DAC’s new CEO, Stephen Crook, is looking forward to being part of the “Dambimangari journey”, building on the work of the group’s Traditional Owners and committed community leaders.
A senior executive with extensive experience in business management, health, human resources, corporate services and education, he believes the organisation and its community can look forward to a bright future
“This is a generally unspoiled part of Australia with a unique heritage,” he said.
“My task will be to work with DAC to build a strong economic and cultural future for the group’s members and for the long term future of the Dambi generations.
“From what I have seen to date – we have a board and management team which has achieved a lot already and has the capacity to deliver great success in the future. I am delighted to be part of this journey”
Mr Crook, who was appointed in June, paid special tribute to Rowena Mouda, former chairperson and acting CEO.
“She has been an excellent contributor to DAC. Her knowledge and history of the organisation has, and will continue to be, a major asset. I am pleased she is staying on the Board and, as I settle into this role, I look forward to working with her in the future.”
Mr Crook has 36 years of experience in NSW Health, working in rural health services, capital works, hospital corporate services, human resources and a wide range of management positions. He has broad experience in Western Australia and NSW managing health and education programs for government and community organisations.
Married with three children, he has a special reason for looking forward to his relocation to Derby.
“My favourite sports are fishing and flying. So I hope to find time to enjoy both pursuits in the Kimberley,” he said.