Our Senior Team

Chief Executive Officer
Susan Shirtliff

Susan has worked with the community of Roebourne since coming to the Pilbara some 15 years ago and has led Brida and NBAC as their CEO since 2009.  Taking daily guidance from NBAC and Brida’s senior cultural leaders and Directors, Susan’s leadership and pragmatic strategies have reinvigorated both organisations and set high benchmarks for personal and collective achievement for local people.  Susan believes it is a birthright for all Australians to ‘walk in two worlds’.

Email Susan :  ceo@bindirri.com


General Manager
Francois Langlois

Joining the organisation in 2017, Francois’ has applied methodical and uplifting management process to the growing operations of Brida and NBAC.  Hailing from Mauritius, Francois has a unique and valuable perspective of the opportunities for First Nation people and has dedicated his career to working for public purpose.  He now leads Brida’s workforce to achieve personal and collective leadership for themselves, their families and the business.

Email Francois :  gm@brida.com.au


NBAC Operations Manager
Brett Singh

Commencing in 2008 Supervising Brida’s ‘tree trunk’ core crew in Dampier, with only a short break to bring ‘the twins’, Brett has been instrumental in guiding high levels of reliable service delivery and developing a work culture that enables the highest levels of Aboriginal engagement.  Moving from Brida to NBAC in 2018, Brett is now focused on growing the Ways2Work, Red Dirt Driving Academy and Yirramagardu Crew offering in Roebourne to ensure local work opportunities are taken up by the maximum number of local Aboriginal people.

Email Brett :  opsmanager@bindirri.com


Brida Operations Manager
Leonie Hickson-Wood

A Pilbara native with solid career in developing local people, Leonie took the Operational reigns of Brida’s business in 2018 after many years embedding Brida’s foundational culture as Health and Safety Manager.  Leonie is a transformational leader of teams and a practical and trusted coordinator of our multi-disciplinary and multi-site operations.

Email Leonie : opsmanager@brida.com.au


Brida Senior Safety Coordinator
Terri Warry

Terri brings a wealth of safety knowledge and experience to Brida, having recently moved into this critical role after overseeing the Cape Lambert cleaning teams for the past 2 years. Originally from Gladstone, Queensland, Terri and her family moved to the Pilbara in 2014, and is focused on ‘keeping our people safe’ and finding innovative approaches to safety within the business.

Email Terri : safetycoordinator@brida.com.au


Finance Officer
Barbara Monteath

A recent addition to our growing team, Barbara brings solid process improvements and critical thinking to Brida’s management reporting processes.  New to the Pilbara, Barbara and her family are settling in and enjoying the fast pace and friendship within Brida and NBAC’s operations.

Email Barbara : accounts@bindirri.com


Executive Officer
Amelia Scheele

Sitting in the hottest seat, Amelia provides crucial support to the NBAC and Brida’s Boards, the CEO and coordinates critical projects and consultant services.  Amelia joins the team after several years spearheading the Chevron Ear Health program delivered through the Telethon Speech and Hearing organisation.

Email Amelia : execassist@bindirri.com