IDA Executive officer

Lindsey Langford

Lindsey grew up in Alice Springs and has enjoyed a lifelong bond with the desert and its people. Lindsey has been working in Indigenous land management for the past decade and during this time has worked closely with native title holders to help them to set up and run Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) and Indigenous ranger teams. Lindsey was the first IDA coordinator and more recently has lead the transition strategy for the IDA, from an unincorporated body to a registered company. Lindsey was appointed the inaugural Executive Officer of the Indigenous Desert Alliance in July 2018.


Sam Doudle

Sam has been working in land management for nearly 30 years, including the landcare, agricultural and mining rehabilitation sectors. Over the last five years she has lived and worked with Indigenous land management groups in the APY Lands, Far West Coast native title area and the Spinifex, Pilki and Maralinga Tjarutja Lands. 

Sam has been part of the IDA in a Ranger Group Coordinator role for four years and played a lead role in organising and coordinating the first Southern Desert Ranger Forum at Ilkurlka in 2017.