The TSRA Organisational Chart 2016
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The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) consists of two parts - the elected Board and the Administration.
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 current elected TSRA Board comprises:
Napau Pedro Stephen
Member for Port Kennedy
Member for Ugar
Member for Boigu
Member for Mabuiag
Board Member for Saibai
Member for Bamaga
Member for Seisia
Member for Masig
Member for Badu
Member for Dauan
Member for Erub
Member for Hammond
Member for Iama
Member for Kubin
Member for Mer
Member for Ngurapai and Muralag
Member for Poruma
Member for St Pauls
Member for TRAWQ
Member for Warraber
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 Acting Chief Executive Officer: Ms Mary Bani (second right in the photograph below)
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.