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.

Sam Backo
Sam Backo
CHAIR - Tully Ward
Errol Neal
Errol Neal
DEPUTY CHAIR - Yarrabah Ward
Angie Akee
Angie Akee
TREASURER - Townsville / Ayr Ward
Rona Hart
Rona Hart
CORRESPONDENCE SECRETARY - Innisfail Ward
Patricia Dallachy
Patricia Dallachy
Charters Towers / Hughenden Ward
Kaylene Malthouse
Kaylene Malthouse
Tablelands Ward
Joann Schmider
Joann Schmider
Tablelands Ward
Gary Mooney
Gary Mooney
Mackay / Proserpine Ward
Sarah Addo
Sarah Addo
Cairns Ward
Warren Martens
Warren Martens
Cairns Ward
Danny Hooligan
Danny Hooligan
Mount Garnet Ward
Janet Lymburner
Janet Lymburner
Palm Island Ward
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