Board of Management
The NSA is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1987 and is governed by a Board of Management comprising of:
Daniel Morrison - Chairperson
Daniel Morrison is of Nyoongar/Yamitji background. Daniel has grown up in Perth, Western Australia and this is where Daniel proudly calls home. Daniel is very much a family man supported by his wife Nicola and daughter Mikayla and son Daniel Jnr. Daniel comes with 12 years experience in the Commonwealth and State public sector, ranging from a number of positions around Aboriginal engagement and liaison type positions up to policy and project development and implementation. Daniel is the current Chief Excutive Officer of the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service Inc in East Perth.
Eric Wynne—Vice Chairperson
Eric is a Nyoongar man born in the South-West of Western Australia. He currently operates his own consultancy business dealing in the areas of property development and business opportunities, corporate governance, corporate leadership and financial management. He also lectures on Aboriginal History and Art on a casual basis and is an Ambassador for the Department of Education, Science and Training. On a personal level, Eric has a strong interest in the sport of Basketball and has previously managed the Perth Wildcats Indigenous Under 18 boys basketball team.
Rob Thompson—Board Member
Rob is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Sports Federation. Rob has a long involvement with sport as a participant, volunteer coach and administrator. His professional roles commenced at the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) in 1988 following 12 years employment in education. In 2003 he joined a private community development consultancy and focused on building communities in expanding metropolitan residential developments. As an accredited coach, Rob has continued his involvement in sport through coaching and administering junior cricket and Australian Rules Football in both community and school environments.
Professor Colleen Haywood - Board Member
Colleen is a senior Nyoongar woman and Head of school at the Kurongkurl Katitjin centre at Edith Cowan University. Colleen begun her working life as a teacher and continues to have an active interest in Education and Training, as she has just completed a five year term on the WA State Training Board as it's only Aboriginal member. In 2009, she was also inducted into the Department of Education's Hall of Fame for her contributions to Aboriginal education. In addition to education, Colleen has worked in the health, training, employment and housing areas as well as gaining experience in policy and management. In being recognised for her work on behalf of Aboriginal communities, Colleen has received numerous awards. In 2010, Colleen was appointed to the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples which marks a significant achievement.
Merindah Bairnsfather-Scott - Board Member
Des Headland - Board Member