Meet the Board

The Gunggari Native Title Aboriginal Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors comprising eight members. Directors are elected by the Gunggari membership in accordance with the terms of our Rule Book.  All Directors roles are voluntary and we do not receive sitting fees. 

Daen Munn
Co-chairperson, reappointed to the Board AGM 18 November 2017

Daen Munn is the Chairperson of the Gunggari Native Title Aboriginal Corporation and is of Gunggari and Mandandanji descent. He is the son of Robert Munn, a Gunggari elder who initiated the current claim for the native title over Gunggari country.

Robert (Bob) was the son of Aunty Ethel Munn, whose mother was Minnie Jackson, daughter of Ada Clarke and William Henry Jackson. Daen grew up in Roma and Quilpie and has worked throughout the region. He is married with two children and lives in Toowoomba.

Daen is employed as a Cultural Heritage Officer for an Oil and Gas Company and leads a team undergoing Cultural Heritage surveys, assessments and reporting.

He has a security background working for the Queensland Government as a Custodial Correctional Officer and previously for a private company leading a security team.

Daen is on his second term of appointment on the GNTAC Board.

Michelle Saunders
Secretary, appointed to the Board AGM 30 September 2018

Michelle Saunders is a  Gunggari woman who is a Director and appointed as the secretary of Gunggari Native Title Aboriginal Corporation.  She is also an Applicant for the #4 Claim for the Gunggari People which is currently under negotiation. 

Carol Finlay
Treasurer, appointed to the Board AGM 30 September 2018

Carol Finlay is a proud Gunggari woman connected through her mother, Joyce Finlay (nee Foster). Carol was raised and lived in Mitchell most of her life and is now a mother of 4 children and 1 granddaughter with partner, Barry.

Carol is currently working for the Department of Human Services/Centrelink, for now over 20 years and in the field of Indigenous Servicing. Carol had worked in Charleville before locating to Brisbane to continue working in the Department delivering services to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. Carol has an immense passion to assist and work with her people and create change in the community.

Carol has previously worked in local government in Mitchell, working for the Booringa Shire Council (now Maranoa Regional Council) for 10 years and has experience in working with community organisations, Mitchell Aboriginal Housing Company and held positions on both Nalingu Aboriginal Corporation and Mitchell Aboriginal Housing Company Board.

Jamie Frid
Director / Cultural Heritage, appointed to the Board AGM 30 September 2018

Jamie is also appointed as the Male Cultural Heritage Coordinator and Male Representative on the Queensland Murray Darling Basin Advisory Committee.

Jamie is also an Applicant for Claim # 4 for the Gunggari People currently being negotiated.

Jamie works for one of the largest NFP Disability Support Service operators in the Surat Basin. 

Sue Saunders
Director / Cultural Heritage, appointed to the Board AGM 6 October 2019

Sue was born in Mitchell and after many years living and working around Queensland, she returned to Mitchell in 2017.

Sue has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Sciology), a Graduate Diploma of Land and Sea Country Management, and Cert IV in Indgenous Leadership.  She has worked for the Queensland Government delivering housing programs to remote Agboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland and as an administrator delivering aged care services to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Sue is passionate about caring for our Gunggari Country and would like to see many more Gunggari people coming back to Country as often as possible. She is currently researching old weaving methods and is keen to revive this ceremonial and utilitarian craft for Gunggari people now and into the futrue.

Sue is GNTAC’s Cultural Heritage Coordinator which involves liaising with stakeholders in government, the energy and mining industries and local landholders around activities carried out on Country as well as individuals seeking knowledge about Gunggari culture.