Board of Directors

Led by Chairman Richie Ah Mat, our Board of Directors is elected every four years to represent each community of Traditional Owners across Cape York. The Board meets quarterly and provides governance, strategic guidance and oversight of management.


Back Row L-R: Rhonda Parry, Moira Bosen, George Ropeyarn, Ronnie Harrigan, Richie Ah Mat (Chair), Timmy McGreen, Aileen Gayle, Gavin Bassani, Clara Day, Aaron Teddy, Allan Creek (Deputy Chair), Noel Accoom, Herbert Bally, Bernard Charlie Seated: Phyllis Yunkaporta Absent: Karen Gibson and Frances Walker

Some of the roles and responsibilities of the board include:

- Establishing the strategic direction for Cape York Land Council (CYLC) as a whole

- Providing guidance and approval of CYLC’s strategic plan and policies

- Monitoring and evaluating the performance of CYLC, including financial performance

- Approving and monitoring major projects

- Overseeing and approving risk, control and accountability systems


Directors by Community

Community Director
Aurukun Phyllis Yunkaporta
Cairns Richie Ah Mat
Coen Allan Creek
Cooktown Ronnie Harrigan
Hope Vale Timmy McGreen
Injinoo George Ropeyarn
Kowamyama Aaron Teddy
Laura Aileen Gayle
Lockhart River Noel Accoom
Mapoon Rhonda Parry
Mossman Karen Gibson
Napranum Moira Bosen
New Mapoon Clara Day
Pormpuraaw Herbert Bally
Port Stewart Gavin Bassini
Umagico Bernard Charlie
Wujal Wujal  Frances Walker
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