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Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council appoints their first CEO

In an exciting development the MFRC has recognised the need to develop further and expand it's  structure as the organisation grows it's capacity. 

From it's humble and very grassroots beginnings via the vision and leadership of Dr Anne Poelina, current MFRC Chair, the organisation has gone from strength to strength in developing it's capacity and potential to care for the country and communities of the Martuwarra and beyond. 

In 2024 the MFRC Board recognised the need to introduce a CEO role into the organisation to help manage the increasing scale and scope of the councils activity and to take some pressure off the Chair and other board members who have been working hard to get the MFRC to where it is today. 

To this end, the MFRC has created and recruited an Acting CEO role that will provide a test and feel for the value and benefit of this role before committing to a more permanent decision around senior administrative and leadership structure. In March 2024 the MFRC Board welcomed Glenn Woods in the Acting CEO role for 6 months. Glenn is no stranger to the Western Kimberley and has been involved with various community-based projects, over 25 years focussed on First Nations led approaches. Back in 2000 Glenn, along with community Elders and others, founded the Nykina Mangala Community School in Jarlmadangah Burru Community. Glenn was the school's first Principal and has maintained a connection with the school and JBAC. 

Glenn brings a strong commitment to caring for country and community empowerment to the CEO role. He will be spending as much time as possible out of the office connecting with the people he is coming on board to support and the Martuwarra country he is committed to helping care for and protect. In Glenn's own words

"This is a very humbling experience, to be invited to take up this role, it's a lot more than just a challenging new job and I'm excited to be part of what Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council is doing and how it's doing that. I'm looking forward to being back on Martuwarra country" 


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