Our Board of Directors
The NQLC has a community based Board of Directors, made up of traditional owners elected from throughout the representative area.
In order for all areas of the NQLC footprint to be equally represented within the Board of Directors, the areas have been broken up into 10 representative wards: Cairns; Charters Towers/Hughenden; Innisfail; Mackay/ Proserpine; Mount Garnet; Palm Island; Tablelands; Townsville/Ayr; Tully and Yarrabah. Based on the approximate percentage of members within each ward area, there is one representative for all wards except for Cairns and Atherton, which each have two representatives.
Board elections take place every second year in each ward, with the ward members voting for their preferred candidate. This candidate will act as their ward representative on the Board of Directors for the following two years.
The NQLC follows strict separation of powers principles, with the Board of Directors being responsible for the setting of strategic direction and policy, and the Chief Executive Officer managing the operation and administration of the Corporation. For more information on the responsibilities of the Board, please refer to Clause 15 (1)(i) of the NQLC’s Rule Book.