The Red Chief Local Aboriginal Land Council (RCLALC) has appointed Troy Ruttley as its new chief executive officer.

Troy is a descendant of the Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gomeroi people whose lands extend from New South Wales to southern Queensland.

Troy’s Aboriginality is a strong bloodline connection to the Moodie’s from Gunnedah and the Ruttley’s from Baradine. On his mother’s side, Troy is a direct descendant of Charles Gilbert Moodie, the Black Tracker from the Gunnedah region. The Black Tracker is Troy’s great-grandfather.

RCLALC said Troy has extensive experience and will offer strong leadership having worked in very remote areas and more recently in Sydney as the Aboriginal practice manager for Aboriginal consultation working in the community services stream of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ). Before DCJ, Troy worked as a teacher (primary and secondary education), assistant principal and principal. Troy has supported cultural development, developing and delivering training packages for DCJ Commissioning and Planning, Housing and Community Services while also leading Aboriginal education within the school sector.

Troy is looking forward to deliver on the objectives within the Community Land and Business Plan and including program development and implementation. Troy will also seek to facilitate initiatives to enhance the Aboriginal community’s well-being and the RLALC’s operating environment.

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