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Independent & Noongar Directors

Noongar Boodja Trust



The Nominations Committee of the Noongar Boodja Trust is calling for Noongar and independent leaders to take an important role in leading the Noongar Nation into its future.



Background

The South West Native Title Settlement between Noongar People and the WA Government is the largest and most significant native title settlement in Australia. The Noongar Boodja Trust will hold up to $1.3B worth of assets for Noongar People. 

    


The Roles

If you are a leader with a heart for the Noongar community and experience in governance, the Noongar Nominations Committee invites you to nominate for the following positions:

 

Investment Committee Directors

 

The Investment Committee requires: 

•    two (2) independent property experts; and 

•    two (2) independent investment experts.


 

The Investment Committee will guide and review the investment decisions of the Trustee. When the Noongar Corporations Committee (NCC) is established the NCC will nominate two (2) Noongar members to the Investment Committee

 

Noongar Advisory Company

 

The Noongar Advisory Company requires: 

•    two (2) Independent Directors; and 

•    two (2) Noongar Directors. 

 

This Company will transition to the Noongar Trustee in 12 years’ time. It will advise the Trustee in managing Noongar assets and play a significant role in fostering mutual respect and co-operation, building relationships between the Noongar Community and the Trustee.

 

Regional Corporations

The call for Directors for Regional Corporations will be advertised at a future date.

 

For More Information

Visit www.fdio.com.au/noongar to download Expression of Interest packs for each of the roles and the Noongar Boodja Community Guide for more information about eligibility and criteria for available positions.

An information session has been recorded and is available by emailing executiveofficer@fdio.com.au.



Applications submission has been extended to 8 April 2021.

 

 


INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Guumbarr Limited

 

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.

 

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 a minimum criteria have AICD (or equivalent) training and experience with Aboriginal communities; and

  • 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 17 May 2021. The successful candidate must be available to attend this meeting. 

Virtual attendance may be facilitated during COVID-19 however the preference is for face to face. 



Remuneration 

Fees and travel expenses paid.  



How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Melinda.Fisher@dpc.wa.gov.au by 5pm 16 April 2021. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

 

Got a question?

For more information about the role please contact Melinda Fisher on +61 8 6552 5494 or via email Melinda.fisher@dpc.wa.gov.au

 

Applications close 5pm 16 April 2021.

 


 

INAUGURAL CEO, Geraldton

Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation

GERALDTON  WA  6531

ABN 93 638 346 684

 

The new Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation is recruiting its inaugural CEO who can set up an organisation that can make the best of its Yamatji Nation Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) to serve the economic and cultural interests of members and protect native title rights.

 

Located in Geraldton, Western Australia and representing the interests of the traditional owners of the Yamatji Nation peoples, the Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation is in the process of becoming a leading Aboriginal organisation in the Mid-West Region.

 

The first CEO will have sophisticated expertise to drive this start-up Corporation and its entities. The Corporation is looking for a CEO who has prior experience of executive leadership and will possess the core leadership, governance and stakeholder skills required to ensure success of the current establishment phase to the operational phase.

 

Applications may be made in Word format to YSRC – Alison Gaines at hr@ysrc.com.au quoting Reference 001/CEO. Initial telephone enquiries to Alison Gaines are welcome on 041 463 3230.

 

Applications close 4pm 1 April 2021.

 


 

TWO MEMBER EXPERT DIRECTORS



Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation

 

The YSRC Nominations Committee is seeking expressions of interest from YSRC members (or eligible members) with relevant professional skills to fill two vacant Member Expert Director positions to be a director of Yamatji Enterprises and YSRC or Yamatji Trustee and YSRC.

 



Background



YSRC establishment arises out of the Yamatji Nation Southern Region Settlement with the State of Western Australia. YSRC is part of the Governance Framework that has been established to receive, hold and manage all of the assets arising from the Yamatji Nation Southern Regional Agreement. The governance structure also provides for Yamatji Enterprises and Yamatji Trustee as subsidiary entities. The directors of the two subsidiaries are also directors of YSRC.

 



The Roles



The Member Expert Directors will act and provide impartial expertise and guidance to fellow board members on the YSRC and the Yamatji Enterprises or Yamatji Trustee boards.

The role of Member Expert Directors will be vital to bolstering growth, locating core issues and playing a pivotal role in building generations of strength.

 



The Criteria



The Nominations Committee will value individuals with demonstrable experience and expertise in some or all of the following areas: corporate governance; strategic planning and implementation; communication; business development or business management; finance, accounting or financial management; and legal.

Applicants are required to have at least 2 years Board experience, successful completion of a Company Director’s course, be financially literate, possess leadership experience and have a proven track record of teamwork. In addition, the applicant must be able to meet criteria specific to either the Yamatji Enterprises or Yamatji Trustee as detailed in the Expression of Interest information pack. A genuine interest in contributing to the social and economic future of the Yamatji people is essential.

How to apply

 



For an Expression of Interest information pack and further details on how to apply, please email hr@ysrc.com.au



Applications Close 15 April 2021

 

 


 

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