Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) has appointed a new Chairperson, Ms Christine Hammond, and Deputy Chairperson, Mr Barry Duncan.
The new roles were voted on by Darkinjung’s fellow Board Members on Tuesday, October 24.
Ms Hammond is a Wonnarua woman, from the Upper Hunter, and is the Executive Assistant to NAISDA Dance College’s Executive Team.
Mr Duncan is a Gomeroi man who manages an Indigenous justice program for Regional Youth Support Services.
Darkinjung LALC Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sean Gordon, welcomed them.
“We look forward to a strong and productive relationship as Darkinjung continues to deliver for our community, and I would like to thank outgoing Chairperson, Ms Tina West, and Deputy, Mr Ken Warren, for their contribution over the last two years,” he said.
All existing Board Members retained their positions, with Ms West and Mr Warren resuming regular Board duties.
In accepting her new title, Ms Hammond said: “I am honoured to be able to serve as Chairperson.
“We are a great organisation which supports the development of our community, and that is something of which I am proud,” she said.
She said she was looking forward to working with all members, staff and other agencies to promote Darkinjung in the broader community.
Media release, Oct 27
Ashleigh Milne, Brilliant Logic