Under its new structure with the additional membership of Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) and Traditional Owner Corporations (TOCs) the National Native Title Council (NNTC) has appointed its new Board of Directors and elected a new Chairman to steer the organisation into the future.
Jamie Lowe of Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation has been elected as the new NNTC Chairman. Mr Lowe joins the Board as a proud Aboriginal man from the Djab-Wurrung community in the south-west of Victoria with a passion for using education as the platform for self-determination for all Aboriginal people.
Mr Lowe thanked all outgoing Directors for their work over the last decade. “I particularly want to acknowledge Uncle Nolan Hunter who has headed the organisation since May 2010.
“The NNTC has grown as an organisation and we look forward to a new era in developing a national voice for everyone in the Indigenous native title sector,” said Mr Lowe. “I thank my peers for their confidence in electing me Chair at the beginning of what will be a new chapter for the native title sector.
“It is an exciting time to be Chair and I feel I can bring a new perspective to the organisation and still focus on the important issues for Traditional Owners throughout Australia. I look forward to working with all NNTC members and promoting the benefits of the NNTC to new native title organisations so that we can be confident in being a representative voice for the sector,” said Mr Lowe.
The full NNTC Board of Directors is:
- Jamie Lowe, Chairman
- Francine McCarthy, Deputy Chair
- Valerie Cooms, Director
- Nolan Hunter, Director
An additional Director in Ned David of Gur A Baradharaw Kod Torres Strait Sea and Land Council Torres Strait Islander Corporation RNTBC will be officially appointed to the Board in the coming weeks.
The NNTC is the peak body for the Indigenous native title sector.