The Board of Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Steve Rossingh. Mr. Rossingh will officially commence on 7 February 2022, and was selected following an extensive recruitment process.

Steve is a Kamilaroi man from northern New South Wales who has been working in the Northern Territory (NT) for some 25 years. He has held executive leadership roles at Aboriginal controlled organisations and in the private sector, the NT Public Service and NT Government and with the not-for-profit sector. He has also volunteered as an independent director on several Indigenous boards including the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Corporation (Congress) from 2012-2016. Over the past three years, Mr. Rossingh has been Director of the NT Treaty Commission.

Steve has extensive knowledge and networks in Indigenous affairs across the NT, including with Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), which will be very valuable in his role at Miwatj Health. His professional experience across a range of sectors is underpinned by formal qualifications with a Business Degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA), working as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Steve is passionate about Aboriginal health and is pleased to be given this opportunity to demonstrate a longstanding ambition to make a strong leadership contribution to a major Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) at Miwatj Health.

The Miwatj Board looks forward to working with him in the years ahead to build on the great achievements made over the past 16 years under the outgoing CEO, Eddie Mulholland, to realise the vision of the founders of Miwatj. Steve appreciates the critical importance of respecting Yolŋu culture and applying a Yolŋu perspective to the delivery of health services to Yolŋu.

For media enquiries please contact A/g CEO, Jaspreet Singh on (08) 8919 4742.

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