Resignation of NSWALC CEO

13 June, 2021

13 June 2021

Resignation of NSWALC CEO

New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council CEO, James Christian has resigned after four and half years in the job.

Mr Christian said after taking a break with his family he would be taking up a new role that supports the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

During Mr Christian’s time at the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), the organisation lodged and processed a record number of Aboriginal Land claims.

It also established two subsidiary companies responsible for Housing, Training and Employment, designed and delivered the Yarpa Indigenous Business Hub in partnership with the Australian Government, and was instrumental in forming the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance.

Mr Christian thanked his colleagues and the Land Council network for the support he had received and said he would always treasure his time at NSWALC.


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.