The Chair of The National Native Title Council (NNTC), Mr Jamie Lowe, today welcomed Dr Matthew Storey to the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer.
“Dr Storey has recently concluded his term as CEO of the Victorian Native Title Service Provider, First Nations Legal and Research Services,” said Mr Lowe. “This was a position he held since 2012 and during this time, he was also an active director and executive member of the NNTC.”
Prior to 2012, Matthew lived in the Northern Territory for nearly 25 years where he was a Senior Crown Law Officer with the NT Government and prior to that Associate Professor and Head of Law at the Territory’s Charles Darwin University. Dr Storey was President of the Law Society of the NT for several years, is a former director of the Law Council of Australia and
former member of the Council of Australian Law Deans.
The NNTC is the national peak body for native title representative bodies, service providers and Prescribed Bodies Corporate. Dr Storey will hold the position of Acting CEO at the NNTC until 2019 while the NNTC goes through a process of restructuring through the incorporation of local Native Title organisations (Prescribed Bodes Corporate) into its structure.
“With a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from Charles Darwin University, Matthew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the NNTC,” said Mr Lowe.
Dr Storey also has qualifications in law, environmental law and business administration, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
“The NNTC is excited to have someone of the calibre and experience of Matthew to support the organisation with its transition at a time of exciting opportunities for the native title sector.”