Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY), the development and investment company of the Yawuru people, has announced a new board of directors.
Yawuru community members had expressed concern that the NBY board was not aligned or effectively communicating with the Yawuru Prescribed Body Corporate board or that of its holding company Murra Mala Yawuru (MMY).
Following a period of discussion and attempts to find a resolution it was determined that a new board at NBY was the best path forward.
The new board is co-chaired by Debra Pigram and Johani Mamid who also serve on the PBC board. Deputy Chair Maxine Charlie is the outgoing Chair of MMY.
Yawuru PBC Chair Benjamin Dolby said that the board was selected through a consultative approach between the PBC and MMY boards including cultural leaders.
“We are extremely grateful to the diverse and experienced directors who have stood up to take on this new responsibility and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the NBY board for the benefit of all Yawuru people.”
Yawuru remains committed to good governance, which saw the organisation receive a prestigious Indigenous Governance Award in 2018.
The board will progress the recruitment and appointment of a new CEO for NBY. In the meantime, current Deputy CEO Cara Peek will serve as interim CEO.
The Board, management and committed NBY team will continue to deliver on the Mabu Liyan framework which captures the economic, social and cultural objectives of Yawuru people – and are excited about the opportunities ahead.
NBY will work constructively with its valued partners and stakeholders to fulfil these opportunities on behalf of the Yawuru community.
New NBY Board is Co-Chairs Debra Pigram and Johani Mamid, Deputy Chair Maxine Charlie, Jasmyn Cook, Brendan Renkin, Lincoln North.