In a long, diverse and always interesting career in the Indigenous Australian arts, culture and tourism sector I have worked for and with many different people and organisations in a wide variety of roles since 1986. More than twenty years of that has been providing consulting services. I have also worked in environmental education and ecotourism in Cambodia. Summary of consulting and projects.
My strength and passion is working with ethical SMEs and locally owned organisations to strengthen their businesses. Specialising in consulting services for social enterprises, not-for-profits, Indigenous organisations and individuals.
Services offered include, but are not limited to:
- Strategic/business/operational planning
- Feasibility Studies
- Marketing strategies and plans
- Product development & value adding
- Children’s books
- Tourism planning and development
- Social media
- Website planning and text
- Organisational reviews
- Governance training and capacity building
- Permaculture design
Points of difference
My expertise combines up-to-date experience of managing a vibrant social enterprise with a research background and strong theoretical knowledge. I also have an Australia-wide understanding of Indigenous arts and cultural sector and cultural tourism. As a manager/administrator/entrepreneur I have worked in business and delivered proven outcomes and as a consultant I have provided services and support to many organisations and people.
Key roles and organisations worked with
It’s been a privilege to work for/with most of Australia’s outstanding Indigenous art centres as both a manager (Warlukurlangu Artists 1986-88, Injalak Arts 1991-95 & 2013-18 and Bula’bula Arts 2001) and as a consultant. An edited list of art centres that I have facilitated business planning and marketing consultancies includes: Buku Larrnggay Mulka, Jilamara Arts, Ngukurr Arts, Erub Arts, Wik & Kugu (Aurukun), Babbarra Designs, Palngun Wurnangat – Wadeye Women, Ernabella Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Tjala Arts, Gab Titui Cultural Centre.
I have worked for and with remote community Indigenous art centres, peak bodies, cultural and ecotourism organisations, institutions, government and other consultants around Australia and in Cambodia since 1986.
Consulting roles include strategic/business planning; recruitment/HR; governance training; mentoring; reviews and assessments; supply chain analysis; feasibility studies; and change management andTorres Strait Regional Arts Development Plan for TSRA. These experiences have allowed me the privilege of working for and alongside some of the most outstanding managers and staff in the Indigenous arts sector.