Kings Canyon National Park

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Board Members

Noel Hayes

Noel Hayes


Noel is from the Ali Curung community and he is a Katidja man.  Noel has been on the CAALAS Council for a long time, having worked for CAALAS in the early years as a Field Officer. Noel is a shire councillor with the Barkly Shire and was previously Chairman of the Ali Curung Community Council.

Robert LeRossignol

Robert LeRossignol

Vice Chairperson

Robert is from the Gurindji tribal group, from Watti Creek.  He has spent most of his years growing up and working in the Central Australian region. Robert is the immediate past Chairman of the Board and he and his wife operate a cultural tourism business on their family’s land at Oak Valley.

Eileen Van Iersel


Eileen was born and raised in Alice Springs and is a Traditional Owner of Alice Springs. Her cultural predecessors were Anmatjere, Luritja and Arrernte. Eileen also sits on the Board of CAAMA.

Mary LeRossignol

Mary LeRossignol


Mary is an Aranda/Luritja woman from the southern Alice Springs region. Mary was a Member and Deputy Chair of the Institute for Aboriginal Development for some time, also working there as an Interpreter for many years.

Betty Campbell

Betty Campbell

Betty is an Eastern Arrernte woman. She has a large family which is well known in the region.

Peter Ross

Peter is from the Gurindji tribal group from Watti Creek. He has lived in Alice Springs since about 1941 and is currently the Director fo the CAAMA Board and Imparja Board

Elizabeth (Betty) Pearce

Betty is of the skin group Ngale (Angarla) and is part of the Native Title Holders over the municipality of Alice Springs. She has been a founding member of a number of Aboriginal Organisations through out the NT, including DASA, BRADAG and SNAIC.

In memoriam - Mrs Roman

Mrs Roman was Eastern Arrernte/Luritja woman of Alice Springs who served on our Board with great commitment for many years. Mrs Roman sadly passed away in 2013.