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Board of Directors



ALPA members are represented by a Board of Directors. Each community has two representatives on the Board.

These two representatives are:

  • A traditional landowner’s representative
  • The community representative (generally nominated by the local store committee)

Board Members are confirmed at Annual General Meetings.

Our current Board Members are:

Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM

David Djalangi



Chairman (Since 1993)



Community Liaison Officer and Staff Cultural Mentor (Galiwin’ku)
 

Minjilang: (Croker Island)
 

Marcus Fletcher

William Noinba

Ronnie Waraludj



Community Member Representative

 



Traditional Landowner’s Representative


Galiwin'ku: (Elcho Island)

 

Joan Djamalaka

Jessie Roy

Jackie Djawut


Community Member Representative



Traditional Landowner’s Representative
 

Board Facilitator

 

Gapuwiyak: (Lake Evella)

Mickey Wunungmurra

Edna Garrawurra

Jason Butjala



Community Member Representative & Deputy Chairman


Traditional Landowner’s Representative



Associate Director

Milingimbi

Keith Lapulung

Lily Roy


Community Member Representative


Traditional Landowner’s Representative

Ramingining

Rose Gurralpa

Fay Matjarra Garrawurra



Community Member Representative



Community Member Representative

Board Meetings

Most Board Meetings are held in Arnhemland. At each Board meeting, ALPA engages an independent interpreter to assist in the explanation of financial matters, policy, legal requirements, matters of organisational structure and issues relating to governance. The approach uses relevant language and concepts from traditional Aboriginal economic and legal parallels.

The interpreter is there to promote 2-way understanding between Directors and Management.

ALPA has developed a unique method to give a visual hands on and readily understood explanation of profit and loss statements and budget planning sessions. This methodology, or 'money story,' is in demand at a number of other external Aboriginal client organisations.

Similar activities to those conducted at the Board meeting are provided at a local level in each community in between, and in preparation for, each quarterly Board meeting; the participants being store workers and members of the ALPA store committee in each locality.