Kimberley Land Council appoints new CEO

[by Gabrielle Timmins]

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The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) confirmed its appointment of Kimberley local, Tyronne Garstone, as its new Chief Executive Officer.


Proud Bardi man Mr Garstone has extensive experience working for Aboriginal organisations having previously been employed as the Deputy CEO and Acting CEO during his 6 years of employment with KLC.


Mr Garstone has most recently been the General Manager for Regions at Jawun, working at a national level with five regions across Australia.


KLC Chair Anthony Watson said he was delighted to confirm Tyronne will be returning to the organisation.


“Tyronne has lived and worked in the Kimberley for most of his life. His passion for enhancing the quality of life for First Nations people is demonstrated through his dedication to his work driving change to positively impact lives, lands and communities. Tyronne has already shown he has the qualities to lead the KLC, having previously served as our Acting CEO and through his strong connections across the Kimberley,” said Mr Watson.


“Having already worked closely with Tyronne in his previous role at the KLC, I am very confident he has the energy, skills and experience to lead the organisation into the future.”


Mr Garstone said he is honoured to be re-joining the KLC as CEO.


“KLC holds a special place as one of the lead organisations that advocates strongly on the key issues impacting Aboriginal lives,” said Mr Garstone.


“KLC is in great shape, I look forward to both working with our members to ensure KLC continue to deliver tangible benefits for the Kimberley region and exploring how KLC can evolve and influence even further outcomes into the future.”


Mr Garstone will commence with the KLC in early August.


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