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Neil Ellard is a Diji man whose country is south of Cairns. Neil was born and raised in Brisbane and his career over the past 30 years has been in both the private and public sectors. He has extensive experience and demonstrated success in delivering major projects with a strong focus on procedural compliance and governance.

Neil currently works for the Queensland Department of Housing as a Senior Project Officer and has been employed since February 1995. Neil has undertaken a number of roles within the Queensland Government’s Department of Housing & Public Works in both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous space where he managed major projects and led the practice review process that aimed to improve service delivery standards of the department throughout Queensland.

Neil has been on the Board of Kurbingui since 2007 and was elevated to the post of President in 2010. In 2013, Neil was elected as Chairperson of the new Kurbingui Youth Development Company Limited by Guarantee and was reappointed in February 2017 for a three-year term.

Neil is a strong advocate for the community-controlled sector and is dedicated to achieving better services and equality for our people.
Neil has a Diploma of Management from TAFE as well as a number of qualifications in the audit, compliance and governance areas.

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