Phillip Naden is a proud Aboriginal descendant of the Gamilaroi people from North Western NSW near Coonabarabran. 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 Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) in Australia, former CEO with Bourke AMS, Bila Muuji Regional Health Consortia and now CEO of Dubbo, Coonamble and Gilgandra Aboriginal Health Service. Phil also Managers a local Gym, Dental Clinic, works in the Out of Home Care Space and operates a Fully functional funeral home.
Additionally, Phil is the Chairperson of the NSW AH&MRC, Chairperson of Dreamtime Housing, a Director the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO) and Director with Bila Muuji Regional Health.
His qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Business and Management, Justice and Policing, he is a Justice of the Peace and ran in the 2019 NSW State Election as in Independent Candidate for the seat of Barwon.
Phil was an Aboriginal Advisor, Partner Investigator and Researcher on the Lowitja Institute funded National Career Pathways project, and is a published author to this project and recent appointment as an Adjunct Professor with Charles Sturt University.
Phil is also married with 5 kids and has three grandchildren.