Acting Chief Executive Officer: Robert Graham
Acting NLC CEO Mr Robert Graham
Robert Graham is a Queenslander, hailing from the hot and flat environment of Longreach in the Sunshine State’s far west.
Mr Graham enjoyed a variety of jobs as a young man before settling down to university studies in anthropology in 1975 at Adelaide University.
With his degree under his belt, Mr Graham then carried out fieldwork in the East Kimberley from 1982 to 1985.
He has also worked for the Central Land Council and the Aboriginal Area Protection Authority in their Alice Springs offices, and has also worked on native title matters in the eastern states.
Mr Graham lived and worked in Alice Springs for ten years before coming to work for the Northern Land Council in its Darwin Office in 1996 as the Native Title co-ordinator.
He had his first taste of management at the NLC during this time, overseeing the anthropology branch while staff were on long service and other types of leave.
Mr Graham was appointed to the position of Manager – Anthropology on a permanent basis four and a half years ago.
At the Chairman’s request, Mr Graham will act as the NLC’s chief executive officer until a suitable candidate is recruited.
Outside of work, Mr Graham enjoys being a grandfather and is lover of cats.