West Kimberley

Working with the Community


A secondee’s story in the West Kimberley, 2015. Video by Qantas.

Jawun partners with several Indigenous organisations in the West Kimberley, including:

  • Kimberley Land Council
  • Aarnja
  • KRED Enterprises
  • Nyamba Buru Yawuru
  • Beagle Bay Community
  • Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation

Regional Contacts

  • Chris Davies

    Jawun Regional Director, West Kimberley

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    Chris Davies brings 12 years of experience in Indigenous affairs to the role of Jawun Regional Director, having worked in Aboriginal organisations and the Australian public service across locations such as Maningrida, Alice Springs and Kununurra.

    For the past two years, Chris has been based in East Kimberley working on a range of projects, such as the Ord Enhancement Scheme with the Kimberley Development Commission and an employment services initiative with the MG Corporation.

    Growing up in Maningrida, Arnhem Land, and spending 18 years living and working in the community there, Chris has strong insight into the complex challenges facing remote communities.

    To contact Chris, please email: cdavies@jawun.org.au

  • 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 hometown 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: rmanzini@jawun.org.au

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.