Helen Gerrard, MG Corporation Board Director (2012), explains how MG Corporation is governed She talks about how it’s changed over time and how it represents different groups through the Dawang Council “Wi...
- 01 Understanding governance
- 02 Culture and governance
- 03 Getting Started
- 04 Leadership
05 Governing the organisation
- 5.0 Governing the organisation
- 5.1 Roles, responsibilities and rights of a governing body
- 5.2 Accountability: what is it, to whom and how?
- 5.3 Decision making by the governing body
- 5.4 Governing finances and resources
- 5.5 Communicating
- 5.6 Future planning
- 5.7 Building capacity and confidence for governing bodies
- 5.8 Case Studies
- 06 Rules and policies
- 07 Management and staff
08 Disputes and complaints
- 8.0 Disputes and complaints
- 8.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous approaches
- 8.2 Core principles and skills for dispute and complaint resolution
- 8.3 Disputes and complaints about governance
- 8.4 Your members: Dealing with disputes and complaints
- 8.5 Organisations: dealing with internal disputes and complaints
- 8.6 Practical guidelines and approaches
- 8.7 Case Studies
- 09 Governance for nation rebuilding
- Governance Stories
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Choosing Directors and Board Members
The primary purpose of the Wunan Foundation is to provide local Aboriginal people with better life choices and help them achieve greater self-empowerment through tailored programs and partnerships with a clear focus on housing, education, employment.
The Wunan Board of Directors consists of 8 highly respected Indigenous leaders representing the 3 wards in the East Kimberley, including remote communities. Directors serve a term of 3 years and are self-nominated and elected based on their skills and how they can assist Wunan in their mission of improving the lives of Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley. Directors are also elected based on how their personal beliefs and behaviours align with the Wunan philosophy and their individual contributions to the community.
The Wunan Board’s Members have a diverse skill set across a range of areas including community projects and engagement, local business initiatives, WA Government Department projects and non-government sector business. Several members have extensive skills in Indigenous affairs, Indigenous governance and non for profit business models.