29 May 2024

Search begins for new TSRA boss

| Cape York Weekly
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Torres Strait Regional Authority staff farewell departing chief executive officer Vonda Malone (centre) on 23 May. Photo: Supplied.

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) is on the hunt for a new boss following the resignation of chief executive officer Vonda Malone on 23 May.

Ms Malone has resigned to accept an appointment as part of the State Government’s Truth-telling and Healing Inquiry.

In a media release, TSRA said Ms Malone’s resignation had taken immediate effect.

Ms Malone said she had been privileged to lead the organisation for the past two years to manage programs and activities progressing towards closing the gap priority reforms and socioeconomic outcomes across the region.

“I am extremely proud that as a team, we have achieved considerable milestones and refreshed the TSRA foundation to better serve the Torres Strait region, including Bamaga and Seisia communities in the Northern Peninsula Area, well past 30 years of TSRA’s operations,” Ms Malone said.

“I would like to thank the TSRA board, executive program management team, rangers and staff across all program areas and corporate services for their commitment, professionalism and support.

“It has been an honour to serve our people and region, and I am looking forward to continuing that in the capacity of my new role.”

TSRA chairperson Napau Pedro Stephen said the recruitment process for a new CEO would commence as soon as possible, with Charlie Kaddy appointed as acting CEO in the interim.

Ms Malone commences her new appointment on 1 July 2024.

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