Council Member
Rob Macfarlane

Rob McFarlane


Rob Macfarlane is a proud Wiradjuri man raised in Western Sydney, with deep connections
to Darlington Point, NSW.

With over 20 years of experience as an Executive Leader, Rob has specialised in various
areas such as Aboriginal Housing, Aboriginal Employment and Training, and Aboriginal
Cultural Heritage and Cultural Land Management.

Rob initially began his career in Human Resources before transitioning into Program
Management over 15 years ago. During this time, he successfully established and sold
multiple private businesses in the project and consulting sectors.

In recent years, Rob has held several executive leadership positions within the Aboriginal
Housing Office NSW. Currently, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the National
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Association (NATSIHA).

Rob has pursued studies in business, leadership, project management, and executive
coaching. He actively contributes to the community as a Board Director of ‘The Parenthood’
and as a Member of the Youth Koori Court for Parramatta and Surry Hills NSW Children’s
Court. Additionally, he has held numerous Board and Advisory roles in public, private, and
not-for-profit organisations.

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