The TSRA Organisational Chart 2012
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The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) consists of two parts - the elected Board and the Administration.
The TSRA Board
The TSRA Board consists of 20 elected Members who are all Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal people living in the region. They are elected every four years by their individual communities.
The Board determines TSRA's policies and budget allocations, and is the political arm of the TSRA.
The TSRA Board elected in October 2012 comprises:
Badu: Mr Maluwap Nona
Bamaga, Northern Peninsula Area: Mr Reginald Williams
Boigu: Mr Eric Peter
Dauan: Mr Sam Maka
Erub (Darnley): Mr Kenny Bedford
Hammond: Mr Mario Sabatino
Iama (Yam): Mr Getano Lui (Jnr)
Kubin, Moa Island: Mr Saila Savage
Mabuiag: Mr Keith Fell
Masig (Yorke): Miss Hilda Mosby
Mer (Murray): Mr Aven Noah
Ngurupai (Horn) and Muralug (Prince of Wales): Mr Yen Loban
Port Kennedy, Thursday Island: Mrs Romina Fujii
Poruma (Coconut): Mr Francis Pearson
Saibai: Miss Chelsea Aniba
Seisia, Northern Peninsula Area: Mr Joseph Elu
St Pauls, Moa Island: Mr Kiwat Lui
TRAWQ, Thursday Island: Mr John Abednego
Ugar (Stephen): Mr Jerry Stephen
Warraber (Sue): Mr Willie Lui
Board Members may also assume Portfolio responsibilities related to the TSRA Program areas. These Portfolio Members, together with the Chair, Deputy Chair and Alternate Deputy Chair comprise the Board Executive:
TSRA Chairperson: Mr Joseph Elu (centre in photograph below)
TSRA Deputy Chairperson: Mr Aven Noah (right, photograph below)
TSRA Alternate Deputy Chairperson: Mr Willie Lui (left, photograph below)
TSRA Portfolio Member for Economic Development: Mr Sam Maka
TSRA Portfolio Member for Fisheries: Mr Kenny Bedford
TSRA Portfolio Member for Environmental Management: Mr Willie Lui
TSRA Portfolio Member for Governance and Leadership: Mr Joseph Elu
TSRA Portfolio Member for Healthy Communities: Mr Keith Fell
TSRA Portfolio Member for Safe Communities: Mr John Abednego
TSRA Portfolio Member for Culture, Art and Heritage: Mr Aven Noah
TSRA Portfolio Member for Native Title: Mr Maluwap Nona
Visit The TSRA Chair's Page for the Chair's first public interview after being elected to the post in November 2012, and the latest overview report by the (former) Chairperson on the challenges experienced by and the achievements of the TSRA You can also access editions of the Chair's column from previous years.
The TSRA Administration
The TSRA Administration is made up of staff who are Australian Government Public Servants. The Administration staff carry out the functions and responsibilities of the TSRA.
The Chief Executive Officer heads the Administration and is appointed to the position by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs.