Management Committee

Our respected Elders participate on the Management Committee and have power of veto over decisions of the Association.

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Shane Phillips

Chairman & CEO
Shane Phillips is an outstanding community leader and respected spokesperson for Aboriginal Australians. Shane is passionate about the importance of empowering Aboriginal people and is a dedicated contributor to a range of community organisations. He has cultural connections to the Bunjalung, Wonnarua, and Eora peoples.
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Mark Spinks

Secretary
Mark is a respected member of the Aboriginal community in Sydney and as Secretary, bring a wealth of governmement and strategic public sector know-how to the Tribal Warrior Association. He is also the founding member of the Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group Inc. a broad-based non-aligned community support and development group, providing networking opportunities for local Aboriginal men.
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Uncle Max Eulo

Founding Member
Uncle Max Eulo is one of Australia’s most well known Aboriginal personalities and Elders. One of the founding members of the Tribal Warrior Association, he regularly performs traditional Australian smoking ceremonies for visiting heads of state and dignitaries.
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Troy Russell

Member
Troy Russell is from the Biripai people of the Greater Manning area near Taree, and has a great understanding of issues that affect his people whether it concerns mainland or Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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Tim Gray

Public Officer
Tim is qualified as a deckhand and has been with the Association for several years. He brings artistic knowledge and commitment to the board. He is a gregarious person who gets on with everyone in the Tribal Warrior Association from the office staff to the crew and is of great benefit to our board with the wealth of knowledge he holds.
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Anthony Cook

Treasurer
Anthony has been a valued Treasurer of the Association for many years.

Management & Staff

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Marie Hiles

Office Manager
Marie Hiles manages the Tribal Warrior office and Shane’s impossible diary. Known as the Gateway to Shane, the place just would not function without Marie.
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Jeremy Wright

Acting Mentor Coordinator
Jeremy is the Acting Mentor Coordinator at Tribal Warrior.
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Cate Long

Sales Manager
Cate looks after sales and marketing at the Tribal Warrior Association.
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Simone Barwick

Accounts Supervisor
Simone looks after the all important accounts at Tribal Warrior.
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Kim Gordon

Staff
Kim Gordon works for the Tribal Warrior Association.
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Cyril Mundine

Mentor
Cyril is one of our invaluable Mentors at Tribal Warrior.
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Byron Arellano

Mentor
Byron is one of our invaluable Mentors at Tribal Warrior.
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Bert Gordon

Mentor
Bert is one of our invaluable Mentors at Tribal Warrior.
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Nathan Merritt

Mentor
Nathan is one of our invaluable Mentors at Tribal Warrior.
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Eunice Grimes

Mentor
Eunice is one of our invaluable Mentors at Tribal Warrior.
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Lavina Omealey

Mentor
Lavina is one of our invaluable Mentors at Tribal Warrior.
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Rhys Haynes

Mentor
Rhys is one of our invaluable Mentors at Tribal Warrior.