NLC Governance Issues and NLC Chief Executive Officer arrangements

Date: Feb 3, 2019

Publication Type: Media Releases

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Statement from NLC Interim Acting CEO Rick Fletcher

In light of recent media reports I have decided to make the following statement.

I was verbally advised by members of the NLC Executive Council on Friday 1 February 2019 that my appointment as Interim Acting CEO would cease on Monday 4 February. I was not advised who the new acting CEO would be. I have received no written lawful notice of my termination to date. I have similarly received no written lawful notice of any new appointment. 

In light of the ongoing instability within the NLC I have asked the Minister for Indigenous Affairs the Hon Senator Nigel Scullion to act urgently and convene an NLC Full Council meeting and to seek that an independent person be appointed acting CEO until the current governance issues within the NLC are resolved.

The NLC has provided stable administration to its constituents since my appointment on 1 December 2018 and I have kept members of the NLC Full Council informed of important developments in relation to the governance of the NLC. 

Mr Rick Fletcher
Acting Interim CEO