Recruitment of NSWALC CEO is underway

16 March, 2022

16 March 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is recruiting to fill its Chief Executive Officer position.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for Aboriginal people in NSW.

The NSWALC Council is seeking to appoint an experienced Aboriginal person passionate about Land Rights as the Chief Executive Officer.  The position is responsible for the operation of the NSWALC organisation and for ensuring the implementation of the decisions of Council.  Leading the day-to-day management of the Council’s affairs, the CEO will work in partnership with the Council to manage an operating budget and investment fund.  

Success in the role requires proven and inspiring executive leadership that draws on commercially orientated experience in broad ranging, large, complex community environments.  The CEO will need to have an understanding of the history of Land Rights in NSW and an appreciation of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA) and the machinations of legislation and legislative change (including provisions within the ALRA and Aboriginal Land Rights Regulation 2020.)

The recruitment is being led by an independent firm,Fisher Leadership. If you would like to express an interest in or inquire about the role, please contact Fisher Leadership directly.  

To apply please go to and click on “APPLY ONLINE” using reference ALCceo122, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates. You may also call 03 9016 6000 for further information.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.