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Portfolio Members announced

TSRA Board Members at announcement of Portfolio positions

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) today announced the nine Board Members selected to serve as part of the Executive Committee in portfolio positions.

Portfolio Members provide support and advice to the Chairperson on issues within their delegated responsibility. They have been given a mandate, by the Chairperson, to guide and deliver outcomes to progress priorities of the TSRA. They will represent the TSRA at key meetings as required. In addition, for this term of the Board, the Chair has also appointed Assistant Portfolio Members to support Portfolio Members and to provide experience for the next generation of TSRA leaders. Together, they champion for better outcomes for the Torres Strait and NPA region.

Portfolios covered by the Executive Committee include Governance and Leadership, Regional Infrastructure, Native Title, Fisheries, Economic Development, Culture, Art and Heritage, Environmental Management, Safe Communities and Healthy Communities.

Chairperson Mr Napau Pedro Stephen, said “Portfolio and Assistant Portfolio Members are there to represent all Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the Torres Strait region, as well as Bamaga and Seisia on the Northern Peninsula Area and to consider what is best in our regional interests.”

“We are working in strong partnership, collectively and collaboratively. Every Portfolio and Assistant Portfolio Member brings their own skills, background, and knowledge to the role. But each is 100 per cent committed to drive policies and initiatives that grow our region for the future” said Chairperson Stephen.

The new TSRA Portfolio and Assistant Portfolio Members are:

Portfolio

Portfolio Member

Assistant Portfolio Member

Governance and Leadership

Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM
Chairperson and Member for Port Kennedy

Mr Charles David
Member for Iama
Ms Iris Billy
Member for Warraber

Native Title

Mr Horace Baira
Deputy Chairperson and
Member for Badu

Ms Danie Savage
Member for Kubin

Regional Infrastructure

Mr John Paiwan
Alternate Deputy Chairperson and Member for St Pauls

Mr Patrick Mooka
Member for Dauan

Fisheries

Mr Yen Loban
Member for Ngurapai & Muralag

Mr Nicholas Pearson
Member for Poruma

Economic Development

Ms Tailisia Yusa
Member for Bamaga

Mr Rocky Stephen
Member for Ugar

Culture, Art and Heritage

Mr Cygnet Repu
Member for Mabuiag

Mr Bob Kaigey
Member for Mer

Environmental Management

Ms Hilda Mosby
Member for Masig

Mr Dimas Toby
Member for Boigu

Healthy Communities

Mrs Karyn Sam
Member for Seisia

Mr Sereako Stephen
Member for TRAWQ

Safe Communities

Mrs Iris Billy
Member for Warraber

Vacant

Back row left to right: Mr Bob Kaigey Member for Mer, Mr Charles David Member for Iama, Mr Yen Loban Member for Ngurupai and Muralag, Mr Patrick Mooka Member for Dauan, Mr Horace Baira Deputy Chairperson and Member for Badu, Mr Rocky Stephen Member for Ugar, Ms Tailisa Yusia Member for Bamaga, Mr Dimas Toby Member for Boigu, Mr Jimmy Gela Member for Erub, Mr Sereako Stephen Member for TRAWQ, Mr John Paiwan Alternate Deputy Chairperson and Member for St Pauls, Mr Nicholas Pearson Member for Poruma, Mr Marcus Warusam Member for Saibai, Mr Seriako Dorante Member for Hammond.

Front row left to right: Mr Cygnet Repu Member for Mabuiag, Ms Hilda Mosby Member for Masig, Mrs Iris Billy Member for Warraber, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM Chairperson and Member for Port Kennedy, Mrs Karyn Sam Member for Seisia, Ms Danie Savage Member for Kubin and Ms Leilani Bin-Juda Chief Executive Officer.

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