Ms Cissy Gore-Birch
Ministerial representative, appointed 2018
Ms Cissy Gore-Birch is a Jaru/Kija woman with connection to Balanggarra, Nyikina and Bunuba country. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource Management and has worked in the Aboriginal land management and community development sectors for the past twenty years.
Currently, Ms Gore-Birch is employed as the National Aboriginal Engagement Manager at Bush Heritage Australia.
With a strong leadership background in the Kimberley and Australia, Ms Gore Birch’s current appointments include; Chairperson, Aarnja Pty Ltd, Chairperson of the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management (NAILSMA), recently appointed member of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, Committee member of the Northern Environment Scientific Programme (NESP) – Northern & Threatened Species Recovery Hub – Indigenous Reference Group and former appointments held include: Chairperson, Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation (2010-2014), Director, Kimberley Land Council and Councillor, Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.
Ms Gore-Birch has been and continues to advocate for the social, cultural, environmental and economic advancement and well-being of Aboriginal people through a fair and equitable process.