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
  • (vacant), Corporate Services Manager
  • Lance Conway-Jones. General Manager, Homelands and Housing
  • Michelle Culpitt, General Manager, Arts and Culture
  • David Curmi, General Manager, Bawinanga Rangers
  • Dean Brooker, Manager, Retail Services
  • Ross Furnari, General Manager, Community Services
  • Lindsay Cogill, Manager, Civil Works
  • Nathan Ahern, Manager, Workshops