Nathan Brennan identifies as a proud Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung and Gamilaraay man who was born on Awabakal Country – Newcastle.
Nathan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council and has held that position since June 2018. As the CEO his duties include:
Nathan has extensive experience in the delivery of training programs through his employment in various positions with TAFE NSW from 2008 – 2015. This includes Acting Manager of Aboriginal Education and Training, and Senior Education Officer with the NSW Dept. of Education and Training’s Aboriginal Education Unit.
Nathan also has extensive local Government experience from 3 years as a Human Resources Officer with the Newcastle City Council, where he was responsible for delivery on their Aboriginal Employment Strategy. This included increasing Newcastle Council Aboriginal employment by over 50% during those 3 years.
Nathan has a passion for learning and teaching Gumbaynggirr language. Nathan currently teaches on a number of language programs for the Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation where he delivers a weekly pre-school program and two community classes (Grafton and Coffs Harbour).
To complement his professional experiences and language teaching, Mr Brennan holds the following qualifications:
Mr Brennan is passionate about the revival and teaching of Aboriginal languages. His personal life goal is to be a proficient speaker of Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung and Gamilaraay languages.