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New era for the ILC.

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New Era for The ILC

Shirley McPherson, Chairperson of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), today welcomed the appointment of David Galvin as the corporation’s CEO.

“The ILC is indeed fortunate to have attracted a man of Mr Galvin’s calibre to help lead this organisation forward,” Ms McPherson said.

Ms McPherson, who was appointed as chairperson in mid August, expressed a strong desire to see the ILC put any recent troubles behind it and focus on best meeting the needs of Indigenous Australians.

“It is time for the ILC to draw a line in the sand. A new board has just been appointed and that board has now appointed a new CEO. It is time to bring closure to any problem issues for the ILC and get on with doing the things that we must do in partnership with Indigenous Australians,” Ms McPherson said.

The Minister for Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Philip Ruddock, also welcomed this new era for the ILC.

“I am pleased that I was able to bring fresh ideas and experience to the ILC when I appointed Shirley McPherson and Norma Ingram to the ILC Board last month. That new board has now appointed a new CEO in David Galvin, who has a great deal of experience in bringing positive change to Indigenous communities,” the Minister said.

Ms McPherson observed: “David Galvin brings a wealth of experience and energy to the office of the CEO. He was General Manager of the Torres Strait Regional Authority for more than 5 years and has been the National Manager of ATSIC’s Economic Development unit, which included managing its home loans program for the past year.”

Mr Galvin has been appointed for a three year term.