Our Board

An advisory Board of Indigenous and non-Indigenous members, all leaders in their fields of speciality, oversee the strategic business operations of Bama Services.

David Stewart

David Stewart B.Sc., B.E, FIFEAust, FTSE, MAICD


David is a civil engineer with 35 years’ experience managing operations in the construction and mining industry, throughout Australia and Internationally. He was previously Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Leighton Holdings Limited, the parent company of one of Australia’s major project development and contracting organisations. David provides invaluable advice, guidance and contact to Bama Services; and his experience and expertise are second to none.

Richie Ah Mat

Richie Ah Mat


Richard (Richie) Ah mat was born on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. His mother is a Wuthathi woman and his father was a Yupungathi man. Richie worked for Comalco (now Rio Tinto Alcan) for 27 years and was the Aboriginal man to hold the position of President of a Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union Lodge. Richie is the Chairman of the Cape York Land Council, a non-executive director of Cape York Partnership and a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council.

Duncan Murray

Duncan Murray


Duncan started his career as a lawyer and investment banker, but for the majority of it has been a CEO and COO level operator in the public and private company sectors, as well as the private equity and not-for-profit industries.

Fiona Jose

CEO Cape York Partnership

Fiona Jose is the CEO of Cape York Partnership, an Indigenous organisation driving a comprehensive reform agenda improving the lives of Indigenous families in the Cape York region.

Fiona oversees 12 entities and businesses under the Cape York Partnership including the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, two schools anchored in Indigenous culture, the Cape York Leaders Program, and Bama Services, a landscape and construction company. She joined Cape York Partnership in 2010 where she held senior management positions following more than 15 years of experience in management, business development, and government relations in aviation and education. Fiona is one of eight First Nations leaders driving structural change through the national Empowered Communities initiative. She is a Council Member of the National Museum of Australia, has been awarded the For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award at the Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Awards, and named Queensland Not-for-profit Manager of the Year by Australian Institute of Management.

David Jones


David is Executive Director of VGI Partners, a global listed equities absolute return fund. David spent seventeen years in private equity (1994-2011), as Managing Director at CHAMP Private Equity; Executive Director and Country Head of UBS Capital and a Division Director at Macquarie Direct Investment.

Mark Mackay BE Civil (Hons), MBA, GAICD


Mark has held numerous senior management roles in the transport and construction industry throughout Australia. He currently holds the role of Executive General Manager, Transport Projects for Downer Group.

Mark is a focussed and strategic thinker with an analytical approach to problem solving. He intimately understands the challenges and risks of growing a business like Bama Services and is always available to provide guidance and support.

Lisa Siganto

Board Member

Lisa Siganto has worked in the impact economy for almost 20 years, supporting and investing in social entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Through her consultancy, Shorebirds, she has facilitated a number of large-scale partnership projects that create social impact. She is the Chair of White Box Enterprises, QUT ImpaQt and Asylum Circle.

Lisa was the founding QLD Director of Social Ventures Australia, where she was responsible for a hub of more than 60 social enterprises and profit-for-purpose businesses. Formerly, she was a Partner in consulting at Deloitte and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Lisa has an MBA from Harvard University and an Engineering Degree (Honours) from the University of Queensland.