TEB Composition & Experience

The Tiwi Education Board is comprised of members of all land owning groups and all communities of the Tiwi Islands. As well as providing core governance roles for Tiwi College, they act as important conduits to the communities to assist with key communication of issues and community engagement issues. Members are able to provide community and/or land specific strategic advice to the leadership team of the college. The Tiwi Education Board is bound by the Tiwi Education Board Incorporated Constitution and the Northern Territory Associations Act.

Currently, the Tiwi Education Board consists of the following members:

 
Name Clan Relevant Experience

Brian Tipungwuti

Wurankuwu

Chairman

  • Trustee, Tiwi Land Council,
    2013-2018
  • Member, Tiwi Land Council Executive Management Committee 2014-2018

Wayne Joseph Pilakui

Mantiyupwi

Deputy Chairman

  • Director, Bathurst Island Housing Association 2016-2018

Jennifer Ullungura-Clancy

Mantiyupwi

Treasurer

  • Registrar of Traditional Owners, Tiwi Land Council 2008-2018
  • Director, Mantiyupwi Pty. Ltd.
  • Director Aboriginal Hostels Australia 2017-2018
  • Chair, Tiwi Education Board, 2012 – 2016

Bonaventure Timaepatua

Mantiyupwi

  • Director, Mantiyupwi Pty. Ltd. 2013-2018
  • Trustee, Tiwi Land Council, 2013-2018
  • Director, Nguiu Cub, 2016-2018
  • Director Bathurst Island Housing Association 2011-2018

Barry Ullungura

Mantiyupwi

  • Director, Mantiyupwi Pty. Ltd. 2013-2018

Connell Tipiloura

Wulirankuwu

  • Director, Wulirankuwu Pty. Ltd. 2012-2018
  • Councillor, Tiwi Island Regional Council 2016-2018
  • Trustee, Tiwi Land Council, 2013-2018

Gawin Tipiloura

Wulirankuwu

  • Mayor, Tiwi Island Regional Council 2016-2018
  • Councillor Tiwi Island Regional Council 2014-2018
  • Chair, Tiwi Education Board 2016-2017

Ivan Fernando

Malawu

  • Trustee, Tiwi Land Council, 2013-2018

John Wilson

Yimpinari

  • Trustee, Tiwi Land Council, 2013-2018
  • Member, Tiwi Land Council Executive Management Committee 2014-2018

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Yimpinari

  • Director Yimpinari Aboriginal Corporation 2015-2018
  • Trustee, Tiwi Land Council 2013-2016
  • Member, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association Executive Committee, 2017-2018
  • Director, Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists 2012-2018
  • Member Milikapiti Sports and Social Club Management Committee 2010-2018

Therese-Marie Puruntatameri

Munupi

  • Lecturer Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board
  • Chair, Munupi Pty. Ltd. 2016 – 2018
  • North Australia Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service 2015-2018

Leslie Tungatalum

Munupi

  • Trustee, Tiwi Land Council, 2013-2018
  • Deputy Chair, Tiwi Land Council 2018
  • Member, Tiwi Land Council Executive Management Committee 2013-2018
  • Director, Nguiu Ullintjinni Association 1999-2018
  • Councillor Tiwi Island Regional Council 2012-2018

Patrick Heenan

Munupi

  • Member Money Workers Association 2015

Therese-Marie Puruntatameri

Munupi

  • Lecturer Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board
  • Chair, Munupi Pty. Ltd. 2016 – 2018
  • North Australia Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service 2015-2018

Debbie Coombes

Munupi

  • TITEB Director 2017 – current Tuwanampila Aboriginal Corporation 2018 – current

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