West Kimberley

Local Leadership

Jawun works closely with local Indigenous leaders to prioritise the allocation of secondees into the West Kimberley.

  • Tyronne Garstone

    CEO, Kimberley Land Council

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    The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) confirmed its appointment of Kimberley local, Tyronne Garstone, as its new Chief Executive Officer in August 2021.

    Prior to this, Tyronne worked with five regions across Australia as the General Manager for Regions at Jawun.

    Proud Bardi man, Tyronne has extensive experience working for Aboriginal organisations having previously been employed as the Deputy CEO and Acting CEO during his 6 years of employment with KLC.

    Prior to his appointment as KLC CEO, Tyronne worked as the General Manager for Regions at Jawun, working at a national level with five regions across Australia.

  • Mary O'Reeri

    Indigenous Engagement Officer, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

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    Mary O’Reeri is a Nyul Nyul woman who fights hard for her community and culture. She is currently working in the Local Operations Centre in Beagle Bay as an Indigenous Engagement Officer. In 2013 Mary participated in Jawun’s Emerging Leaders program. In 2010 Mary was selected as a delegate to represent Australia at the UN Commission on the Status of Women held in New York.

    Mary is a strong advocate for suicide prevention and held the inaugural Blank Page Summit in her remote community at Billard in the North West Kimberley. Her goal was to stop the epidemic of suicide by Indigenous people, through inviting individuals with the will and capacity to effect fundamental and lasting change. As a result of the Summit people are now focusing on creating ‘suicide proof’ communities.

    Mary holds a Social Diploma in Community Teaching and a Bachelor of Education.

  • Wayne Bergmann

    CEO, KRED Enterprises

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    For more than 20 years, Wayne Bergmann has been a leading advocate for Aboriginal rights and self-determination in the Kimberley. At the helm of KRED Enterprises, he is pursuing his passion to drive social change in communities by creating real opportunities for Aboriginal people to engage in the modern Australian economy.

  • Marty Sibosado

    Indigenous Entrepreneur and Advocate

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    Marty Sibosado is an Indigenous man and registered Native Title holder who practices social enterprise and community development.

    Marty’s experience and operations are all based in the West Kimberley and Pilbara of Western Australia, predominantly with not-for-profit corporations, where he has operated for over 30 years.

    Marty specialises in advocacy, entrepreneurship, business development, governance and Indigenous affairs.