Our Board

The NTAIC Board members are diverse with a range of cultural, land and financial expertise. The 12-member Board includes two representatives from each of the four NT Land Councils, two independent directors appointed by Australian Government and two independent directors appointed by the Board.

Ms Barbara Shaw - CHAIRPERSON

Ms Shaw, a Kaytetye, Arrernte, Warramunga and Warlpiri woman is an Executive Member of the Central Land Council (CLC).

Ms Shaw is the elected Chairperson of NTAIC and was previously a youth worker in Alice Springs and is on the committee for the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority. She contributed to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and is a director for Eynewantheyne Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC. Ms Shaw has been Co-Chair of Aboriginal Housing NT and former deputy Chair of the CLC. She was former co-coordinator of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety group.

Ms Shaw was employed on the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT in 2017 and contributed to the establishment of the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company in 2008.

Mr Bradley Bara

Mr Bara is an emerging Anindilyakwa leader who was elected as Umbakumba Community Representative on the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) Board in 2021.

Mr Bara also serves as the Chair of the Anindilyakwa Advancement Aboriginal Corporation, the majority shareholder in the traditional-owner controlled Winchelsea Mine on Groote Eylandt, and as a director of Groote Holdings Aboriginal Corporation, which is responsible for developing major infrastructure, assets and services for the social and economic benefit of all traditional owners of the Groote Archipelago. Mr Bara is also a well-known artist and musician through his involvement with local band, Mambali.

Mr Scott Wurramarrba

Mr Scott Wurramarrba is a strong Anindilyakwa leader and member of the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) Board. In addition to his role on the ALC Board, Mr Wurramarrba is a member of the ALC’s Finance Committee, a director of the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Primary College Aboriginal Corporation (GEBIPCAC), a member of the Local Advisory Committee supporting the newly established Groote Archipelago Regional Council and he has recently been nominated as an ALC director for the Aboriginal Sea Company. Mr Wurramarrba is an accredited coxswain and has attained his Master 5. He is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal-led economic development in the Northern Territory.

Mr Martin Jugadai

Martin Jugadai is an Aboriginal man who lives at Haasts Bluff in Central Australia. He is currently Central Land Council Delegate for Region 5. employed by the Royal Flying Doctor Rural and Remote Mental Health Service as a Cultural Consultant. He has been working in this capacity for over 7 years and travels to the communities of Papunya, Mt Liebig and Kintore. Martin is also a Ngangkari (Traditional Healer). He was recognised at the age of 14 and has been under the guidance of his teachers since that age and is constantly increasing his knowledge and skills to treat Aboriginal people with physical and mental health issues. Martin is also attending Batchelor Institute in Batchelor NT. He was a founder of the Men’s Tjilirra Movement

Ms Joy Cardona

Elna Joy Cardona, known as Joy Cardona, is a Malak Malak Traditional Owner and represents the Daly River. Joy was elected by the Nauiyu Nambiyu Association. She is a member of the Muran Estate, Cobourg Peninsula, North West Arnhem Land and a descendant from the Torres Strait.

Joy has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Aboriginal Community Management and Development from Curtin University in Western Australia. She also has a Certificate IV in Mentoring Diverse Groups. She runs her own Consultancy Business – JOYBELL’S CONSULTANCY SERVICES – which works with the History of the Northern Territory, Land Rights, Archives and Libraries. Joy has worked in the NT Library and the Northern Land Council Library for a total of 13 years. She was raised in the Territory and has a vast knowledge of the area and its history.

Joy is currently on the NLC Full Council (2019-25). She has also been a member of the following boards and groups:

  • Chairperson for NT NADIOC and Board Member for Tiwi Bombers Football Club, Darwin Buffalo Football Club and Working Women’s & NT Women’s Legal
  • Appointed by the Minister of Women’s Policy as a delegate of the Northern Territory for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Gathering (NATSIWG)
  • Library and Archives NT Community Reference Group
  • Delegate for the Top End Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library, Information and Resource Network (ATSILRN) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA) UTS
  • Northern Land Council (1983 -1986) Executive Member Darwin/Daly NLC

 

Mr Graham Kenyon

I am a Limilngan- Wulna, Wairi senior Elder and I’ve lived at Wairuk Community, Humpty Doo Station all my life. Growing up on country since a small child and learning about important places and listening to stories told by my family and old people has given me the cultural toolbox which is my driving passion for life. Today I am now one of the senior
people of my clan group and speaker of all our sacred sites and significant places.

