Empowering Indigenous economic development & entrepreneurship
July 10th, midday - 3pm, Redfern, Sydney, Australia
Meet our speakers
Where? Redfern, NSW Australia
Date: July 10th 2015
Time: midday - 3pm
Venue: 107 Projects Community Space, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
Cost: $25 per person
Maximum participants: 120
Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, New Zealand's Minister for Maori Development and Associate Minister for Economic Development, Co-Leader of the New Zealand Maori Party and Member of the New Zealand Parliament for seat of Wairiki. Mr Flavell has a specific focus on building Maori economic development strategies and is a significant supporter of building capability and capacity to enable and empower Maori to succeed in all aspects of the New Zealand and broader global economies.
Shane Phillips, CEO of Tribal Warrior. Shane Phillips is an outstanding community leader and respected spokesperson for Aboriginal Australians. Shane is passionate about the importance of empowering Aboriginal people and is a dedicated contributor to a range of community organisations. He has cultural connections to the Bunjalung, Wonnarua, and Eora peoples. Shane is a former winner of the NSW section of Australian of the Year.
Matthew Tukaki, CEO and Founder of EntreHub.org, Chair of Deakin University CSaRO and Chair of Sustain Group. Matthew is a Maori originally from New Zealand who has been based in Australia for nearly fifteen years. He is the former head of the world's oldest and largest employment company in the world, Drake International and was Australia's Representative to the United Nations Global Compact from 2010 - 13 where he represented business and industry. In 2013 UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon appointed Matthew to the governing board of the UNGC. He has been Chair of Deakin University CSaRO and the Pacific Energy Corporation since 2011 and is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia. Matthew hails from Matakana Island in New Zealand and is of Ngai Te Rangi descent. He is a former Director of the Board of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.
Nareen Young, Non-Executive Board Director, Business Leader and diversity advocate. Nareen is a successful business executive who has held senior leadership roles in business, industry and community. Nareen led the Diversity Council of Australia as its CEO and has made a significant contribution in getting more women and more Indigenous people into senior leadership roles. Nareen is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Indigenous Business Australia, Netball Australia and Chair of Groundswell Arts NSW. In 2010 Nareen was named as one of the twenty most influential "Female Voices"
Laura Berry, CEO of Supply Nation. Laura was appointed as the new CEO of Supply Nation in Mat of 2015, having been involved with the organisation since its inception. Laura has held a number of senior executive leadership roles with some of Australia's best known brands including Qantas. Supply Nation is Australia's Premier business to business membership body dedicated to developing the power and capacity of indigenous owned, managed or operated business. To date that focus had led to some impressive business activity within its membership group including more than $160 million in transactions and $166 million in contracts. Supply Nation currently has more than 170 members and 345 accredited suppliers.
Dr John Hewson. John is an Australian economist, company director and much respected business leader. He is also a former politician having led the Liberal Party of Australia from 1990-94 and as the Federal Member of Parliament for the Seat of Wentworth between 1987 - 1995. John is a former Director of Macquarie Private Bank, has been Dean of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and Chairman of General Security Australian Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd. John is a current Director of the Board of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and has been a strong advocate for Indigenous economic empowerment and entrepreneurship for many years.
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