Our Board

Barry Hoskins

Director

Barry Hoskins is a Gumbaynggirr man who is born and bred in Coffs Harbour. Prior to retirement in 2017, Barry worked with NSW TAFE for 7 years before finishing his working career as an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) with NSW Police for over 25 years. 

Barry is passionate about community-controlled organisations such as the Coffs Harbour & District Local Aboriginal Land Council, Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Family Community Care Centre Aboriginal Corporation (AbCare) and BMNAC. Barry has been a director of AbCare for over 15 years and a director of BMNAC since its formation. 

Barry enjoys playing golf, learning Gumbaynggirr language and culture and spending quality time with his grandchildren. Barry’s goal is to be fluent in Gumbaynggirr.

Kristy Swain

Director

Kristy Swain is a dedicated professional committed to supporting Aboriginal organisations in their growth and development.

With 30 years of experience in government, she served in key roles such as Associate Director at NSW Treasury and Director and Deputy Director of Regional NSW’s North Coast region. Recently transitioning from government service, Kristy has launched a business support consultancy, specialising in strategic planning, funding applications, and policy development.

Kristy is passionate about enhancing community impact and bringing practical support to businesses,

Lance Randall

Director

Lance Randall is a Yaegl, Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung man who has worked as a land and property valuer with Property NSW (and its predecessors) for thirty years. Lance is completing a Diploma in Management and Leadership and has completed an Associate Diploma in Business (Valuation).

Lance has been acknowledged as the first Aboriginal person to qualify as a property valuer and a financial Graduate Member of the Australian Property Institute of NSW. Lance has been a director of BMNAC since its formation.

Lance is passionate about Native Title and ensuring that Native Title groups receive appropriate compensation and access to land through appropriate Just Terms Compensation assessments.

Liz Wilkins

Director

Liz Wilkins has dedicated her working life to community development work and the education and training sector which reflects her belief in the transformative power of education, training and life-long learning. Liz is a proud founding member of the board of BMNAC.

Liz was the Executive Officer of Youth Directions for 10 years where their mission was ‘working with schools, business and community to support young people navigate pathways to successful futures’.
Liz has a Graduate Certificate in Careers, Education and Development, membership of Careers Adviser Network Australia, Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management, Diploma in Business Management, Cert IV Business Governance, Cert IV Training and Assessment and CELTA – Cambridge University Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. Liz also has extensive experience working with boards in the not-for-profit and community sector.

Liz is a mother of four, and grandmother of three and believes that as a society we have a collective responsibility to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to thrive.

Rodney Williams

Director

Rod is a Bundjalung man who has pursued a private sector career that extends across the industrial relations, financial, mining, small business and not for profit sectors at both the national and international levels.  Currently, Rodney is the Managing Director of Gongan Consultancy Pty Ltd.

Rod has 40 years of business experience at many levels holding management positions with the NT Confederation of Industry & Commerce (Darwin); National Mutual Funds Management (Melbourne); Normandy Mining (Adelaide); National Indigenous Development Alliance (Brisbane); Australian Red Cross (Darwin), Marthakal Homelands Resource Centre (Galiwin’ku) and a Lecturer with Southern Cross University (Coffs Harbour).

Rod is also currently a full-time PhD Candidate at the School of Business, University of Queensland — topic: Gongan Business Model – Futuring the Indigenous Estate of Australia.

Tracy Singleton

Tracy Singleton

Director

Tracy Singleton is a Southern Gumbaynggirr woman from the Nambucca Valley, and Chief Executive Officer of Galambila Aboriginal Health Service. Tracy’s leadership provides support in the facilitation of effective engagement and development of BMNAC’s business and cultural strategic priorities.

Tracy’s professional and community roles have been in government and non-government organisations, with the past ten years in management and leadership roles. Tracy has a Diploma in Management and Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership. Tracy has also completed the First Peoples Leading program with Thirriwirri and Executive Central.

Tracy is committed to her professional and personal commitment to Aboriginal social and economic prosperity.