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Board Members

WBACC Board 2019-20
WBACC Board 2019-20

Chair, Annette Brown has been involved with both the Board and the administration of the Council for many years and has made a commitment to advance the Community in the areas of governance, land management and community services whilst protecting the unique arrangements within our community.

Deputy Chair, Leon Brown grew up on Wreck bay and works to improve opportunities for Wreck Bay youth. He was elected to the Board in December 2018.

Julie Freeman has her own Cultural Interpretation Business, with responsibilities to both the Park and to the Community. Julie’s ability to interpret culturally appropriate stories and information to the public is widely recognised. She brings cultural sensitivity and appropriateness to the Board to consider with all negotiations and opportunities.

Beverley Ardler has a strong commitment to help our children through education and social and emotional development. She holds a degree in Social and Emotional Development and Wellbeing. She has a passion to help teach our children about their culture and feels that it is vital for the children to have a voice in our community.

Jeff McLeod is a board member who was raised and lived on Wreck Bay all his life. He has worked in Nowra for 10 years and now works for WBACC in the Roads Department. He is passionate about anything regarding Wreck Bay issues.

Clive Freeman has dedicated his life to the conservation of the world’s oldest surviving culture. As an Aboriginal scientist he has combined an understanding of the Arts and Culture with a deep conservation ethic to enrich caring for country in both natural and cultural heritage management.

Erica Ardler has lived at Wreck Bay for most of her life. She has three children and five grandsons. Her visions is to help council and community to progress by looking to future generations and what they can offer. She hopes that WBACC will one day be able to run Booderee National Park as sole manager. She also wants to see improved health and wellbeing in the community and for youth and elderly to be able to access services without having to leave the community.

Kaylene McLeod was elected to the Board for the first time in December 2018. She loves working to further the interests of her community. Kaylene works in Booderee National Park.

Tom has lived in Wreck Bay all his life and is from a family of thirteen children. He is married and has four children and four grandchildren. Presently his favourite past times are watching his grandchildren grow and working on his artworks. In the past, Tom has been employed as a Community coordinator and as the WBACC Works Department Manager (1992-2002). He was Chairman of the Board in the early 2000s and has been a Board member since that time

Tom's interest is for future progression via the establishment of a register of people endemic to country, with a blood line to country.

members of the Board meet with Minister Wyatt and staff
members of the Board meet with Minister Wyatt and staff