Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Chair Eddie Fry has welcomed the appointments of Mr Roy Ah See and Ms Kerrynne Liddle as Directors of the IBA Board.
‘The combined expertise of Roy and Kerrynne, provide the IBA Board with exceptional depth of skill and experience.
‘I look forward to working with the new Directors to continue achieving economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’, Mr Fry said.
Mr Ah-See is a Wiradjuri man who was born and raised on Nanima Reserve, near Wellington and is the current Chairperson of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council since being elected in 2015.
A voting member of Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council, Mr Ah-See was previously the Deputy Chairperson of NSWALC from 2013
Mr Ah-See has qualifications in social welfare, worked at various government agencies and Aboriginal community controlled organisations and believes Land Rights and connection to country is integral to the spiritual healing and cultural empowerment of Aboriginal people.
Ms Liddle is an Arrernte woman, born and raised in Alice Springs, now living in Adelaide, who has had successful careers as a journalist, small business operator, resources industry leader and board director.
In 2016 Ms Liddle was appointed Independent Director (Governance) with the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, and is serving a second term as a Council Member of the University of Adelaide.
Ms Liddle has a Master of Business Administration (Adelaide University), Bachelor of Arts (Management) (University of SA) and is a Vincent Fairfax Fellow from the Centre for Ethical Leadership at Melbourne University.
Ms Liddle received a Centenary Medal for services to the Australian community as a journalist, has been a Telstra Business Women’s Award Judge, and authored two books on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and doctors.
Mr Fry welcomes the reappointment of Mr Anthony Ashby who has served on the Board since 2012 and as Deputy Chair since 2013 whose contribution has been invaluable.
‘I would like to acknowledge and personally thank outgoing Director Trish Angus for her commitment to IBA and achieving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
‘The advice, guidance and valued contributions Trish provided to the IBA Board over the last three years have been greatly appreciated and the Board and I would like to wish Trish the very best in future endeavours’, Mr Fry concluded.
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