New Wathaurong chief executive appointed

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative chief executive Simon Flagg. (Supplied) 260513_01

Ash Bolt

Proud Wemba Wemba man Simon Flagg has this week been appointed as the new chief executive of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative.

Mr Flagg had previously worked at Wathaurong as an Aboriginal worker trainee in 1996 before moving onto work in the public sector.

The Wathaurong board said Mr Flagg had shown he was a “passionate and talented advocate for Aboriginal communities” through his work as a senior manager and senior executive at public service organisations including Victoria Police, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice.

“Mr Flagg’s skills, knowledge, and experience, coupled with his warm and engaging personal style, will see him perform as an excellent spokesperson for Wathaurong communities,” the board said.

“Additionally, his clear passion for Wathaurong, combined with his demonstrated commitment to his community and improving outcomes for Aboriginal people, will see him add even more energy to our efforts to make a difference to our people and to establishing Wathaurong as an employer of choice and a champion in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation space.

“Mr Flagg is well equipped to lead the organisation now and into the future.”

Mr Flagg was previously the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative’s corporate services director.