Phillip Naden is a proud Aboriginal descendant of the Gamilaroi people from North Western NSW near Coonabarabran where his mother grew up on Burrabadee Mission. Phil is also a proud descendant of the Wiradjuri people from Peak Hill/Condobolin NSW (Bogan River People) and he was born and raised a proud Aboriginal man.
Phil is well qualified, a panel beater spray-painter by trade, a former sworn Queensland Police Officer, CEO of the largest ATSILS in Australia, former CEO with Bourke AMS, Bila Muuji Regional Consortia, and now the CEO of Dubbo, Gilgandra and Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service.
Phil has qualifications in Business and Management, Justice and Policing, is a Justice of the Peace and ran in the 2019 State Election as an Independent Candidate for the seat of Barwon.
Phil has also recently finished his Masters Degree in Business and is the current Chairperson of the NSW AH&MRC and Chairperson of Dreamtime Housing, Director with the Rural Doctors Network and a Director with the Justice Reinvestment Project, Maranguka at Bourke.