THARAWAL ABORIGINAL HOUSING CORPORATION’S BOARD
- Darryl Wright – Chairperson
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.
Director Hume Representitive
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.
Dylan has held a position on Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation board for the past 8 years he currently holds the position of Deputy Chair but began his journey as the youth representative Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation is a sister company of Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation. He is a proud Yamaji man from Western Australia.
Dylan is committed to make change and support his community he has completed and participated in volunteer roles such as St Johns Ambulance, the Australian Army Cadets, St Vincent Door knock appeal, World Youth Day 2008 (first aider), Royal Australian Easter Show (first Aider) his has completed over 1,000 hrs of volunteer work.
He began his career in aged care as an AIN he has held roles as an Aboriginal Specialist with Housing NSW, Mental Health Worker with South Sydney Area Health and has more recently moved to Literacy for Life as the Program Manager.
Dylan has completed a Certificate 3 in Assistant nursing, Certificate 4 in Alcohol and other drugs and mental health he has also completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Mental Health) at Charles Sturt University. For a young man Dylan brings a wealth of experience and has held many different roles on boards such as:
- Macarthur Youth and Family Service (2years director)
- NACHO Youth Board (Chairperson-2years)
- Campbelltown Council Youth Advisory Board (2yrs)
- Campbelltown Council Aboriginal Advisory board(2yrs)
Dylan has completed Governance Training with Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dylan is passionate about his community and has lived in Dharawal Country his whole life he works hard at ensuring he is a good role model for local youth.
Christine Carriage is a PhD Candidate whose research focuses on How Aboriginal People Engage and Connect with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. Christine’s is passionate about Aboriginal Community Development, focusing on health and policy development with a holistic approach driven by the Indigenous community. A leader in her community, she has held positions as a board member on community and government organisations, with attention to governance and organisational growth. In her previous work, she developed highly effective programs that empower and educate university students to make a difference to
improve the health and well-being of current and future generations of Australia’s First People. Strategic management of these programs, developing strong community engagement and cultural awareness, underpinned by delivering excellent management and accountability.
I am a Wiradjuri woman from Brungle Aboriginal Mission (located between Gundagai & Tumut)
I have lived in Campbelltown for over 30 years and I am passionate about living and working on the land of the Dharawal Nation and proud to be apart of this amazing community.
I was previously employed by Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation for over 10 years as an Aboriginal Health Worker.
I have now been working with the Local Health District for 21 years, I started off as an Aboriginal Health Worker, I graduated in 2008 as a Registered Midwife.
My current position is Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer.
I have been a Tharawal Board of Director off and on for over 20 years, and I am very passionate about Tharawal and the Aboriginal Community.