CLCAC Board of Directors

During the CLCAC AGM held in Burketown on 18 October 2017 the members voted in the CLCAC Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 period.

The Board of Directors comprises of one primary member and one alternate member from each of the nine (9) Gulf Language Groups. 

The table below outlines and lists alphabetically the Language Group the Board of Director and the Alternate Director are representing.

Group Director Alternate Gangalidda Murrandoo Yanner Rodney Kum Sing Garawa Donald Bob Keith Rory Gkuthaarn Marlene Logan Simone Moses Kaiadilt Delma Loogatha Gerald Loogatha Kukatji Phillip George Marcus George Kurtijar Joseph Rainbow Lance Rapson Lardil Thomas Wilson (Chairperson) Wayne Williams Waanyi Henry Aplin Kingston Brown Yangkaal Lawrence Burke Chicko Toby

 

Board Members

Murrandoo Yanner

Director - Gangalidda

Mr Murrandoo Yanner is Director of the CLCAC and has played an integral role in the development and success of the CLCAC.  Mr Yanner previously held the position of CEO of the CLCAC from 1992-2001, and ATSIC Commissioner from 2001-2002.  Mr Yanner is the Chairperson of the Gangalidda and Garawa Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (GGNTAC) and a Director of the Gulf Region Aboriginal Corporation (GRAC) and is a driving force behind the development of sustainable economic opportunities for indigenous people in the Gulf.

Donald Bob

Director - Garawa

Mr Donald Bob is a CLCAC Director and a Senior Garawa man who resides in Burketown. Mr Bob is employed by the CLCAC as a Gangalidda and Garawa Ranger in our Land and Sea Unit. Mr Bob enjoys fishing, hunting, spending time with his family and working with the Gangalidda and Garawa Rangers.

Gerald Loogatha

Director - Kaiadilt

Gerald is a Director of the CLCAC and resides in Gununa, Mornington Island. Mr Loogatha is a member of the Kaiadilt Traditional Owner Group. Mr Loogatha is also a Director of the Gulf Region Aboriginal Corporation (GRAC). He is an experienced furniture maker and enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with family.

Phillip George

Director - Kukatj

Mr Phillip George is a Director of the CLCAC and a member of the Kukatj Traditional Owner group.  Mr George resides in Normanton with his family and is employed by the CLCAC as a Head Ranger through the Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program

Joseph Rainbow

Director - Kurtijar

Mr. Joseph Rainbow is a Director of the CLCAC and resides in Normanton.  Mr Rainbow is a member of the Kurtijar Traditional Owner group and undertakes a Cultural Heritage Management advisory role for the Kurtijar Peoples.

Thomas Wilson

Chairperson

Mr Thomas Wilson is the Chairpoerson of the CLCAC and resides on Gununa, Mornington Island.  Mr Wilson is a member of the Lardil Traditional Owner group and a Lardil Director for the Gulf Region Aboriginal Corporation (GRAC).  He enjoys fishing and hunting and spending quality time with his young family.  Mr Wilson has been Chairperson of CLCAC for 8 years and is our longest serving Chair.

 

 

Henry Aplin

Director - Waanyi

Mr Heny Aplin is a Director of the CLCAC and a member of the Waanyi Traditional Owner group.  Mr Aplin resides in Doomadgee.

Lawrence Burke

Director - Yangkaal

Mr Lawrence Burke is a Director of the CLCAC and resides on Gununa, Mornington Island.  Mr Burke is a member of the Yangkaal Traditional Owner group and a Yangkaal Director of the Gulf Region Aboriginal Corporation (GRAC).  Mr Burke works for the Mornington Island Night Patrol and in his spare time he likes to attend local rodeos in Doomadgee and Burketown.  He is also a lead dancer with Mornington Island dancers and works at the art and craft centre.