Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has acknowledged the service of Mr Lesley Turner following the announcement that he is standing down as Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
Minister Scullion said Mr Turner had played an important role in ensuring that the NSW Aboriginal Land Council supported and advocated for the interests of Indigenous people in NSW.
“Mr Turner has provided strong leadership for the organisation, which with more than 23,000 members, is the largest Indigenous representative body in Australia,” Minister Scullion said.
“During his period as CEO, the Land Council has made great gains in the promotion of economic development from land rights across the state.
“I thank Mr Turner for his efforts during his two years as CEO of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council and wish him and his family well for the future.
“I look forward to continuing to work with the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, under the leadership of Chair, Mr Roy Ah-See, and the Board to deliver better outcomes for our shared constituency, Indigenous Australians in NSW.”