Board of Directors

Our Board
of Directors

Ngalaya Indigenous Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed for a 12 month term by Ngalaya members at our annual general meeting. Directors volunteer their time to manage Ngalaya’s activities, and meet throughout the year.

Jason O'Neil (Wiradjuri), Executive Director
Jason is a Wiradjuri man from Central West NSW.

He joined the Ngalaya Board in 2016, was Chairperson for 2018-19, and was appointed Executive Director for 2020.

Jason is a lawyer, and a Scientia PhD Candidate at UNSW Sydney where he is researching Indigenous self-determination. He has previously worked/volunteered for Gilbert + Tobin, Legal Aid NSW, Terri Janke and Company, and Redfern Legal Centre.

Jason has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws from UNSW Sydney.
Kate Sinclair (Dharug), Chairperson
Kate is a Dharug woman from Kiama, NSW.

She joined the Ngalaya Board in 2017, was appointed Chairperson for 2020 and 2021, and again in June 2022. She is a solicitor at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, where she works in strategic litigation. Prior to this, Kate was a lawyer at Allens.

Kate has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from UNSW Sydney.
Mark Holden (Dhunghutti), Director
Mark is a Dhunghutti man from Western Sydney. He has been a Director of Ngalaya since 2012, and was Chairperson for 2016-2017.

Mark works as a Solicitor at the Financial Rights Legal Centre.

Mark has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from UTS.
Dayne Syron (Biripi, Worimi), Director
Dayne is a Biripi and Worimi man from the South Coast. He became a Director of Ngalaya in 2020.

Dayne is a Legal / Industrial Officer for the CFMEU.

Dayne has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from UNSW Sydney.
Eliza Salvatori (Yuin), Director
Eliza is a Saltwater Budawang (Yuin) woman.

Eliza originally joined Ngalaya as Project Officer in August 2021 to help deliver our First Nations Career Pathways project. In January 2022, she joined the Ngalaya Board of Directors!

Eliza currently works as a Paralegal in the Legal & Governance division at the Department of Planning and Environment. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Global and International Studies at the end of 2021.
  • Samara Hand
  • Teela Reid
  • Paige Bisset
  • Bianca Dufty
  • Nathan Boyle
  • Prudence Mewburn
  • Gemma McKinnon
  • Brian Bero
  • Merinda Dutton
  • Rebecca McGrath
  • Tony McAvoy
  • Loren Collyer
  • Terry Chenery
  • Carrie Nicol
  • Elizabeth Wilson
  • Kristy Kennedy
  • Virginia Marshall
  • April Long
  • Ash Walker
  • Megan Davis
  • Alfred Sing
  • Linda Crawford
  • Patricia Adjei
  • Sonia Cooper
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Contact our Board

Want to learn more about Ngalaya and how you can work with us? 

Contact our Board of Directors via email and we will get in touch.