Darkinjung LALC has a new chairperson and a new CEO

Mr Matthew West, Darkinjung Chairperson and the land council’s new CEO, Mr Geoffrey ScottMr Matthew West, Darkinjung Chairperson and the land council’s new CEO, Mr Geoffrey Scott

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (DLALC) has announced the election of Mr Matthew West as Chairperson and the appointment of Mr Geoffrey Scott as Chief Executive Officer.

The role of Chairperson has been held by Deputy Chair, Mr Barry Duncan, in an acting capacity, for the past month, after former Chairperson, Ms Christine Hammond, stepped down due to personal reasons. “It’s a privilege to be given the opportunity to serve my community in this capacity,” said Mr West. “I do so with great enthusiasm and excitement, that I, along with my fellow board members and new CEO, have been given the chance to help advance Darkinjung into this next stage of development so that we can continue to provide for the Aboriginal community of our boundaries.” Mr West has been a member of the Darkinjung Board for nearly three years, and during his tenure, has played a vital role in helping to support the economic, social and cultural interests of the Darkinjung community. “I’m focused on ensuring the ongoing financial stability of Darkinjung.

“I have great belief in the ability of our land council to serve as the solid bedrock, upon which our community can rely to build its future prosperity for generations to come,” said Mr West. Mr Scott has held the role of Acting CEO for the past four months and is thrilled to be continuing permanently. “I’m honoured at the opportunity to lead this organisation and progress with the next exciting chapter at Darkinjung,” said Mr Scott. “My goal is to further build and develop the services and programs that Darkinjung provides its members. “I aim to continue to uphold Darkinjung’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal community and protect our cultural heritage,” he said.

Source: Media release, Jun 29 Rosemary Taber, Brilliant Logic

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