Experienced Consultant and Mentor to Aboriginal Corporations
I am an experienced Consultant and Mentor to Aboriginal Organisations. I have advised and provided hands on support to turn organisations around, implement corporate governance, identify risks and solutions, coaching and mentoring, designed and implementing reporting, as well as worked closely with the Board and CEOs to create strategies. I hold a degree in Business majoring in Accounting, Degree in Computing majoring in IT Management, Member of Australian Association of Practice Managers, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Computing Society and an Associate Certified Practicing Accountant. I am also a certified trainer.
Accounting & Management Support Specialist
Offering over 20 years experience in the accounting and management support environment with extensive experience in providing remote and outsourced services. Experienced with the development of internal systems, good governance, administration processes and accounting services aimed to maximise existing resources. Having established a well respected set of skills in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors in the areas for community services, community housing, disability support services, remote indigenous organisations and a variety of small to medium business enterprises. Able to communicate effectively with other Directors and contribute to / explain complex compliance issues. Experience with a variety of industries, business management, mining, tourism, governance and day-today operations.
Senior manager with 20 years experience in corporate and community roles
I started my career as a lawyer, moved into technology start ups, and business development roles before taking on a CEO position in the Not For Profit sector. Strong grasp of governance and risk management, business development, technology, training.
Environmental Professional Business Owner
I have lived and worked establishing land management and enterprise development businesses in an Indigenous Community. I now own a successful Environmental Consulting Business and I am keen to assist with the Governance and Community and Economic Development of an Indigenous Organisation. I believe I have the right skills, temperament and experience to provide quality advice and assistance to a Board. I am currently a Director of the NT NRM Board.
Qualified Professional Director
A qualified professional director and graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Certified Finance and Treasury Professional with FTA. Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Senior Associate of FINSIA. 10 years plus experience as a company director including ASX Member organisations, not for profit sector and private companies. Previous university lecturer in finance and economics. Currently employed as a Chief Executive Officer. Highly skilled in financial management. Exposure to Aboriginal Corporations registered under ORIC.
Aboriginal Accountant & Business Development Expert
I am an Aboriginal accountant, with fifteen years experience in Aboriginal affairs, mining, project management, financial reporting and taxation, and business development. I am a member of the AICD, and currently run my own small accounting firm with my partner, an Aboriginal solicitor, and ours is the only Aboriginal accounting firm in WA. I specialise in small business development and am also an ORIC administrator. My profile is also on linked-in.
Principal Lawyer with Indigenous governance, native title and Government experience
- Current Director of National NFP - Board experience, including as Chair - 11 years experience as an in-house lawyer for Government - significant expertise in Indigenous affairs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations and native title
Experienced Senior Executive working with Indigenous organisations
I have worked with numerous Indigenous organisations over many years in the areas of employment, community development, native title and land rights. This has included helping organisations to build their governance capacity, identify new business opportunities, improve their efficiency and navigate complex issues that can potentially impact on their standing in the community and with Government. I fully respect and appreciate the special place that Indigenous organisations have within their communities and the special roles that they often play that go well beyond their main business. I have been a Senior Executive within the Australian Government working in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. I am currently the Senior Project Director with the Multicultural Development Association.
Governance, strategic management and finance specialist
My experience in the indigenous corporate sector particularly with ORIC has provided me with specialist capabilities in governance related areas such as training and mentoring of boards and specialist assistance with compliance, financial and recruiting issues. I have visited and addressed boards on many occasions in relation to a wide range of governance issues. Strategic and business planning has also been a specialist area of my involvement. Setting up new corporations and developing/refining their rulebooks has become another core skill I have. I am currently employed as the Business Manager of the Pitjantjatjara Council Aboriginal Corporation on a part time basis. Immediately prior to this appointment I was the Regional Manager of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations in Central/South Australia from March 2011 until December 2015. My employment history consists of a range of positions supporting indigenous communities including Government Business Manager in and around Central Australia from February 2008 until March 2011. Also, senior management positions and consultancies in the indigenous sector were held dating back to the year 2000. I am a fellow of the institute of public accountants.
