Meet the Team

The idea was born out of the Murra Indigenous Masterclass Program delivered by Melbourne Business School, where a group of likeminded business people combined experience and passions to develop a business that would provide supply and service solutions to Corporate, Government and Private Enterprise.

Adam Williams

CEO

Adam is a Wiradjuri man who grew up on Darug land and now resides in Quandamooka country. Adam has a graduate degree in Business and Education, through the Koori Centre at Sydney University. Adam was awarded the Charles Perkins Memorial award for study, and also a founding member of the University of Sydney Indigenous Games committee. 


Adam has an established career in FMCG and Pharmaceutical products gained over 25 years in this industry. He has launched successful brands and developed sales strategies for large and small business. In 2018 completed the Murra Indigenous Masterclass program and is proud to be part of Supply Aus and its direction.

Jolleen Hicks

Director

Jolleen is a proud Ngarluma & Yindjibarndi Aboriginal woman who is committed to empowering Aboriginal people; Aboriginal communities; Aboriginal organization’s; and Aboriginal businesses to achieve self- determination.


Jolleen holds a Bachelor of Laws from University of WA and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the University of NSW and is a recent graduated of Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass at Melbourne Business School. Jolleen has previously worked as a Lawyer; Approvals Advisor; Facilitator; Cultural Trainer; and Associate Lecturer. Jolleen is the founder and Managing Director of Aboriginal Insights, a business that offers professional cultural training that is in demand from all sectors, with a specific focus on Aboriginal Engagement and Building Confidence. 


Jolleen is a Director of Mawarnkarra Health Service since 2013, a Member of various Advisory Groups including the Pilbara Aboriginal Voice;6718 Yandi for Change Leadership Table; and Telstra’s WA Regional Advisory Council.

Dion Devow

Director

Dion is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander man with Aboriginal heritage that stems from Palm Island in Northern Queensland and Darnley Island in the Torres Strait. On Dion’s father’s side, he is Manbarra and he and his family are Traditional Owners of the Palm Island Group. 


Dion is also a Traditional Owner for the area in and around Ingham North Queensland and descends from the Bada-Bada Warragamy people and is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people of Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Dion holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Education and has worked extensively across health, justice and business across the country. Dion was the 2018 ACT Australian of the Year. He was awarded this honour due to his outstanding service to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Business community. 


Dion is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Darkies Design an Indigenous clothing label and Yerra, a small ICT company. Dion is the ACT representative of the Indigenous Business Council of Australia.

Shawn Andrews

Director

Shawn Andrews is a descendant of the Mununjali people of South East Queensland and the Palawa people of Tasmania. Shawn is a graduate of Monash University with a Bachelor Education and Sport and Outdoor Recreation, recently graduated Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass at Melbourne Business School and is currently a MBA Candidate at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.


Shawn has held positions across National Australia Bank, Melbourne Grammar School and Indigenous Accountants Australia. He is currently the director of Indigicate, Australia’s leading majority Indigenous owned education company. Shawn is a highly respected Indigenous educator, renowned public speaker and keynote presenter, a thought leader and passionate advocate for equality. 


Shawn’s life and career has been shaped by his commitment to educate Australians with the truth about Australian history and the desire to demonstrate that Indigenous Australian culture is sophisticated, strong and beautiful.

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