Directors represent the Mapoon community, and they are the link between the OMAC office and the community. Members are only eligible to become a director if they live in Mapoon.
Board of Directors
OMAC is governed by a board of four directors that is elected by corporation members every year (directors sit for a 2-year term before the must stand down and may nominate for re-election). All four directors are members of the corporation.
OMAC enacts policies developed through the leadership of the CEO.
Robyn Bartlett, CEO
Robyn Bartlett became Chief Executive Office of OMAC in November 2018. As a lawyer or some 15 years, she has extensive experience in both the resources and energy sector as well as native title and cultural heritage, and how the two intersect and operate together.
Having been raised on and around Cape York, Robyn has a deep understanding of Indigenous disadvantage. She is committed to improving Indigenous disadvantage in Mapoon and providing opportunities for the people of Mapoon.
Please meet our current Board of Directors
Delora is a Warranggu woman. Dolla is a keeper of much knowledge. With a constant finger on the pulse of Mapoon, Dolla is a vital link between community and OMAC.
Cameron is a proud Ankamuthi man with extensive knowledge of the Mapoon area and it’s cultural values. Cameron aims to achieve the best possible outcomes for those concerned with the land and to live in harmony with nature.
Andrewena (Diane) Nichols
Diane, a Tjungundji woman has a strong love of culture and country. Di has worked avidly alongside the Mapoon Rangers and now spends lots of time teaching kids the art of traditional dancing. Diane’s portfolio is land and sea.
A Yupungathi elder, William has significant experience working in the mining industry. As a young man, William spent many years diving for pearls. With a vast history, he provides a depth of experience to the OMAC team. William’s portfolio is providing for the needs of the elderly.
As a Tjungundji woman, Geraldine found her path working for MASC, particularly in the Ranger program. Geraldine is determined to see the youth of Mapoon complete meaningful education and have employment opportunities without having to leave their families and the community.