Experienced Chartered Accountant, Consultant and Mentor
I am a Chartered Accountant and Principal of the international accounting firm, RSM Bird Cameron. I operate out of our Riverina (Wagga Wagga) and Murray (Albury) Offices in regional New South Wales. I have specialised, since 1996, in the provision of dispute resolution, financial management, governance, debt advisory and restructuring related services. This has included: *Organisational reviews and developing remedial action plans; *Capacity building including restructuring organisations and implementing new governance models; *Mentoring, business plans and due diligence; *Investigations, examinations and fraud and forensic accounting; *Special Administrations under the CATSI Act; and *Funds Administration and Grant Controller roles. I undertake assignments across all of Australia including metropolitan, regional and remote areas. This has included Cape York, North Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and throughout the smaller communities within New South Wales. I am known for independent and pragmatic advice and my ability to resolve issues and disputes, deal with sensitive issues and identify (and then mitigate) key risks.
20 years of professional experience including a decade on NGO boards. Currently senior manager with Ernst & Young specialising is risk, governance and strategy advice. AICD Company Director Graduate.
Experienced and Qualified
I have worked in government and community services for many years. This has included employment and training services, youth services and health services. I have a trade and background in small business including running my own consultancy practice for just over seven years. I also have a strong background in government having worked in ATSIC, CRS Australia and The Department of Health and Ageing. My consultancy is now split between management work and mediation. On the qualifications front I have a trade certificate in telecommunications, and Bachelor of Business degree in accounting, a graduate certificate in public sector management and an MBA. My most recent qualification is a Graduate diploma in family dispute resolution. I also hold national accreditation in mediation (NMAS) and am an accredited family dispute resolution practitioner. In working with boards I am very keen to see wise and sustainable decisions that are based on good advice. I'll bring everything I have to offer and work hard to achieve good outcomes. I have worked for and with boards of community organisations since 1981 and am now looking to offer direct service through membership.
Independent Director looking for Challenges
I am an Aboriginal businessman that has worked with KPMG for 5 years and have operated my own consultancy business for nearly 15 years. I operate out of Adelaide South Australia. I have specialised, since 1996, in the provision of business management, corporate governance, business development and sustainability, trust and front of office management services, our business has also management heritage and cultural management services around several States. We have undertaken consultancy projects involving: *Organisational reviews and evaluations, quality reviews, investigations and business startups. We have been involved in administrative services and bookkeeping, implementing new governance structures; Provision of mentoring, business and marketing plans; *Investigations, examinations and fraud and forensic accounting; I undertake assignments across all of Australia including metropolitan, regional and remote areas. This has included the Pilbara, Kimberley and Goldfields of Western Australia, Torres Strait Islands, Northern Territory and South Australia, North Queensland, Victoria and other places. I hold current board positions in South Australia, QLD and Western Australia. I currently hold a Directors position in one of the largest Aboriginal owned service providers that employs nearly 100 Anangu people on the APY Lands and am a member of the SA Health Performance Council.
FCPA with 30 years experience in indigenous organisations
Accomplished Certified Practicing Accountant with extensive experience in senior financial and management roles with regional and remote Indigenous organisations enhanced by over a decade at Senior Executive level in the Commonwealth Public Service.
Previous Director of Stores Licencing
Extensive Public and Private sector experience at Director level with a passion for retail and service delivery to remote Communities. 30 years experience in business planning and Financial reporting.
Experienced Director: Accounting and Financial; Governance and Risk background
My professional experience is as an accountant in public practice providing financial, accounting and asset structuring advice to SME entrepreneurs; which I combined with extra- curricular activity in governance and risk management in various professional, educational and community organisations. I am a decision-maker, a collaborator and mentor - and I always prepare diligently for any meeting or activity undertaken in the execution of my roles and responsibilities. My attitude to those I work with (in any capacity) is to be tolerant, inclusive and respectful. I readily admit to any knowledge shortcomings and am committed to continuous learning (particularly where this can address any such identified shortcomings).
