Wade Mann is a Dharumbal man of Dharumbal Aboriginal Nation. He has extensive experience in social, welfare, Aboriginal community development and is a respected person in the Rockhampton community.
He has worked for Qld Government for over 20 years and has extensive experience developing relationships and working with the community.
Before establishing his own small business in 2009 he held executive positions and management committee positions within Non-Government organisations, sporting clubs and recreational clubs in Rockhampton. He was formerly Chairperson of Darumbal Community Youth Services, President Norths Junior Rugby League Club and most recently Chairperson National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Day of Celebrations Committee (NAIDOC) 2012. He has previously served on consultative groups to improve and support development of programs in tackling Indigenous disadvantage in the Rockhampton community.
He has played an important custodial role in supporting and raising awareness of Dharumbal culture in Rockhampton region through education of young indigenous men. He has used his knowledge to support young indigenous men understand their culture and raise awareness in their Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communit
Rockhampton Regional Council has and continues to work with Capricornia Catchments Inc. Having a Council representative on the Management Committee enhances the organisations working relationship.
Catherine Hayes is nominated by the Rockhampton Regional Council.