Nigel Browne LLB, MAICD


Nigel is a descendant of the Larrakia and Wulna peoples. His traditional Country encompasses the lands and waters of the Greater Darwin Region including Darwin & Bynoe harbours, Shoal, Adam and Chambers Bay, Cox Peninsula, Vernon Islands, Adelaide & Mary Rivers, Acacia, Cape Hotham, Fogg Dam, Humpty Doo & Koolpinyah Stations and Djukbinj National Park.

He is the current CEO of the LDC, having served as a Director on the board since 2005 and Chair from 2010 to 2013. Nigel studied at Northern Territory University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2001. Other professional roles include Crown Prosecutor (ODPPNT), Aboriginal Lands (SFNT), and Policy Adviser (Chief Minister’s Office).

Nigel is a Director at The Healing Foundation, Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation, Aboriginal Area Protection Authority, National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, AFLNT and Menzies School of Health Research.

He has served as a Patrolman with NORFORCE and is a serving Legal Officer RANR.

In August 2011 Nigel was announced as the National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year, in recognition of his advocacy, representation, and contribution to Larrakia people. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.