Ricky Archer – CEO of the North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA)

Ricky Archer is a Djungan man from the Western Tablelands region of North Qld. Ricky has a strong network of on ground land and sea managers across northern Australia from which to draw from and has demonstrated an ability to connect on-ground work of Indigenous organisations with regional, state and commonwealth priorities. In his current role, Ricky is the Chief Executive Officer of the North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA). He is involved with numerous organisations and committees enabling strategic input across a diverse field, these include;
  • Landcare Australia – Board Director
  • CRC for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) – Board Director
  • North Commonwealth Marine Park – Committee Member
  • NT Aboriginal Land Management Advisory Group – Chairperson
  • National Feral Pig Action Plan Implementation Committee – Chairperson
  • National Forestry Stewardship Council, Indigenous Working Group – Member
Previous engagements include:
  • Australian Committee IUCN – Executive Member
  • Minister for Environment, Indigenous Advisory Committee – Member
  • National Landcare Advisory Committee – Member
  • Commonwealth Environmental Biosecurity Advisory Group – Member
  • National Indigenous Innovation Alliance – Member
Ricky has a background in geographical information systems, Indigenous knowledge management, and natural & cultural resource management and as a ranger. He is passionate about the advancement and improvement of Indigenous livelihoods across the north.

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