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TSRA welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) has welcomed new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Leilani Bin-Juda PSM, who has commenced her two-year contract with the organisation.

Ms Bin-Juda is the first female to be appointed to the role and is a proud Torres Strait Islander, with ties to Hammond, Darnley and Murray Islands.

“I am very excited to have started my role with the TSRA and to be able to work closely with the Chairperson, Board Members and various Programme areas,” she said.

“The TSRA has a very successful 25 year history as the lead government agency in the region and I look forward to being able to add to its terrific legacy.”

The TSRA Chairperson, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM, said he welcomed Ms Bin-Juda and her extensive experience and leadership skills in public administration.

“Ms Bin-Juda has an widespread career in the Australian Public Service including in areas such as international relations, health, fisheries, crime prevention, culture and the arts,” he said

“These are all issues we deal with on a daily throughout various parts of our organisation so her knowledge and networks will prove invaluable.”

Ms Bin-Juda will lead and manage the TSRA administration on a day-to-day basis which includes a workforce of 169 staff of which 76 per cent are Indigenous.

In 2019, Ms Bin-Juda was awarded a Public Service Medal for promoting Indigenous heritage in Australia’s cultural and foreign policies.

Pictured: Ms Bin-Juda is welcomed by TSRA Chairperson, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM as she commences her first day on the job.

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