Jo Nicol

Jo originally came from Runanga on the South Island of New Zealand and has lived and worked in Katherine and the wider region for the past 28 years. Jo has undertaken various administrative and community development roles in Katherine, on remote communities and on cattle stations.

Jo is a volunteer on several committees including Katherine Regional Arts, the Barunga Festival Committee and the Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre. She is keenly interested in education, health, the arts, cultural maintenance, environment, community development, capacity building and youth development. Jo considers herself fortunate to be surrounded by a rich culture and strong women who have educated and nurtured her to enjoy a vibrant life supported by a deep appreciation of the arts.