5 September 2019 

NSWALC CEO James Christian appointed to NESA Board

NSW Aboriginal Land Council congratulates CEO James Christian on his appointment to the Board of the National Employment Services Association (NESA). NESA is the national peak representative body for the employment services sector.

Mr Christian was voted onto the Board at a Members Directors' Election, with the results announced by NESA CEO Sally Sinclair this week.

James Christian is a proud Wiradjuri man from the Riverina area who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council in May 2017 and has extensive senior executive leadership experience in the public sector and Aboriginal community controlled service sector. 

"It's an honour to be elected by the employment service sector to sit on the Board of NESA," Mr Christian said.

"NESA's work is vitally important in empowering Employment Services Providers to offer their best to all job seekers and employers."

Mr Christian said that NSWALC's subsidiary NSWALC Employment and Training Ltd has recently become a NESA member and will transition to become a Vocational Training and Education Centre (VTEC) Provider by December this year.

"NSWALC is committed to maximising employment opportunities for Aboriginal people across NSW through NSWALC Employment and Training Ltd and the NSW Yarpa Indigenous Business and Employment Hub,"

"I am very pleased to also contribute to NESA in important areas such as policy guidance, programme design, capacity building and provide a strong vision of opportunity through employment and inclusion."

Mr Christian is the first Aboriginal man to be appointed to the NESA Board.