The Board is the legal authority for the organisation. Board members are trustees representing the interests of the organisation’s owners both constitutional and moral. As such, both the Board and its members are entrusted to ensure that the organisation is soundly managed for the benefit of all.

Governance focuses on the organisation’s wider issues of organisational purpose, including the setting and monitoring of strategic direction, and the establishment and monitoring of Board-level policies.


CAAHC Board of Directors 2017:


David Avery, BA and LLB, Chairperson

David has been a long term resident in Alice Springs since 1986 and has been practising as a Barrister & Solicitor since 1971 in the Northern Territory.After a period in private practice David joined the Australian Legal Aid Office (ALAO) in Darwin in 1975, and was the Director of ALAO, NT, from 1976-1986. In this position he had oversight of the management and legal work of the ALAO, and appeared as counsel in numerous jury trials in the NT Supreme Court.  After a short period at the Bar, David joined the Central Land Council as Manager of its Legal Services in 1986.David has also been involved from time to time in the development of policies or responses of the CLC, particularly with respect to proposed legislative initiatives.

Roz Marden, BComm (University of Queensland), Director

Roz has worked at the Tangentyere Council for 23 years as accountant and now Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that Roz gained experience in a number of bookkeeping roles and teaching in business management. In addition to the Commerce degree Roz has qualifications in Education and Business Systems Design and Management.

Shirleen Campbell, Director
Shirleen is the Hoppy’s Town Camp Housing Association President, the secretary of the Tangentyere Executive and is in the core governance group of the Tangentyere Women’s family and domestic violence group. Shirleen is also an active volunteer in the local school. Youth program and Auskick program.

Paul J. Case, BEc (University of Adelaide), Director

Paul has worked as an accountant and business advisor for many years. He joined MLCS Corporate in 1995 to utilise his review and business planning skills with a much wider range of clientele. Paul became a Director of the MLCS in 1999. Business planning, strategic development, feasibility studies and the formation of management of Joint Ventures represent his particular areas of expertise. Paul also has extensive experience in audit and reviews, systems and internal controls, investigations into financial stress and procurement policy. Paul has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a registered Company Auditor and an authorised representative of Count Financial (Financial Planning).

David Donald, Architect, Director

An architect working in private practice based in Newcastle NSW. David formerly managed the Housing Division of Tangentyere Council prior to it being transformed in CAAH. Dave was instrumental in developing the initial concept and business plan for CAAH

Eileen Hoosan, Director

Eileen is a long term resident of Mt Nancy Town Camp in Alice Springs. She is a member of the Executive of the Tangentyere Council and a member of the Tangentyere Women’s Council for many years. Eileen is also involved with the Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Policy Unit where she is currently Chairperson.

Patrick McDonald, Director

Patrick is an accountant who trained at the University of Adelaide where he completed a Bachelor of Economics with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce. He has spent the last 17 years working for Tangentyere Council in senior positions including two years as Chief Financial Officer and six years as Chief Operating Officer. Patrick is Chartered Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.