THARAWAL ABORIGINAL HOUSING CORPORATION’S BOARD
- Darryl Wright – Chairperson
- Allen Knight – Treasurer
- Sean Parker – Non-Executive Director
Darryl is currently the CEO of Tharawal. He has worked with Indigenous communities across New South Wales, Victoria and Northern Territory all his life.
Darryl was also awarded the Order of Australia in June 2018 to acknowledge him as an outstanding member of the Macarthur community, the Indigenous community and the broader community.
Darryl has worked as Chief Executive Officer of Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation for 16 years. He has transformed the organisation into a high performing medical and healthcare service unlike any other healthcare service in this country.
Darryl empowers young people in the Aboriginal community, in fact Tharawal works collaboratively with all primary and high schools in the Campbelltown area to provide extensive support to the Indigenous and non-Indigenous children to provide further education.
Darryl is also actively involved in the rehabilitation of Indigenous adolescents incarcerated in the Reiby juvenile detention centre.
Darryl takes great pride in working with Indigenous people, empowering them, making them proud and helping them, and our entire community, to be proud of themselves.
Allen is an active member of our local Aboriginal Community he has been a huge supporter and worker in his involvement in the Koori Knockout ensuring our community is represented in the way of the Campbelltown Ghosts. He has played an active role at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation over the last 20 years.
He is a proud Barkindji man from Bourke he is a father of 3 sons and a grandfather to 11 grandchildren.
He currently works as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer with NSW Police and has so for the past 8 years in that time he has done training in communication and community engagement. He has completed governance training with Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Allen has a strong passion to see Aboriginal People housed in good housing and to be supported by our people in making positive sustainable tenancies with good health outcomes and general social and emotional wellbeing. Allen is a strong leader in our community and is committed to ensuring self-determination means something.
Allen is a quite achiever who works hard at making a difference in his community he is and will continue to be an asset to Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation.
Sean was elected to the Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation Board in September 2019. He is also Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Hume Housing, a company providing repairs and maintenance services to Tharawal. Sean is also Chairman of the Board of Gowrie NSW, a leading provider in Early learning.
Sean has over 20 years’ experience in Senior Management, including CFO roles for two publicly listed companies. He has strong finance and risk management skills and recent experience includes Strategy and Business Development responsibilities with a positive impact on stakeholder value. He is experienced in property funds management and was responsible for large scale financing as well as mergers and acquisitions. He was also responsible for acquisition and development of childcare centres as part of a senior management role with a premium childcare provider.