Cape York

Working with the Community

Jawun has worked in partnership with many of the Cape York Indigenous organisations for over 15 years. In particular, Jawun supports the goals of the Cape York Welfare Reform program by providing skilled secondees to help build the capacity of the local organisations driving this change.

Jawun’s key partners in the region include:

  • Cape York Partnership
    • Cape York Institute
    • Cape York Leaders Program
    • Cape York Employment
    • Opportunity Hubs
    • Cape York Enterprises
    • Djarragun College
    • Bama Services
  • Good to Great Schools Australia
    • Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy
  • Cape York Land Council

Regional Contacts

  • Glenn Weston

    Jawun Regional Director, Cape York

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    Glenn Weston joined Jawun in 2015 following a well-regarded career working with Westpac.

    Glenn is an avid learner, having studied in four countries. He has extensive experience in management, including over 11 years with Westpac and NAB. He has also managed Telstra stores across three states and ran his own business for five years.

    Glenn is passionate about wildlife and enjoys exploring new landscapes, something which he is looking forward to doing more of in Far North Queensland. Glenn and his wife Angela have relocated from Melbourne to Cairns, which they will call home for the coming years.

    To contact Glenn, please email:

  • Rose Manzini

    Jawun General Manager, Remote Regions

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    After spending the majority of her career in Indigenous affairs across Australia, Rose returned to her home town of Cairns to support the Cape York Welfare Reform program, completing two years with Cape York Partnerships as their CEO. Rose was appointed as the Jawun Cape York Regional Director in June 2009, and in July 2012 took on the role of General Manager, Remote Regions in line with Jawun’s expanded presence across Australia.

    Rose’s career began in the mining industry in the Torres Straits and New Guinea before she transitioned to Indigenous affairs. Since then, Rose has had numerous roles with the Australian Government throughout the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Cape York and Tasmania, living and working in remote communities.

    Rose has an Industrial Science Degree from James Cook University, a Diploma in Public Sector Management, and a MBA with James Cook University.

    To contact Rose, please email:

Case Studies

Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.