Lower River Murray, Lakes and Coorong

Local Leadership

Jawun works closely with Chairperson Eunice Aston and Chief Executive Officer Clyde Rigney Jnr, of the Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

  • Eunice Aston

    Chairperson, Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority

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    Eunice is a Ngarrindjeri woman with traditional ties to all communities within the Ngarrindjeri Nation, spanning the Hills, Mallee, Coorong, Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island areas. She has lived, worked and is associated within these communities, as well as Adelaide and Kingston in the south-east of South Australia.

    Eunice has spent most of her life working within the health domain, particularly with the Family Wellbeing Program (counselling skills), Kalparrin Community Inc (substance misuse programs), Aboriginal Education, and Aboriginal Community Health.

    Eunice has extensive knowledge and experience when engaging with Aboriginal people and country, including the necessary skills to maintain respect, honesty, integrity and confidentiality. This has been developed through a broad range of representative positions within Aboriginal community controlled services, Aboriginal health services within the mainstream system, and state-wide or national Aboriginal advisory boards.

    In addition to being the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Chairperson, Eunice also runs Ninkowar Inc, a community led support service supporting other Ngarrindjeri women.

  • Clyde Rigney Jnr

    Chief Executive Officer, Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

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    Clyde is a proud Ngarrindjeri man from the Ngarrindjeri Nation on Ngarrindjeri Yarluwar Ruwe (lands and waters), the Murray River, Lower Lakes and the Coorong. Clyde aspires to see his nation remain Ngarrindjeri and is committed to the survival of his culture, customs and traditions, a role which he practices daily by teaching his three children.

    He aspires to see Ngarrindjeri sustain, grow, strengthen and prosper, to say who they are, to maintain their connection to country and culture, and to reinforce their place in contemporary Australia.

    Clyde has been working in Aboriginal community development for more than 20 years, mostly in his home community. He has served across many roles and sectors, including youth work, education, employment and training and business development. Over the years he has also been active in governance serving on many boards for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal organisations and companies.

    Clyde is currently the CEO of the Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.