Tim Ireland, CEO
Tim is a proud Bundjalung man with many years of executive experience in the child and family sector, as well as Aboriginal community development. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AbSec in 2015. Tim is our chief spokesperson on all issues concerning Aboriginal children and families.
Dana Clarke, Chairperson, AbSec board
Dana Clarke is a proud Biripi and Worimi woman, and has been an active member on the board since 2005. Dana has contributed to our communities through a range of roles in Aboriginal health, child protection, sexual assault and mental health for over 25 years. Currently Dana is the Chief Executive Officer of Burrun Dalai Aboriginal Corporation. Burrun Dalai delivers early intervention, family preservation, and out-of-home care services across the Nambucca, Macleay, Hastings and Manning Valleys as well as the Tamworth and Armidale Regions.
Dana’s work reflects her deeply held belief that our kids and families are our future. Dana is committed to ensuring our communities are best supported to guarantee that our kids remain with family, rich in their culture and belonging. To Dana, “family is everything; it is our past and our future”.