Born and raised on his father’s country at Umbakumba, Alfred worked as a boilermaker at GEMCO before becoming a community liaison officer with the East Arnhem Regional Council in 2008. The community appointed him a Director of both GEBIE and the Anindilyakwa Land Council in 2010. In 2014 he was appointed GEBIE Chairman.
Alfred is very focused on strong governance for GEBIE to ensure all royalties are used for the long-term benefit of the Anindilyakwa people. He fosters a positive working relationship between the Board and the Group Chief Executive Officer which allows GEBIE to act quickly on Traditional Owner requests and plan ahead for a future without GEMCO.