The Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (Lhere Artepe) and its associated estate group corporations are seeking expressions of interest from experienced and qualified people interested in being appointed as an independent director. There are several positions currently vacant.
About Lhere Artepe
Lhere Artepe is based in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory. It was established after the Federal Court of Australia handed down the Alice Springs native title determination on 23 May 2000. The corporation is the registered native title body corporate (RNTBC) that holds the native title on behalf of the traditional owners of Alice Springs.
Lhere Artepe specifically represents the native title interests of the Arrernte people who belong to the Mparntwe, Antulye and Irlpme groups. The nature and extent of the native title rights and interests for the determination area are the right to:
- possession, occupation, use and enjoyment of the land and waters
- be acknowledged as the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land and waters of their respective estates
- take, use and enjoy the natural resources found on or within the land and waters
- make decisions about the use of the land and waters of their respective estates
- protect places and areas of importance in or on the land and waters
- manage the spiritual forces and to safeguard the cultural knowledge associated with the land and waters of their respective estates.
From late 2013 the corporations underwent a restructure to strengthen their governance and finances. This was undertaken through a special administration process requested by the directors at the time. The special adminstrations will end on 31 May 2014 and a new board of directors will take responsibility from that date for steering the corporations’ future direction.
Key selection criteria
The corporations are looking for people that:
- are prepared to commit to the vision, goals and values of Lhere Artepe
- have background and expertise in one or more of financial management, public administration or business management
- have experience in leadership, strategic planning, policy development and high-level decision making
- are familiar with or genuinely willing to learn about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues
- are able to develop the technical proficiency of fellow directors within the applicant’s area of expertise.
Previous experience in a director role will also be highly regarded.
Contact person and how to apply:
How to apply
Email a copy of:
- your current CV
- an expression of interest (maximum three pages) demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria
Gerry Mier, special administrator
Phone: 0419 682 032 or 07 4046 8888
Tony Jonsson, special administrator
Phone: 07 4046 8888