Gerhardt Pearson – Executive Director


Gerhardt is a Bama Bagarrmuguwarra from Kalpowar, Jeannie River and Lakefield National Park areas. He has actively represented Cape York for many years at a state and national level, including a nine year position as ATSIC Commissioner for the Far North West Zone. In 1987 Gerhardt became the first Aboriginal Council Clerk of a Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT) community, replacing the states Executive Officer in Hope Vale. Gerhardt is a founding member of many key organisations including Tharpuntoo Legal Service, CYLC, Apunipima, ODN, IEP, and ISX.