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The Palyku-Jartayi Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC represents the interests of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region. Recently having received Native Title Determination covering an area of 10,563 km2, and with an additional claim currently being considered, the Corporation is at a critical juncture in its evolution. 


What’s on offer:

This is a newly created position. Reporting to the Board, you will establish the necessary infrastructure, processes, systems and policies that will position the organisation to thrive. These will include:


• Advise the Board in the areas of strategy and governance;

• Develop and implement operational policies;

• Act as the primary spokesperson for the Corporation;

• Promote the Corporations culture and overall vision;

• Build and lead a high calibre team;

• Oversee the Corporation’s fiscal activity and reporting requirements;

• Identify and address problems and opportunities for the Corporation;

• Build relationships with key stakeholders including mining companies.

• Oversee day-to-day operation of the Corporation.


About You:

We are seeking an EO who has prior experience at an executive level and who will possess the core skills required to ensure success. These will include: 


  • Sound financial acumen;

  • Business management experience; 

  • First class leadership skills;

  • Community and stakeholder engagement; 

  • High level communication skills & interpersonal skills;

  • An outcomes focussed approach; and

  • Importantly, you will also bring a very good understanding of working with Aboriginal communities or in a cross-cultural context. 


Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.


Intending applicants should be aware that the position is to be predominantly to be based in Perth, however regular travel will be required up to Port Hedland.


A Candidate Prospectus is available by emailing Judith Clark . After reviewing the Prospectus further confidential telephone enquiries may be made to James Fairbairn on 08 9221 0744.


Confidential applications should be made in Word format to quoting Reference LB302666. 


Our preference is to receive your application by 9.00am WST, Monday 22nd November 2021.





Guumbarr Ltd


Guumbarr Limited was set up in May 2012 as the Corporate Trustee under the Browse LNG Precinct Project Agreement (PPA). Guumbarr acts as trustee for a range of charitable and non-charitable trusts set up under the PPA.


Guumbarr has a board of five Directors. This board consists of three Native Title Claim Group Directors and two Independent Directors. Guumbarr is seeking to appoint one Independent Director to its board.


It is intended that Guumbarr as Corporate Trustee will work cooperatively with Waardi and the recently established Prescribed Body Corporate Gogolanyngor Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) in finalising the legal requirements to ensure the obligations under the PPA can be met for the benefit of the traditional owners.



About The Position

Expressions of interest are invited from experienced executives motivated to contribute and participate in the governance, leadership and oversight of Guumbarr in its role as Corporate Trustee under the PPA.


The Independent Director will:

  • provide leadership, direction and support to the board and the Native Title Claim Group directors.

  • monitor and review the Guumbarr Strategic Plan and strategic objective outcomes.

  • review the management of the Trusts finances.

  • promote and uphold principles of good governance.

  • attend all board meetings.

  • promote effective and efficient lines of communication.

  • as minimum criteria have AICD (or equivalent) training. 

  • prior experience with Aboriginal communities and/or organisations.

  • undertake appropriate cross-cultural training as required.



Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in finance, law, commerce or related disciplines

  • Completed the AICD Company Directors course or equivalent

  • Previous experience on trustee boards

  • Good independent judgement and strategic vision

  • Strong commercial skills 

  • Success in relationship development

  • Proven leadership, mentoring and communication skills

  • High ethical standards



Location and Meetings

Meetings are held quarterly in Broome WA with the occasional ad hoc virtual meeting. The next meeting date is planned for February 2022. The successful candidate must be available to attend this meeting.


Virtual attendance may be facilitated pending travel restrictions; however the preference is for face to face. 




Fees and travel expenses paid. 



How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Catherine Tribble at by 5pm 19 November 2021. Applications received after this time will not be considered.



Got a question?

For more information about the role please contact Frank Parriman, General Manager on (08) 9192 2713 or via email


Applications Close 5pm AWST 19 November 2021.


Professional Development Program in development

Coming July 2022


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