Indigenous Business Advisory Group

The voice of Indigenous businesses is critical in the ongoing growth of the sector. Supply Nation’s Indigenous Business Advisory Group provides a forum for feedback and collaboration. This year the group will continue to develop solutions to assist our members and suppliers to do more business together.

The Indigenous Business Advisory Group brings strong voices and experience to the table to help inform and drive a better understanding of the issues impacting the Indigenous business sector.

The Group welcomes input and feedback from across the sector, if you would like to contact the Indigenous Business Advisory Group to raise an issue or ask a question, please email us via ibag@supplynation.org.au

Member representatives are comprised of Registered or Certified Suppliers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

  • Shane Kennelly

    Kennelly Construction

    Chair

    Shane Kennelly

    Kennelly Construction

    Chair

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    Shane Kennelly, Managing Director of Kennelly Constructions and First People Recruitment Solutions, is a proud Bundjalung man with over 20 years of experience in owning, managing and operating enterprises.

    He is a practical and skilled executive with demonstrated success and experience in leading and building sustainable growth for businesses across the defence, telecommunication, construction, resources and energy sectors. Shane has a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Sydney University and a Masters of Business from the University of Western Sydney.

    Jane Tittums

    Naanda Australia

    Deputy Chair

    Jane Tittums

    Naanda Australia

    Deputy Chair

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    Experienced Aboriginal businesswoman, Jane Tittums established Naanda in 2009 and then joined forces with Pilbara business owner Ian Bright in 2018.

    Jane has more than 30 years experience in owning and operating her own businesses, 20 years experience as a certified trainer/assessor and 8 years experience in HSE – Health Safety and Environment. Jane has excellent, first hand understanding of how things work in the mining, oil and gas, private and government sectors.

    Dwayne Good

    Inspire Travel Management and In Travel Group

    Dwayne Good

    Inspire Travel Management and In Travel Group

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    Dwayne Good is the Managing Director of Inspire Travel Management, a large-scale travel management company with the technology, capability, systems and people to manage some of the largest travel programs in the country.

    As Australia’s newest travel management company Inspire Travel Management has got off to a soaring start by securing long term contracts with some truly iconic brands that include names such as Cbus Superannuation, Australia Post and ATCO Australia.

    Dwayne is also the Founder of In Travel Group, a well-established boutique agency providing personalised travel management services for small to medium sized companies and non-profits.

    Daniel Motlop

    Something Wild Australia

    Daniel Motlop

    Something Wild Australia

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    Self-proclaimed foodie, Daniel Motlop became General Manager and part-owner of Something Wild Australia in 2016.

    As a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander man, Daniel is passionate about promoting the ethical, sustainable and permitted use of native Australian ingredients.

    With a focus on engaging and supporting Indigenous foragers and suppliers, Daniel has become an advocate for educating consumers on the ethical harvesting of these products. He hopes that the current trend spotlighting Indigenous food will help build a sustainable industry that is respectful and beneficial to Aboriginal communities and Traditional Land Owners.

    Raymond Pratt

    DICE Australia

    Raymond Pratt

    DICE Australia

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    Raymond Pratt is born of proud Western Arrernte heritage. Ray is the director of DICE Australia and associated companies which include Dice Contracting, Dice Renascent and AlphaDice.

    Ray pursued his early dream of becoming an electrician and spent many years working in remote Australia which eventually led to the creation of DICE over a decade ago in Darwin. A 100% Indigenous owned electrical contractor, DICE is a leading service provider in electrical contracting, smart energy, and construction.

    Troy Rugless

    PSG Holdings

    Troy Rugless

    PSG Holdings

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    Troy founded PSG Holdings in partnership with Shane Jacobs in 2011. Troy’s Indigenous heritage is from the Wiradjuri
    people who were the first inhabitants of central western NSW.

    PSG Holdings is an established construction company specialising in commercial, industrial, government,
    defence and education projects. With over 150 employees nationally and an annual turnover of $60 million, PSG Holdings has demonstrated its ability to successfully deliver large scale commercial projects and prides themselves on gaining repeat business through customer satisfaction.

    Murray Saylor

    Tagai Management Consultants

    Murray Saylor

    Tagai Management Consultants

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    Murray Saylor is a procurement and sustainable community specialist and a Torres Strait Islander from Darnley Island (Erub). Murray is the founder and Managing Director of Tagai Management Consultants.

    Murray is a passionate business owner, procurement specialist, trainer, mentor and community leader with over 20 years of diverse government policy, procurement, supply chain management, program management, security and intelligence and community development experience in the Government (Australia) and commercial sector (Rio Tinto and AngloAmerican Coal).

    Rachelle Towart

    Pipeline Talent

    Rachelle Towart

    Pipeline Talent

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    As an Indigenous woman with a powerful personal story of the effectiveness of leadership development, Rachelle Towart has elevated awareness of the importance of Indigenous leadership and governance capacity to the national stage.

    Renowned for her warmth, vision and ability to build support for ideas, Rachelle thrives working at the intersection of two worlds, working with Indigenous communities and leading Australian organisations to achieve tangible outcomes.

    Carol Vale

    Murawin

    Carol Vale

    Murawin

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    As a businesswoman and social entrepreneur, Carol Vale brings to her work insights and experience in understanding the commercial and cultural value that embedding cultural diversity and gender equity for Indigenous women can bring to organisational development and growth.

    This insight stems from a career that spans almost three decades in government and more recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Murawin, a successful consultancy Indigenous business. Murawin diversified their focus in 2016 to establish Game Enough? which brings to the market Australian game-meat and native plant flavoured products. Carol has recently established The Morning Sky Project which is a Social Change Project and has a key focus on economic empowerment and providing entrepreneurial opportunities for Indigenous young people and women.

For further information about the Indigenous Business Advisory Group, please refer to the Terms of Reference.

View the 2018 Indigenous Business Advisory Group here.