Board Members



NCCI Chair Arina Aoina

Newman Womens Shelter

First generation New Zealand born Samoan living in Western Australia for over 40 years.

Strong Community Development Advocate specialising in Domestic Violence for over 30 years on state and national levels.            

Arina is committed to increasing the overall safety and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Firmly believes that working respectfully, co-operatively with good systems, resources and supports in place builds safe and strong communities.



Tania Saggers-Clarke

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation

Tania Saggers-Clarke relocated to Perth, Western Australia in 2012. She is a specialist in quality assurance, risk and governance, community care and has held senior and executive management roles across the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. 

Tania holds professional memberships with Exemplar Global – ISO Quality Management Systems, Governance Institute of Australia – Governance and Risk Management, Customer Service Institute and Association of Consultants in Access.  She joins us with senior management and leadership experience and a BA in Social Sciences, Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Diplomas in Business, Occupational Health and Safety, Human Resource Management and Quality Auditing.

She is passionate about her local community in Port Hedland and dedicates time as a board member with the Newman Chamber Commerce and Industries, Pilbara for Purpose and the Paraburdoo Youth Centre.  Being active is important, and outside of work she is a volunteer firefighter, an amazing wife, mother of two daughters and a nanny to Taikaha and Makoura.

Tania is excited about her Senior Management role with Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation and is looking forward to leading meaningful change and welcomes the opportunities for innovation within the corporate and community team, but most importantly serving Nyiyaparli people.


Business Development and Membership Support Coordinator

Taylor Courtland

Newman Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc

Administration Officer - Board Support

Brooke Saggers-Nepe

Newman Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc

Rhonda Parker General Board Member Rhonda Parker Mulla Mulla Aboriginal Corporation

Mulla Mulla Aboriginal Corporation was established in June 2021 and is 100% owned by a Yinhawangka, Banjima, Guruma Traditional Owner based on Yinhawangka country in Wakathuni.  


  • Managing Director is Rhonda Parker a Yinhawangka, Banjima,Guruma Traditional Owner.

Rhonda is the Vice Chair of the Wakuthuni Aboriginal Corporation. She is an active member of the Decision-Making Committee and the Council for Mutual Trust. This Trust holds the PBC monies for the Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation (YAC). She is also is on the Heritage Committee for YAC.

Rhonda’s mother was Ngumee Nu (Lola Young) who led the Homelands movement organising and establishing the Wakuthuni Community (Hamersley Iron initiative) for her people.

She is an elder and could provide cultural advice and has the life skills, knowledge and experience to be able to support the board and the chamber.

holly General Board Member Holly Smith Apprenticeship Support Australia

Working for Apprenticeship Support Australia, Holly has hit the ground running since starting 4 months ago. She loves her job and is always available to support local businesses who are keen to take on apprentices.

Holly enjoys being able to mentor the apprentices and the employer across the journey. Teamed with her passion to guide and support young people in their career path Holly maintains a high standard of professionalism ensuring a strong connection between herself, her role, the local business community and the apprentice.

cherrish General Board Member Cherrish Davis-More Newman Hotel 
rory General Board Member Rory Bannon Magellan Power
General Board Member Ale Fanin

Newman Hotel

& Capricorn Bar and Grill

General Board Member Christina Hunn

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service