Our Rule Book sets out the composition and responsibilities of our governing board of directors and other regulatory mechanisms to ensure adherence to relevant legislation and transparency and accountability. The Rule Book also sets out how our members can exercise their rights.

Board of directors

Bawinanga is governed by a board of 12 directors that is elected by corporation members every two years. Ten of the directors are members and two are non-members.

  • Dion Cooper (Chairperson)
  • Julius Kernan (Deputy Chair)
  • Victor Rostron
  • Valda Bokmakarray (Secretary)
  • Cindy Jinmarabynana
  • Phyllis Dundunga
  • Janet Marawarr
  • Oliver Ankin
  • Wayne Kalakala
  • David Jones
  • Wally Grimshaw (Non-member Director)
  • Caroline Marsh (Non-member Director)


Bawinanga enacts policies developed through the leadership of the CEO and the executive team, which includes the managers of each of Bawinanga’s seven divisions.

  • Ingrid Stonhill, Chief Executive Officer
  • Awaiting arrival of new Corporate Services Manager
  • Simon Turner. Acting General Manager, Homelands and Housing
  • Michelle Culpitt, General Manager, Arts and Culture
  • Duncan Whitchurch, General Manager, Bawinanga Rangers
  • Dean Brooker, Manager, Retail Services
  • Marcia Law, Acting CDP Manager
  • Lindsay Cogill, Manager, Civil Works
  • Nathan Ahern, Manager, Workshops
  • Brian Crofts, Chief Financial Officer
  • Rachel Dobbie, Human Resources Manager
  • Tim Stonhill, EH&S
  • Richard Hartshorn, Finance Manager