

(Member of Nominations Committee)

Qualifications

• Bachelor of Arts
• Certificate in Executive Management in Queensland Local Government
• Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
• Member Local Government Managers Association

Experience

• 20+ years board experience Queensland Plan Ambassador
• 20+ yrs Executive Management experience in Local Govt
• Community development and Town Planning
• Program Management and Strategic Planning
• Mentoring and support
• Contract and Agreement negotiations
• Reports & publications
• Stakeholder engagement and advocacy
• Public speaking
• Human Resource Management
• Returning Officer for Elections
• Active Member of the Community

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