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Our team

 

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Cavanagh

A Taungurung person from Victoria, Anthony’s career spans over 30 years working in recruitment, training, operations and community services in both the private and government sectors. Before taking over from founding Ganbina CEO, Adrian Appo OAM, in 2013, Anthony held senior management roles with the Chandler Macleod Group and Worktrainers. Earlier in his career, he worked with Human Services Victoria in residential care facilities for disadvantaged and displaced children and young people. Anthony has served on various Boards including as Chair of Mitchell Indigenous Education Group and as a member of the Mitchell Community Health Service and the Meadows Youth Foundation. He has a Diploma of Business and holds qualifications in Quality Management, Risk Management, Workplace Safety and Environmental Management.

The Board

Chair: Sean Armistead
Joined 2015

Sean Armistead, Potaruwutj Padthaway, is an Indigenous executive with experience in strategy & innovation across corporate, government and Indigenous community sectors. He is currently the General Manager of Indigenous and Community Engagement with Sodexo Australia. His previous experience includes the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, CareerTrackers, Hewlett Packard, KPMG and Crown Resorts. Sean is a nationally engaged speaker at conferences and forums, speaking on Indigenous employment, business, start-up and programs. He is also the Director and Founder of the 100 per cent Indigenous owned businesses Outback Tea and Coffee Company and Outback Hub Digital Business Solutions.

Deputy Chair: Kyra Bonney-Galante
Joined 2018

A Guburn (Kupurn) woman, Kyra is the General Manager Indigenous Strategy at Chandler Macleod. In 2017, she was presented with the Telstra Women in Business Award for the Corporate and Private sector, Queensland. Kyra has worked for BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Leightons, Downer EDI, Thiess, Careys Mining and Ngarda. She won the Chamber of Minerals & Energies Outstanding Woman in Resources Award in 2014 for her contribution to the resources industry.

Treasurer: Edward Waller
Joined 2017

Ed is a Senior Investment Manager at Yarra Capital Management, one of Australia’s leading independent fund managers. As a member of the firm’s investment team, he is responsible for equity research and analysis of banks, diversified financials, infrastructure and utilities securities. He is also is a Co-portfolio Manager of the Yarra Real Assets Securities Fund. Formerly Ed was an Investment Manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He has a BA in Commerce and a BA in Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne.

Secretary: Timothy Warwick
Joined 2017

Tim is the Assistant Principal at Gowrie St Primary School in Shepparton. Earlier in his career, he taught Legal Studies and Humanities at Wanganui Park Secondary College. Tim is widely regarded for his work in pioneering a number of important Indigenous education and cultural awareness strategies which have been launched in schools across the Murray Goulburn Valley region. He is a Director of Boundless Organisation and was the Project Co-ordinator for the Kaiela Dhungala First Peoples Curriculum. Tim holds a Bachelor of Law/Arts from the University of Queensland.

Member: Dean Jarrett
Joined 2015

Dean is a Gumbaynggirr-Gureng Gureng-Boonthamurra person. He is a Principal Partner of professional services firm, Global Professional Services International; has lectured at UTS, UWS and Macquarie University on management and Indigenous topics; and held board roles relating to Indigenous health, employment, land rights, social enterprise and economic development. Dean has a Masters in Management and was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2015. He is a PhD Candidate (UTS Business School), focusing on Indigenous Australian and American Indian entrepreneurship and supplier diversity.

Member: Kevin Moore
Joined 2018

Kevin is the Manager of Indigenous Community Business at RMIT in Melbourne, responsible for managing Indigenous business partnerships and relationships. Earlier roles at RMIT include Manager, Planning and Operations of RMIT’s Ngara Willim Centre which supports Indigenous people who work and study at RMIT; and Senior Advisor, Community Engagement. Kevin has a BA in Kyinandoo (Indigenous Studies). He is a member of RMIT’S Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Employer Advisory Committee and the Education Research Group.

Member: Chris Schultz
Joined 2018

Chris is a Consultant at Allens, one of Australia’s leading commercial law firms. He retired from full time work in 2017.
Chris had been a partner for over 30 years, practising in environmental and land use legal issues.
He is also a director of Earthwatch Institute in Australia. He has a BComm / LLB from the University of Melbourne.

 

Over 91% of Ganbina participants complete Year 12
(National Indigenous average = 61.4%)