While FAS is a relatively new company, our team has over 20 years’ experience in the management of native title trusts. Through compliant administration and the development of innovative technology, we’re improving our services and leading the industry to deliver a more efficient native title trust distribution service for future generations.
We’re currently the Pilot Partner for Custodian Community software. Custodian Community is trust administration software designed specifically for the Native Title Trust industry. Since onboarding the Yugunga-Nya People’s Trust (YNPT) to the software, the uptake has had a dramatic impact on member engagement and ultimately improved access to programs for everyone.
During his 20 plus years specialising in native title trust funds, Phil has not only improved the lives of indigenous community members, he’s improved the whole native title trustee industry. Throughout his career he has worked at some of Australia’s largest trust fund management companies and taken on board the best practices from each.
Phil was the first person in Australia to develop a dedicated native title trustee service within a licensed trustee company. Since then, Phil has continued to develop business models, insurance products, and technology applications that improve the delivery of trust benefits to traditional land owners in a compliant and economic way. He has engaged with over 20 community groups throughout Western Australia and South Australia, and is known for his friendly and fair approach to trust distribution.
“By improving the whole native title trustee industry we can truly change lives. Not just for today’s community members, for all generations to come.”
Be it assisting with trust distribution applications for individual members or arranging community meetings for Trust Advisory Committees, Claire keeps everyone organised and informed. With over 40 years of administration experience, Claire has professionally and courteously dealt with a range of different cultures across a broad range of industries including local government, accounting, financial planning, and even dental health. It’s all helped to create a broad understanding of the many layers of community management and planning.
As a grandmother herself, Claire understands the importance of family and generational needs. Her ‘can do’ attitude and fairness is greatly appreciated by community members.
“The gratitude received when we help a member get assistance for their father, daughter or any family member in need makes you realise the importance of what we do.“
Mili has specialist native title knowledge gained during her 11-year stint at the National Native Title Tribunal where she worked predominantly in public affairs and project management roles in the Tribunal’s principal office. She was also engaged as a consultant to the state government and has worked directly with traditional owner groups and their corporations, assisting them with policy development and development of governance structures.
She has extensive experience in comprehensive community consultation and engagement, and project planning and delivery using culturally appropriate communication. She has a BA in Politics and a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University.
Having lived in regional Western Australia, Mili understands the problems and difficulties people in regional and remote communities face in accessing services they need.
Allan's passion for indigenous business development and ability to recognise opportunity and drive positive change has influenced numerous lives and businesses throughout Western Australia. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor, a Master of Professional Accounting, a qualified financial planner, and holds a qualification from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has worked in the financial planning industry since 1983.
On several occasions throughout his career, Allan has successfully negotiated with Australia's biggest mining companies for and on behalf of traditional land owners. He helped establish one of the country's largest indigenous employers and has partnered with Federal Government for the implementation of new indigenous training programs. He has also been an active board member for schools, not-for-profits, indigenous foundations and corporations.