Wangaba Roebourne Art Group Governance
Trading as Roebourne Art Group Aboriginal Corporation
Information and Strategic Priorities
Wangaba Roebourne Art Group is Governed by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC), and the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI).
The Registrar is an independent statutory office holder whop administers the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
The Registrars office supports and regulates Wangaba Roebourne Art Group by:
° advising on how to incorporate.
° training Directors, members and key staff in good governance
° ensuring compliance with the law
° intervening when needed
The Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) is the law that establishes the role of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations and allows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups to form Corporations.
The CATSI Act delivers modern corporate governance standards but still provides measures to suit the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Examples of this are requirements for the majority of Directors and the majority of members to be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This means corporations will always be owned and controlled by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
For further information on our Governance please refer to the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
Wangaba Roebourne Art Group exists for local established and emerging artists to enhance their well-being and self-reliance, and to also contribute to inter-generational self-determination through successful Indigenous arts practice.
Board of Directors
Wangaba Roebourne Art Group is governed by a Board of Directors who are voted in by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members.
Rolls and Responsibilities of our Board of Directors:
Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organisation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance, and sound financial management policies, as well as by making sure the not-for-profit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Our Directors are committed to:
° the care of Wangaba Roebourne Art Group
° to be diligent in all areas of governance
° not to improperly use their position of information to the detriment of Wangaba Roebourne Art Group
° not to trade while insolvent
° be of good faith
° to disclose conflicts of interest
Current Board of Directors:
Wangaba Roebourne Art Group is currently lead by the Vice Chair Josephine Samson after the former Chair resigned late last month (July). We are awaiting for Directives from the Board as to who the next Chair will be.
° Vice Chair Josephine Samson
° Director Violet Samson
° Director Pansy Hicks
° Director Tootsie Daniel
° Director Cliff Samson
° Director Kathy Samson
° Director Judith Coppin
° Director Regina Daniel
° Director Kaylene Daniel
° Director Jennifer McKay
° Director Phillip Marshall