Wesley Aird (Chair)
Wesley works on solving problems so that Indigenous Australians can become genuine participants in the real economy. His primary work is with the resources sector in companies in the management of native title and cultural heritage and also in the development of initiatives for Indigenous employment, training and business.
A founding Director and Executive Director, Business Development & Innovation of Regional Economic Solutions (RES), Leann is a matrilineal descendent of the Bidjara and Kara-Kara peoples in central and central western Queensland who has an intimate knowledge of her heritage and connections to country. Her passion for her people has resonated with the broader community and has seen Leann appointed to regional, state and national boards, including the A&TSI Healing Foundation, the Queensland Divisional Advisory Board of the Australian Red Cross and YWCA Queensland.
Leann is a former long-term senior public servant, has been a finalist in the Queensland Telstra Business Woman of the Year and has been the recipient of a Queensland Centenary Medal. She has recently been re-appointed as the Indigenous Fellow at Bond University and actively promotes, through her extensive public speaking engagements, her passions in cultural heritage, woman’s rights, education and economic development. Leann also has cultural ties to her South Sea ancestry.
Julie-ann Lambourne is Torres Strait Islander woman with connections to Mabiaug Island and Erub (Darnley) Islands.
Julie-ann is CEO and founding member of enVizion Group Inc, an Indigenous owned and operated business utilising cutting edge technologies to complement traditional practices delivering meaningful and creative solutions.
enVizion’s establishment in January 2013, with organisation growth staff; assisting more than 9,000 people to see beyond limitations and realise their potential.
Julie-ann’s experience over 20 years of State and Federal Government in education, employment and training; including working in Social Services in homelessness, social welfare and youth services. Julie-ann’s areas of expertise include community development, social engagement, cultural mentoring, innovation, project management which translated to the development of programs within the framework of community and individual capacity building, including use of advanced technologies.
Julie-ann is passionate in development Indigenous businesses and leaders; and working with marginalised people to overcome adversities.
With extensive experience in stakeholder relations, governance and strategy Kyl Murphy has held senior executive roles in State and Federal government and worked in academia, the media, private sector, and in cross-sector partnerships. She has led complex major projects on social policy and community services reform, regional development and organisation change; was founding Director of the Ideas Festival; and served as National Program Manager Community Cultural Development at the Australia Council. Kyl holds a Masters of International Business and Marketing (QUT), and is a graduate of the INSEAD Executive Program and of the AICD Company Directors course. Kyl is currently the State Director and Company Secretary for the Committee of Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).