In my early stages of employment (1993) I commenced as a Park ranger on Country at Djukbinj National Park, this role lead me into other duties such as the Aboriginal Facilitator Officers position for NT Parks and Wildlife, during my employment I also had the privilege of working on others fella countrymen’s land such as Katherine Gorge, Edit Falls, Murgenella and at Yilpara in North East Arnhem Land.

In 2008 I changed my career and started my own business. Today Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tour is a thriving business which is 100% family owned and operated Tourism Business on country, one of few that exist. I have been a member of the Northern land council (NLC) since 2011 and at present I am a
NLC full Council Member. I am passionate about healthy people and healthy country. I am also a believer that Aboriginal people can turn their dreams into reality.

I have been involved with the Kakadu board Management since 2017 and as a current Board Member I thrive to see Kakadu people embrace the history, culture, and opportunities through tourism for the benefit of business, employment and training opportunities that presents itself.

I continue to share my knowledge and experiences with my family and endeavour to support Aboriginal people who want to ‘get up’ and make a change for themselves.

Mr Gibson Farmer Illortaminni

Mr Gibson Farmer Illortaminni is a senior Elder of the Mantiyupwi people and is the Chairman of the Tiwi Land Council.

Mr Illortaminni was an early supporter of the formation of the Tiwi Land Council in 1978. Mr Illortaminni has successfully represented the interests of his people in land claims over the Vernon Islands. He is a strong advocate for education and training, and the creation and security of jobs on the Islands for Tiwi people and he was also a strong foundation member of the Tiwi Health Board.

He has a background in Mental Health and was involved in the Australian Institution for Suicide and Prevention – Youth Suicide Australia with Charles Sturt University studying at Wagga Wagga.

Mr Leslie Tungatalum

Mr Leslie Tungatalum is a Miyartuwi (Pandanus) elder and is a member of the Tiwi Land Council.

He is also the Director of Pirntubula Pty Ltd and a key member of a range of boards and committees, including the Bathurst Island Housing Association, Nguiu Ullintjinni Association and Chairman of the Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board.

Ms Suzanne Hullick

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Appointed by the Australian Government, Ms Suzanne Hullick was recently appointed 2022 Group Head of Inclusion & Diversity for the Westpac Group to support organisational change in all aspects of gender equality, inclusive leadership and diversity in the workforce.

Ms Hullick was previously Westpac’s National Head of Indigenous Banking and the State GM SANTAS. She is currently a Non-executive director of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

Ms Hullick is passionate about developing and empowering people, and in 2013 was recognised as the Overall Women of Influence for Westpac and a Bicentennial Service Honour in 2017.

Mr Justin Ryan

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Appointed by the Australian Government, Mr Justin Ryan is Managing Director of Glow Capital Partners – a growth focused private equity investment firm, which he co‑founded in 2021.

Prior to this Mr Ryan was a Managing Partner of Quadrant Private Equity (10 years) and before that Managing Director and CEO of Alesco Corporation Limited (6 years) – an ASX 200 listed company (now part of Dulux Corporation).

Mr Ryan has previously been on the boards of the Benevolent Society (7 years) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (7 years). Mr Ryan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Justin has a Bachelor or Economics and Laws from the University of Sydney and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr Anthony Ashby

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Appointed by the Board, Mr Ashby is a Partner of Ashby and Co Chartered Accountants – a tailored accounting service specialising in accounting, audit, taxation, and business consulting, which he founded in 2004.

Mr Ashby’s key directorships include the current Chair of Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL), current Deputy Chair of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and a former Director of Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC). Mr Ashby has chaired various finance and audit committees of multiple entities.

Mr Peeyush Gupta

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Appointed by the Board, Mr Gupta is the co-founder and inaugural CEO of IPAC Securities, a pre-eminent Wealth management firm spanning financial advice and institutional portfolio management. Mr Gupta has an excellent track record of shareholder value creation and realisation, starting and growing businesses, acquisitions and divestments, roll-ups and integration, general management in global multi-national firms, and investment management.

Mr Gupta has served on listed and unlisted boards across various industries, including Financial Services, Insurance, Government, Media, Accounting and Technology and as a Trustee of super funds as Board Chair and Director. He is an alumnus of Harvard, London and UNSW business schools.