Charles Prouse

Director, The Benevolent Society

Charles Prouse is a Nyikina man from the Kimberley, Western Australia. He is currently Managing Director of NyikBar Consulting, a 100% owned and operated First Nations consultancy specialising in supplier diversity and project management Charles previously led Lendlease Australia’s Indigenous procurement program. He has held the roles of CEO of Supply Nation; CEO of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy in Redfern; and Manager of the NSW Indigenous Employment Program with DEEWR. He has worked in the Kimberley Land Council and Native Title Services Victoria to promote Caring for Country programs and was involved in the early establishment of the national Indigenous Ranger network. Charles has also served as Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC). He brings deep experience in Community Capacity Building, Indigenous entrepreneurship and Indigenous Governance to the board.

Director since 10 August 2015