Nyamba Buru Yawuru

Nyamba Buru Yawuru Limited (NBY) is Yawuru’s development and investment company and is charged with the responsibility to generate long term income for the Yawuru community. The not-for-profit company has interests in a range of areas including property development, pastoral and agricultural, hospitality and construction.

Working with partners and joint ventures, NBY drives prosperity for the benefit of the Yawuru Community and is committed to a vision of an inclusive and sustainable future which empowers Yawuru and other Aboriginal people to become active and prosperous participants in the regional economy.

NBY has a leadership role in partnership with industry and government to transform the regional economy from its current reliance on public outlays to a dynamic growth-focused economy with strong connections to Asia and the rest of Northern Australia.

The Yawuru Futures paper is a policy framework for development that connects the Yawuru values to development that will benefit not only the local community but also connects to northern Australian development, empowering Indigenous native title holders and others to capitalise on the strengths of the region.

Yawuru traditional cultural values and practices are embedded in NBY’s mission which promotes a quadruple bottom lined approach that is centred on the Yawuru philosophy of ‘mabu liyan’.

The NBY Board of Directors

NBY Board of Directors brings together an experienced and diverse group of people with expertise in business, law, investment and enterprise development. There are five Yawuru Board members and two Independent Directors.  The Board works collaboratively with both the NBY Executive and the PBC Board as the community’s representatives to develop sustainable economic returns that will ensure long term prosperity for the Yawuru commuity, based on the Yawuru values.

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The NBY Executive

NBY has a professional and respected leadership team including Nini Mills Chief Executive Officer, Taliah Payne, Deputy CEO and Scott Downsborough, Chief Financial Officer.

Expressions of Interest sought for 2 (two) Independent Directors Broome, Western Australia

Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) is seeking expressions of interest from experienced and qualified individuals interested in appointment as Independent Directors whose role is vital to enabling strong and sustainable economic and community opportunities for Yawuru people now, and into the future.

The Role

The NBY Board provides leadership, direction and support to the NBY Corporation and works collaboratively with the Boards of the NBY Subsidiaries.

Appointment is for a period of up to two years.

Board meetings are currently held monthly for up to four hours on Yawuru country in Broome. Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses incurred to attend directors’ meetings will be paid in addition to a modest annual salary.

The Criteria

Ideally, candidates will have experience and qualifications in commerce, law, finance, native title, corporate governance, or similar areas. Candidates will demonstrate strong business acumen and experience in the identification, assessment and evaluation of commercial investment opportunities. Previous experience in governance with the highest standards of integrity, ethics and corporate governance is essential. Strengths in corporate leadership, strategic planning and management of people & processes will be highly valued and a demonstration of experience with Aboriginal communities and/or respect for Yawuru cultural values and knowledge is critical.

To Apply

For an overview of the eligibility and selection criteria, and information on how to apply including expression of interest pack, please email executiveofficer@fdio.com.au.

For more information, contact Danielle Edman, Executive Officer, FDIO on the above email.

Applications close MONDAY 7 MARCH 2022.

The Yawuru people are the traditional owners of the lands and waters in and around Rubibi (the town of Broome) from Bangarangara to the yalimban (south) to Wirrjinmirr (Willie Creek) to the guniyan (north), and banu (east) covering Roebuck Plains and Thangoo pastoral leases, in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.

The Yawuru people are the native title holders of the Western Australian town of Broome, including land and sea in and around the town, Roebuck Plains Station, Conservation Estate land as well as the Yawuru Indigenous Protected Area.

Yawuru is committed to a vision of an inclusive and sustainable economy and enabling Yawuru and other Aboriginal people to become active and prosperous participants in the region. The NBY vision incorporates commercial success with the renaissance of Yawuru cultural values and practices, embodied in the philosophy of ‘mabu liyan’ (good spirit) which is a holistic understanding of positive wellbeing that incorporates personal, social and environmental aspects that contribute to a good life.


Want to know more?

Visit us at Nyamba Buru Yawuru or contact the office on 08  9192 9600