Alistair Ferguson is the Executive Director of Maranguka and on the Executive Committee of Just Reinvest NSW. For the last ten years Alistair has been the Chairperson of the Bourke Aboriginal Community Working Party. In 2008, Maranguka – an overarching strategy to ensure the community’s ongoing well being – emerged as the operational arm of the Bourke Aboriginal Community Working Party. Justice reinvestment is a core component of the Maranguka initiative. Alistair’s position of Executive Director has been funded by the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and the Dusseldorp Skills Forum. Key to Alistair’s community development is the belief in seeing communities truly empowered and taking responsibility for their own issues and plight. In 2015, in recognition of 20 years of work for his community in Bourke, and in particular for his leadership on the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project, Alistair received the Aboriginal Justice Award at the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW Justice Awards.