New Era for Reconciliation Victoria

New Era for Reconciliation Victoria

Welcome Diana David ... new CEO for Reconciliation Victoria

It is with great excitement that we introduce Diana David as the new CEO of Reconciliation Victoria, a new role established as a result of a recent organisational review which will lead the organisation in our next phase of growth and development. Diana is a descendant of the Kaanju nation from central Cape York Peninsula and Kulkagau Ya Iama, western Torres Strait Islands.

She comes from a background in government and community development and engagement, most recently working for the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission. She commenced her role with Reconciliation Victoria mid-November 2018.

Reconciliation Victoria Council moves to a Skills Based Board and prepares to establish an Aboriginal Knowledge Council

We are excited to announce that at our recent Special General Meeting, members unanimously endorsed a proposal for some significant changes to the way we work. The changes include:

  • Creating a structure for Aboriginal people to guide our work that better reflects the diversity of views and our commitment to self-determination and guiding principles. This 'Council' will provide direction and guidance to the organisation across a range of contexts. The Knowledge Council concept will be developed further with input from interested Aboriginal people from across the state.
  • Transition governance from the existing Council to a skills-based Board, retaining the aspiration of 50% Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members with an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Co-Chair.
  • Passing of new Association rules to reflect above changes, and to simplify and modernise them, while retaining our Purposes.

Change in Board Members

Special thanks to outgoing Council members Melissa Brickell, John Baxter and Deb Chapman for their guidance and commitment to Reconciliation Victoria and the reconciliation movement over many years. We look forward to their continued involvement with RecVic through other avenues.

We warmly welcome some new faces to our Board: Aislinn Martin, Andrew Gunstone and Juanita Pope.  You can read more about them and other board members on our Team page.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Victoria.

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