About Us

Who is IBN?

Our Goal: Building resilience and capacity for the present and strong foundations for the future.

Thanarru! Welcome.

The Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli people established IBN in 2001 as Trustee of the IBN Charitable Foundation; created under the Mining Area C Agreement (MACA) with BHP Billiton. The traditional lands of the IBN people are in the high country of North Western Australia.

IBN delivers programs and services to more than 1,200 IBN Community Members, the Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli people. We do this through:

Community Programs. Financial assistance in times of emergency or crisis.

Field Officers. Assistance and personal support to the IBN Community.

Projects. Building sustainable and positive futures through projects that focus on housing, health, education, employment, business enterprise, and culture.

IBN has a strong financial history and investment strategy that includes a Future Fund to ensure the IBN Community have access to a secure source of income long after the end of the Mining Area C Project.

Our head office is located in South Hedland, Western Australia, approximately 350 kilometres north-west of the Mining Area C Project. We also have offices in Tom Price and Karratha, offering our members the greatest service reach of any Trustee in the Pilbara.

Supporting the Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli people.

who's who at IBN

Lorraine Injie
Chairperson
Language, Culture and Heritage Project Officer
May Byrne
Director, Banyjima
Phillip Dhu
Director, Yinhawangka
Churchill Jones
Director, Independent
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Brandy Wheelock
Director, Nyiyaparli
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Jahna Cedar
Director, Nyiyaparli
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John Cunningham
Director, Independent
Alan Scott
Director, Independent
Clive Senior
Director, Independent
Tom Stephens
Director, Independent
Tony McRae
Chief Executive Officer
Chris Duirs
Assets and Operations Manager
Nick Preece
Corporate Services Manager
Gail Carnes
Community and Member Services
Manager
Ming Wang
Finance Manager