Seasoned Business Professional
Business executive with broad experience in management, sales, marketing and financial management in large and small businesses. Most recent role as CEO in not-for-profit business support organisation working with major buyers, SMEs and Government, often working with Indigenous business owners. Past IBA consultant and volunteer with Community First Development (ICV).
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. In 2019 I set up a Not For Profit company in Tenterfield NSW. In December 2019 I was successful in having the community MAKERSPACE registered with ACNC. The organisation is MAKE IT Tenterfield INC Currently President of this group focusing on community arts and craft and wellbeing, passing on cultural traditions of bespoke arts, crafts and community workshops. Ethics, integrity and compliance are a cornerstone to setting up and maintaining community funds.
Audit, Finance, Accounting, Risk, Greenhouse and Energy, Fraud and Quality strategist
I have vast experience in the area of audit, risk, finance, accounting, academic and governance both in profit and non profit organisations of various sizes from listed, public, local government and corporations. This covers both national and in the international scenes, particularly Asia Pacific regions. I do have qualifications in corporate governance, Greenhouse and energy, Finance and accounting, fraud, financial planning (SMSF), Audit (Big 4) , Risk, Quality and academia. I have great passion for rural communities particularly of indigenous where my skill set is, in my opinion, most needed. My goal is to be able to demonstrate that Aboriginal communities can emulate other successful societies and business enterprises in the traditional ways with creative influence and innovation. I can be used as an effective tool in this endeavour for the benefit of the common causes and entrenched values.
Experienced Director on Indigenous Boards and advisor
Experienced Director on Indigenous Boards and board advisor for over 20 years on successful ORIC corporations and Indigenous economic boards, past significant & successful business owner, experienced Chartered Accountant. Strong governance experience with Indigenous clients and focussed on outcomes for all stakeholders. Strong organisational turn around experience with positive long term sustainable achievements. Vast Australia wide experience in regional & remote areas as well as Capital cities. Enjoys travelling and working in regional and remote areas. Family connections throughout rural and regional Australia.
Experienced commercial and NFP director
- Executive Chair, ANSON Management Consulting Pty Ltd - Executive Director, Tune in Digital Pty Ltd - Chair, Phoenix Support & Advocacy Service - Chair, WA Chapter of Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA WA) - Non-executive Director, Learning & Attentional Disorders Society (LADS) - Graduated top of class in Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from Curtin University (Dux, Distinction) - Graduated top of class in Graduate Certificate in Management from RMIT (Dux) - Bachelor of Arts in English and Fine Art with Honours from UWA
Wealth of Experinece
As a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the Indigenous environment in the NT since 1986 there is a great deal of experience particularly in assisting funded organisation to produce accurate reports for the Board, funding bodies and keeping ORIC happy. As part of a National organisation there is the ability to connect with subject matter experts in many fields.
Non-executive director with experience in aged care, retirement living, education, property, and procurement.
Karen 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.
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.
Dynamic, decisive and driven
Experienced chartered accountant currently working as a CFO in the ASX top 200. 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.
Victorian Bushfoods & Survival Plants Trainer & Consultant
I can help your organisation develop small businesses which compliment traditional lifestyles. As a non Indigenous man of Irish decent I see the World is interested in your traditional lifestyles. The elements are ongoing, I personally like to pick things up like they where only put there yesterday even if what we pick up has been wrongly hidden for years. I fully respect Traditional and Community Lore. I believe we all need each other to be stronger, healthier and happier. We can rebuild every positive aspect of your traditional lifestyle and work on appropriate commercial opportunities to help build the community and increase realistic culturally appropriate greater well being.
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.
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.
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 Member of Indigenous Board of Management with a strong background in cross-cultural and environmental management
I am passionate about working alongside Indigenous organisations to achieve socio-economic prosperity that promotes social cohesion and family well-being, develops community-based leadership, and inspires cultural confidence and integrity. I have experience working in Government, Private and NGO sectors. 6+ years of Senior Executive experience on cross-cultural boards of management. 23+ years’ experience in Indigenous affairs and conservation land management. Good political intuition, collaborative negotiating style, broad cross-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral stakeholder networks and entrepreneurial solution broker. Strong commitment to creating positive workplace cultures and high performing teams.
Experineced CEO and Non Executive Director
10 years Executive experience working in the Aboriginal Corporation sector, Fellow of the Governance Institute, ASA (CPA Australia) Fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries, Member Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Executive with significant experience in management consulting and leadership in Aboriginal Corporations and NFPs
Bbus MAppMgt(Hlth) MBA FCHSM Management consultant with considerable industry experience in business strategy, healthcare operations and social impact. I have held leadership and strategy positions within not-for-profit organisations and government agencies in Canberra, Perth and Brisbane. As a descendant of the Wardandi Noongar (Aboriginal) people, I am personally committed to self-determination, reconciliation and Aboriginal economic development.
