The Island Industries Board (IIB) is an unfunded not for profit Queensland Government Statutory Board which is registered as a charity by the Australian Taxation Office. It operates under the auspices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984. The IIB trades as the Islanders Board of Industry and Service (IBIS). The role of IBIS is to provide good quality, nutritious food to the communities of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula (Cape York) Regions at the lowest possible prices. IBIS currently operates 20 retail stores in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area (NPA).

In 2002 the IIB was restructured and a new Board was appointed. This new Board was structured to provide the organisation with a mix of professional business experience and representation of the people of the communities it serves.

When this new Board took over the organisation was in serious financial distress with large debts and very poor trading results. The Board was given the task of revitalising the organisation and bringing it to a position where it was able to carry out its mandate whilst ensuring it became financially viable.

To this end the Board appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and instructed him to examine, in detail, the operations of the organisation and to develop best practice systems and processes that would bring IBIS back to profitability. This has been achieved with the added benefit that IBIS now has sophisticated processes in place that have been designed to operate effectively in remote areas.

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Island Industries Board

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