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.

Mr Christian has extensive experience in the public sector at Commonwealth and State level.

Before joining NSWALC, Mr Christian served as National Group Manager, Disability, Employment and Carers at the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

In New South Wales, Mr Christian led Aboriginal Affairs NSW, was Deputy Director-General of the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care and Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Housing Office.

In 2011, Mr Christian received a Public Service Medal for outstanding service in improving opportunities for economic participation and employment of Aboriginal peoples.