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Craig Rigney appointed to Junction Australia Board

[by Danielle Gordon]

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One of the State’s most influential Aboriginal and community sector leaders has been appointed to the Junction board. Craig Rigney will soon commence in the role of Non-Executive Director with the leading social enterprise, which supports around 10,000 South Australians each year through housing and community services.

 

A proud Ngarrindjeri Kaurna man, Craig has dedicated his career to eliminating all forms of violence against women and children and stemming the flow of Aboriginal children and families into the child protection system.

 

He is currently CEO of KWY Aboriginal Corporation (Kornar Winmil Yunti) a role he has held for the past 12 years and is a member of the establishment steering committee for the newly appointed peak body representing South Australian Aboriginal Children and Families.

 

Junction Chair Rob DiMonte said Craig’s knowledge and expertise, including as it relates to child protection and family violence services and support, would be “hugely beneficial.”

 

“Craig is – and has been – a driving force behind real and meaningful change across our State and Australia,” Mr DiMonte said.

 

“His proven leadership and governance skills are coupled with significant lived experience and above all, unwavering integrity – which lies at the heart of our organisational values.

 

“Craig has a real ability to inspire all those around him. His appointment is an asset not just for our Board but our workforce, as well as the people we work with and the communities we work in.”

 

Mr Rigney is a member of the Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services known as Embolden and a member of the peak body for South Australia Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation Network for Closing the Gap.

 

He is a representative on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council on family, domestic and sexual violence (Advisory Council) and a member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy advisory council.

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