Qualified Accountant and Lawyer with 25 years experience in Indigenous Affairs
With over three decades of experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sector, I have highly developed skills in strategic thinking, complex problem resolution, and providing strong and effective leadership that builds high performing teams. I am an achievement oriented senior executive, who excels in a challenging environment where I consistently deliver high quality and timely outcomes. I am resilient and have a very sound judgement. I am especially interested in best-practice corporate governance processes. I have significant change management experience and have led a number of teams through the implementation of significant government reform agendas. I embrace the role of coach and mentor to build skills and capabilities of others and to support teams in complex and challenging environments.
Dynamic, decisive and driven
Experienced chartered accountant currently working as a CFO in the ASX top 100. This experience provides me with a wealth of knowledge on financial and governance matters as well as extensive business networks. As part of that role I sit on the Boards of several of financial services licensed entities giving me great familiarity with directors' duties and Board protocols. I am also the sponsor of an indigenous cadetship within my company and the co-convenor of an indigenous scholarship support group for Ormond College at Melbourne University.
remote community experience, financial counsellor and bookkeeper
Since 1996, I have been living and working on remot Aboriginal communitites across Australia. My experience is related to financial management, financial reconstruction, financial counselling. I have provided information and worked with Directors for several groups during the last 18 years. I am respected across the Aboriginnal communities that I have been involved with, and ethics and integrety are my personal framework.
I offer significant experience in the areas of commercial real estate, funds management, business management, finance and tourism combined with both directorship and governance skills. I am an active graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and have held directorships with not for profit and for profit companies. I currently hold a senior role in an ASX listed company. I have worked with commercial and community based Indigenous organisations (community development projects, health initiatives, Government lobbying) and have gained significant insight into the challenges and opportunities faced. I enjoy working with diverse groups and helping to build an organisation’s capacity to grow and prosper. I have a specific interest in Indigenous issues and organisations which look to bring change in the lives of people and their communities. I am confident I can make a positive contribution as member of your board.
Qualified, experienced, trustworthy.
Management experience within remote communities as well as in large corporate businesses. A proven commitment to mentoring and sharing knowledge. University qualifications in business and management at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Areas of interest: employment, education, efficiency and building community control. An Aboriginal woman with strong country, family and community ties.
I am a strong leader at senior administrative level with vision for definite goals and objectives, sound planning and implementation strategies and robust performance indicators to ensure the business viability of the Organisation.
I am a highly organised individual with outstanding communication skills and meticulous attention to detail. I have a track record of promoting business growth and significant experience of providing executive level support in the not-for-profit business. I have extensive knowledge of key issues like finance management, asset management, risk management, Information and Technology management and human resource management. I am an associate member of CPA and a member of AICD.
Indigenous researcher and community advocacy
Highly experienced in effectively engaging with regional native title and heritage protection bodies including Elders in Central Australia (SA and NT). Activities include community-based research, community governance, Australian language revitalisation, Elder advocacy, and community legal education. Professional background includes high level academic involvement (research trained) in ethical conduct, heritage protection, environmentalism, decolonisation, and impact assessment and planning. Many years experience in community education and activism in cultural heritage management. I publish in a range of places including academic journals, community newsletters, brochures and reports, online journals, books. My research interests are very closely connected to my community engagement activities. I am a long standing employee (working in the coal industry) and environmental/cultural critic of the impacts of minerals and energy resources across regional Australia.
Experienced governance and risk
I am an experienced executive in the health and social services sector and have worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for 20+ years. I have also worked in the Australian government for 10+ years at the executive level. I also sit on two NFP boards.
Non-executive director with experience in aged care, retirement living, education, property, and procurement.
Karen Schmidt is a respected leader with experience in property, procurement, and governance in the education, aged care, and public sectors. In her most recent executive role at Baptistcare, Karen was responsible for a broad portfolio that included retirement living, affordable housing, goods and services procurement, and strategic asset management of operations throughout Western Australia. She is an Independent Director of Ngarluma Ngurra Ltd, a public company that holds, develops, and manages land on behalf of the Ngarluma People in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, a member of the Murdoch Strategic Precinct Group, and is the Housing and Planning Policy Manager for Aged and Community Services WA. Karen is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an active coach and mentor, including for The Smith Family and the University of Western Australia student mentoring programmes. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours and a Master of Science from the University of Western Australia.