The Board of Jabiru Kabolkmakmen Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Marinella Faggion as its CEO with effect from 5 October 2020.

Marinella has been a key member of the Jabiru Kabolkmakmen management team since the company’s inception, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer.

Marinella is an engineer by profession who brings a wealth of project management expertise to the role. Marinella has lived in Jabiru since 2018 and is well known within the community.

Marinella has made an immense contribution to the work of Jabiru Kabolkmakmen to date, most notably in developing the Jabiru Sub-Lease Allocation Plan and coordinating and providing analysis on remediation and housing issues in Jabiru. We are confident Marinella will maintain the collaborative leadership style whilst providing consistency and continuity for our stakeholders.

Marinella will take over from inaugural CEO Stefan Hladenki, who has led the company with distinction as it established itself as a key stakeholder driving planning for the future of Jabiru. The Jabiru Kabolkmakmen Board wishes to thank him for his dedicated service and pays tribute to the outstanding progress made to date in progressing the Jabiru Masterplan.

Upon conclusion of his secondment, we are pleased Stefan’s involvement in Jabiru will continue in his new role of Director, Future of Jabiru and Kakadu within the Department of the Chief Minister.

I ask that you join with me in wishing both Marinella and Stefan every success in their new roles as we seek to ensure a smooth transition for Jabiru from a mining town to an indigenous led tourism and government services town.