Working with the Community
Key partner organisations in the Central Coast include the following:
- Bara Barang
- Barang Regional Alliance
- Bungree Aboriginal Association
- Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi
- Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation
- NAISDA Dance College
- The Glen Centre
- Yerin Aboriginal Health Services
Communities supported include Chittaway Point, Kariong, Mt Penang, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Toukley, Tuggerah, Umina, Umina Beach, Watanobbi, and Wyong.
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Fergus started as the Jawun Regional Director for the NSW Central Coast region in 2018. Prior to working on the Central Coast, Fergus was the Jawun Regional Director for the Inner Sydney region. Fergus’ connection with Jawun started back in 2014 as a Jawun secondee to the West Kimberley region, supporting the Kimberley Land Council to commence the design of a leadership development program.
Fergus comes to Jawun from a career in project management across construction, engineering and business transformation projects for both government and the private sector. Fergus brings a mix of organisational and business management skills to supplement experience in stakeholder engagement, facilitation and people development to the Regional Director role.
Growing up in regional Australia on Yorta Yorta land, Fergus is excited to be working back in a regional area on Darkinjung country and is motivated to help the local organisations and leadership achieve the best possible outcomes for their community.
Fergus has a passion for people development and the mentoring and coaching of others to help them be successful and achieve their best. This has included involvement in an engineering Indigenous internship program and tutoring for Indigenous high school students.
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Prior to joining Jawun, Glenn had a distinguished career working with some of Australia’s largest corporates. He has vast experience in management, including running his own businesses for five years, in excess of 11 years banking with Westpac and NAB and running Telstra store teams across 3 states. Glenn joined Jawun 6 years after having completed a secondment in 2009 working alongside the Archer Point Trust in Cooktown.
In 2015, Glenn was appointed as the Regional Director for Jawun’s Cape York operations supporting the Indigenous communities of Cape York. In June 2017 he was appointed to the role of Jawun’s General Manager, Regions, supporting the local leadership in East and West Kimberley, North East Arnhem Land, Cape York and more recently Goulburn Murray, Central Coast NSW and Central Australia.
Glenn is an avid learner holding a number of qualifications including a Bachelor of Accounting and an Executive MBA, which provided him the opportunity to study overseas in four countries.
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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.
- NAISDA: Measuring Value as Social Return on Investment (SROI)
- Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council – collaborating for community
- Transparent Technologies
- Mentoring and Friendship
- Supporting culturally grounded training for Indigenous artisits through IT
- Supporting the Path to Autonomy for Bara Barang
- Supporting The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre
- Helping Central Coast Indigenous Organisations Work Together
- Supporting Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council