Although born in Broome, Desmond ‘Des’ Hill is a Miriuwung man whose mother was taken away as part of the stolen generation.
Des has worked for several local organisations in the East Kimberley over many years. He is currently a Chief Executive Officer of Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation and Director at the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service. He was previously the chairperson of MG Corporation, on the board of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Ltd, worked for the Kimberley Land Council in the early years of Mabo and as a teacher.
Des is a strong leader and has worked to address the social and economic challenges for Aboriginal people for many years. He is keen to see the Indigenous-led vision of Empowered Communities come to fruition, particularly the five social norms of the East Kimberley.