George first Aboriginal chair of ASX company

Dr Kate George has become the first Aboriginal woman to chair an ASX-listed company.

She has accepted an invitation to join the board of Ten Sixty Four as non-executive chair.

George is a distinguished Australian business leader with a unique background of experience in the public, corporate and community sectors. Her areas of specialty include law, governance, community development and planning in key areas including health, economic development and training.

A Putejurra woman from the Murchison-Gascoyne region in Western Australia, she was the first Aboriginal student to graduate in law from the Australian National University in Canberra and the first Aboriginal woman to be admitted to practice law in WA.

George has held senior public service positions, including as a ministerial advisor at both the State and Federal level, and as a consultant in the resources sector.

Prior to her appointment to the board, she was a managing director with PwC’s Indigenous Consulting.

“Ten Sixty Four has a wonderful platform built on its large workforce in the Philippines, strong board and management team and high quality asset base,” George said.

“I share the board’s vision that we have a unique opportunity to build true sustainable value through our activities for our workforce, our communities and our shareholders.”

In Australia, Ten Sixty Four owns a 4150 square kilometre exploration land package in the southern Drummond Basin region of Central Queensland.

This feature first appeared here.

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