Executive Staff

Matthew Burns

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Burns is the CEO of Taungurung Land & Waters Council (TLaWC) and a Taungurung man.  He is also a Director of Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations and Goulburn Valley Water Corporation and an elected member for the metropolitan region on the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria, the body which operates as the voice for Aboriginal communities across the state, representing them in the next phase of the Treaty process.

Chris Marshall

General Manager

Chris has been part of TLaWC management since July 2016. Prior to that he served for a time as an Independent Director on the TLaWC Board.

He has worked with Aboriginal people across Australia for many years and was the founding CEO of Native Title Services Victoria (now First Nations Legal and Research Services).

Chris has a Masters degree in Administrative Leadership (UNE) and tertiary qualifications in Aboriginal Studies (Adelaide) and Community Work (Darwin).

Sherryn Antonopoulos

General Manager

Sherryn is a proud Taungurung woman with a long history of involvement in Taungurung cultural activities.

Prior to taking up a management role with TLaWC, she was for a couple of years a member of the TLaWC Board and was in 2019 elected as Deputy Chair of the Board.

Sherryn brings very strong corporate management experience to her role and is responsible for all field operations, including all staff and activities out of the TLaWC Alexandra office.