Milsom on the move

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce CEO Tim Milsom.
Fremantle Chamber of Commerce CEO Tim Milsom.

Mr Milsom, a resident of East Fremantle, will finish up at the chamber at the end of October after a four year stint to pursue a job working with indigenous communities in Onslow in the State’s north.

He said he had taken up a role with the Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation (BTAC), an indigenous community that owns the native title rights in Onslow and aims to improve the community’s wellbeing.

‘Some of the things I should be working on are quality aged care, protection of cultural heritage, improved wealth and wellbeing, better housing, improved education and to create opportunities to participate in employment and training,’ he said.

‘What I’ve been asked to do is to come up with a range of programs which will support those imperatives.

‘It is a really challenging role that I’ve been offered and one that if we get it right will make a real change to people’s lives which is why I really couldn’t turn it down.

‘I want to do as much good for the community as I possibly can.’

Mr Milsom said he ‘loved every minute’ of being at the chamber.