Marion Scrymgour new NLC CEO

Date: Mar 19, 2019

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​Tiwi woman Marion Scrymgour has today been announced as the new CEO of the Northern Land Council, the first woman to hold the CEO position at any Northern Territory land council.

Ms Scrymgour is the current CEO of the Tiwi Islands Regional Council and a former member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly.

In 2000, she became the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the Legislative Assembly, representing the electorate of Arafura from 2001 to 2012.

Prior to her entrance into politics, she was the CEO of the Wurli-Wurlinjang Aboriginal Health Service and the first CEO of Katherine West Aboriginal Health Board. She co-ordinated community care trials and health service provision throughout the Katherine West region.

“I am realistic that there are big challenges ahead but I look forward to working with the Executive and the Full Council and getting around the regions to meet council members, staff and constituents,” said Ms Scrymgour.  

Chairman of the NLC Samuel Bush-Blanasi said: “We welcome Marion’s return to the land council after too many years away and look forward to working closely with her during the years ahead.”