Mr David Ross has been the Director of the Central Land Council since 2000, representing the Aboriginal peoples of Central Australia. His long-standing experience in Indigenous Affairs includes being a Commissioner of ATSIC and the Chairman of the Indigenous Land Corporation. He has an Associate Diploma in Business Managmenet from the South Australian Institute of Technology.
Mr Peter McBride is a New Zealand citizen and orchardist. Currently a director of Zespri Group (with a turnover of more than $1Billion), Zespri International Ltd and Chairman of Zespri Innovation Ltd he has extensive experience in Agri-business. In addition he has developed and managed assets for a $20m charitable trust. He holds a degree in agribusiness management from Lincoln University and is currently studying for a masters degree in this discipline.
Mr Paul Ah Chee is the chair of the Arrernte Council and is an Arrernte Traditional Owner from Alice Springs. He has an extensive background in business including terms on the Board of the Museum of South Australia, managing the Aboriginal Australia Art and Culture Centre, developing cultural tourism and working as a business advisor. He is currently the Director of the world-renowned Alice Springs Desert Park, and was a founding member of the band Amunda.
Ms Clare Martin is the former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (2001-2007), CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service and a trained journalist. During her term as Chief Minister, she oversaw the completion of the Adelaide to Darwin railway, the development of the billion-dollar Darwin waterfront and achieved the highest economic growth of any state or territory in Australia. She is currently a Professor at the Menzies School of Health Research based at Charles Darwin University's Northern Institute.
Mr Allan Cooney is the former General Manager of Centrefarm. He is a management and marketing specialist with over 30 years experience in agribusiness. Originally a pastoralist from Queensland, Allan has managed the family business, developed South West Queensland Financial Counselling Service, a not for profit regional organisation supporting rural agribusiness and was a founding member of Executive Link, a national organisation of farm managers and executives. He is currently the Australian Antarctic Division's Team Leader for Casey Station (2013).
Mr Randle Walker.