Extensive board experience, Finance, Health, Services and Aboriginal Corporations
Engineer with finance and IT consulting experience with IBM and later as an independent business improvement consultant. Many years of director level experience in publicly funded bodies, working with federal and state government departments and Ministers. Director and Treasurer for Technical Aid for the Disabled (SA) Inc 1980 to 1983 Treasurer, Board Chairman and President of Wangaratta Base Hospital 1993 to 1998 Management Committee Member, Age Concern Albury-Wodonga 2010 to 2015 Director, Lifeline Albury-Wodonga 2011 to 2015 Director, Treasurer Health Providers Alliance NT from 2016 2017 Independent Director, Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation from 2016 2017 Member Alice Springs Bushfires Regional Committee from 2016 2017 Member NT Government Mental Health Coordinating Group from 2016 to 2017 Independent Director, Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation from 2017 Employed part time by The Barossa Council as Project Officer, Barossa Community Men's Shed from 2017 Now partly retired in the Barossa Valley of SA.
Passionate about justice and reducing Aboriginal Disadvantage through enterprise
Retired General Manager Telstra with 38 years ITC and Corporate Governance experience, Specialises in Mentoring Aboriginal people and corporations to build self confidance and self dependence in diverse areas. I do not do things for ppl but if they want to learn to do it for themselves I will have a darned good go at mentoring and become a life long mentor and friend. Successfully ran bid, applied and won Remote Jobs Program in one remote WA Region. Established successful building bi=usiness in one community, Director of one Remote Community Corporation and mentor to two others plus personal mentor to several family groups and individuals. Teach IT and computers and networking , Experience in Native Title, Heritage and managing Pastoral stations and businesses. Particular passion to reduce Disadvantage through self enterprises, Reduce Aboriginal youth and Adult Suicide and advance the connecting of all parts of Australian society with Aboriginal people values and beliefs as best I can. Considerable (8 year) experience in Aboriginal business recovery, ORIC administration and forensic analysis and remediation of poorly performing Aboriginal Corporations, businesses and Pastoral leases.....That is what I enjoy.....Helping Aboriginal People achieve their own definition of success and healthy outcomes amid difficult times. Geographical location is never an issue.
Specialist in ILUA, Co-Management, Crown Land leasing and partnerships with government agencies
Specialist skills in Indigenous Land Use Agreements, Co-Management Agreements, Crown Land leasing, and National Park Leasing. Specialist expertise in commercial leasing in a Native Title context. This includes experience in the partnerships between government, the private sector and indigenous corporations. Over seven years experience in commercial legal practice and two years experience in Crown Lands within the South Australian state government. Seeking director roles for indigenous corporations outside of South Australia to avoid any potential for conflicts of interest that could occur from my full-time role within the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Previously undertaken studies in a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Certificate, in addition to Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design. Developing further relevant company director skills through current studies in a Masters in Business Administration.
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. In may instances, this has been to assist organisations to transform and recover from disputes and periods of special administration. I have also established and operated joint venture companies with Indigenous organisations in the delivery of the Community Development and Employment Projects (CDEP) program, and successor programs. My experience incluses helping Indigenous 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 workin on employment and community development programs, governance and leadership, program and financial administration. I ama amember of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. I am currently the National Manager for a large employment services provider and a director on two joint venture boards.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Manager Expertise & Development
I am an Aboriginal Management Consultant and business operator, involved in ISO Quality Systems, Management Accounting, Consultancy, and Social and Aboriginal Procurement Services business for nearly 20 years. We operate nationally. We 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 CDP 700 recipients, MUNS that employs over 100 Anangu people on the APY Lands and am a member of the SA Health Performance Council, SA Aboriginal Advisory Committee. Ive been an independent board member on a large Aboriginal corporation for nearly 11 years and we have grown the service to a nearly $20 m annual turnover from $6m. I'm an independent on the DMC and Funding Committee for a large Pilbara based Aboriginal Corporation. I'm also an independent director on the Rural Remote Mental Health Board and a member of the South Australia Aboriginal Advisory Committee. Also a Director and the Secretary of a large Aboriginal Aged Care Residential and CHSP service provider in SA.
Previous Director of Stores Licencing
Extensive Public and Private sector experience at Director level with a passion for retail, Indigenous health and service delivery to remote Communities. 30 years experience in business planning and Financial reporting. Currently COO Outback Stores.