Our Board & Executive

AHL Board

Dr Susan Gordon AM

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Non-executive Chairperson
Appointed 11 September 2015

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws

Experience
A retired Magistrate who served for 20 years on the Bench of the Children's Court of WA. She has a long and distinguished career with extensive senior leadership experience in the areas of Indigenous employment, the first Board of ATSIC, Chaired the National Indigenous Council (NIC), the "Gordon Inquiry", the NT Emergency Response Taskforce. Currently President of the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation and the Police and Community Youth Centres Federation of WA (PCYC) Board. Sue sits on other Boards around Australia and her special long term project is Sister Kate's Aged Persons Project.

 

Mr David Evans

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Non-executive director
Appointed 26 June 2013

Qualifications
Master of Business Administration; Bachelor of Commerce; International Company Directors Course; Fellow, CPA Australia; Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience
With over 30 years experience in banking and finance in Australia and the Asia–Pacific, David is a consultant and facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David has been active in governance roles in the not-for-profit sector. He is an independent director of Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited and an independent member of the Queensland Police Service Audit and Risk Committee.
His other roles have included appointments to an Indigenous trust in the Pilbara the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust.

 

Professor Maryann Bin-Sallik

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Non-executive director
Appointed 2 March 2016

Qualifications
Doctorate of Education. (Harvard)

Experience
MaryAnn, a member of the Djaru Nation, is recognised internationally as a pioneer for Indigenous higher education in Australia.
Mary Ann has invested the past 40 years in advancing Indigenous Australia through her participation in major government reform committees and academic appointments in Australia and overseas.

 

Mr Mike Allen PSM

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Non-executive director
Appointed 2 March 2016

Qualifications
Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management, Member Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow Institute of Public Administration Australia, Life Member Australasian Housing Institute.

Experience
The former CEO of Housing NSW, Mike has over 30 years experience in social housing management and asset services, homelessness, and community and Aboriginal housing.
Mike was instrumental in leading a number of major housing reforms, including the development of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2011 in recognition of his outstanding and meritorious services to the community and for his strong commitment to the values and principles of social housing.

 

Ms Denise Bowden

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Appointed 2 March 2016

Experience
Denise has extensive knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, particularly relating to the delivery of services for the Yolngu clans of northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. She is Chief Executive Officer of the Yothu Yindi Foundation and Director of the Garma Festival.
Denise’s background is in the reform of Indigenous education in the remote north. Denise has at her disposal a large support network from across Australia, and her Indigenous cultural and arts knowledge is rich and diverse

 

Jennifer Ullungura Clancy

  Non-executive director
Appointed 10 May 2017

Experience
Ms Clancy is a senior Mantiyupwi women from the Wurrumiyanga Bathurst Island and is the Registrar  of the Tiwi Land Council. She has a strong understanding of AHL's core issue of transitioning students from remote communities to boarding facilities. Ms Clancy is a board member of several Tiwi Island corporations.

 

Karen Sheldon AM

  Non-executive director
Appointed 10 May 2017

Experience
As Managing Director, Karen Sheldon Group, Ms Sheldon is a renowned and highly respected entrepreneur in Darwin. She is a member of the Order of Australia and winner of the Telstra Northern Territory Entrepreneur Award 2016 for businesswomen. Ms Sheldon's award-winning catering company and her establishment of the Northern Territory's first Vocational Training and Employment Centre both focus on a shared vision to Close the Gap in Indigenous employment disadvantage, and assist job seekers in transitioning from welfare to a life of purpose and sustainable employment. 

AHL Executive

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Acting CEO
Tony Usher

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Michelle Deavin
Company Secretary/CFO