Maganda Makers Advisory Circle

Maganda Makers Advisory Circle

The Maganda Makers Business Club is supported by a group of people who are passionate and intentional in their desire to see Kimberely Indigenous Women build wealth through business, as a means to drive social and economic transformation across the Kimberley.

The Maganda Makers Advisory Circle meets quarterly to review progress and success stories of the business club and to offer their advice and support on seeing KIW in business flourish further.

Katina Law 

Chair | Director

Derby-raised, from Worora and Walmajarri families, Katina is an executive with over 30 years’ international experience in financial and general management roles.

​Katina is also the co-founder and director of two award-winning Indigenous businesses, IPS Management Consultants and Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils.  She is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Yandal Resources Ltd and DGO Gold Ltd.  She is also on the board of headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Katina has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UWA, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has an MBA from London Business School.

​As an Angel Investor and entrepreneur, Katina has developed and invested in several businesses, as well as mentored Indigenous business people to grow their influence in Australia’s economy.

Cherie Subisado 

Consultant | Facilitator | Trainer

Cherie Sibosado is a Nyikina and Bard woman from the West Kimberley region of Western Australia and is the Founder of AKO Consultancy.  Cherie has over 20 years experience in community leadership, management, governance, development and services, 10 years in facilitation, training (non-accredited) and mentoring; and holds a Diploma in Leadership & Management.  

Cherie’s wealth of knowledge and expertise extends across a broad range of community sectors, including Economic & Business Development, Social Enterprise, Social Justice, Disability & Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Community Housing, Welfare, Family Violence, Early Childhood Learning & Development, Women, Children & Youth, Education, Employment and Training, Leadership & Governance.  

Through her work, Cherie is passionate about working strategically and collaboratively across the community to increase long-term and sustainable social impact for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

Pat  (Mamanyjun) Torres

Writer | Artist | Illustrator | Educator | Bush Tucker Specialist | Djugun/Jabirr Jabirr Elder

Pat Torres has family connections to Djugun, Yawuru, Nyul Nyul, Bard, Jabirr Jabirr and Ngumbarl people in and around the Broome region, West Kimberley. She is a writer, artist, illustrator, educator, Bush Tucker specialist, and most significantly a Djugun/Jabirr Jabirr women Elder and Custodian of her ancestor’s cultural stories and connection to country.

Pat is the Founder and CEO of Mayi Harvests, which promotes sustainable native produce. She is also a Director, of the first bushfood organisation in the West Kimberley region known as the Gabiny Plum Harvesters Co-operative Ltd in Broome, WA.

Pat’s cultural and heritage knowledge was recognised in 2019 year with the awarding of a local Broome ‘Kullarri NAIDOC Award for a Lifetime contribution to Culture and Heritage.’

“Aboriginal people have a place, and they should not be marginalised or excluded. We are not a primitive people. We care deeply for, and respect, our Country and carry a strong sense of responsibility and custodianship”

https://jarndutoursbroome.com.au/
https://www.mayiharvests.com.au/

Clare Wood

Founding Director of social enterprise Enterprise Partnerships WA (EPWA)

Clare uses a trauma-informed and decolonising approach to enterprise development, which promotes economic inclusion whilst fostering connection to country, culture and language. Clare is an Occupational therapist with a masters in Narrative therapy and Community work, with over 15 years of experience working in community development and mental health settings, in particular in first nation communities in the Kimberley.

Clare explores innovative and creative approaches to community-led solutions to mental health concerns via enterprise development. EPWA facilitates women to hope, dream and build leadership and entrepreneurial skills with a focus on the health and wellbeing of their families and communities. Clare currently works with the communities of Balgo and Kalumburu and assists women to establish the partnerships and networks required for enterprise development.

http://www.epwa.org.au/

Geoff Haerewa

Derby Shire President and Director Sandgeo Pty Ltd

As a long term resident of Derby and business owner for over 20 years, Geoff has a strong understanding of the socio-economic dynamic across the Kimberley region. Geoff believes his time spent as a business owner equipped him with the tools to understand the importance of the economy as it contributes to the social outcomes for the community. 

Geoff has been actively involved in organisations that complement his business activities and give him exposure to the broader view of how economic and community development must work cohesively. In the past decade, some of his involvement in the community includes contribution in a volunteer capacity to organisations such as Derby Chamber of Commerce, Derby Squash Club, and Derby District High School.    

In his role as the Derby Shire President, Geoff is required to work with a wide cross-section of people and organisations to identify real needs and possibilities to progress the Kimberley region. Geoff would like to see the Kimberley region develop through structured processes of consultation that are transparent, efficient and ultimately enable development to occur within regulatory frameworks in a timely manner. 

About his contribution to the Maganda Makers Advisory Circle, he quotes: 

“The Kimberley is fortunate to have a number of opportunities across diverse industry types such as tourism, mining, pastoral and aquaculture. It is important that each of these sectors is enabled to develop to their full potential and I feel a hugely important element in achieving this is to ensure clear and open communication at all levels to address matters as they arise.”

Katina Law 

Chair | Director

Derby-raised, from Worora and Walmajarri families, Katina is an executive with over 30 years’ international experience in financial and general management roles.

​Katina is also the co-founder and director of two award-winning Indigenous businesses, IPS Management Consultants and Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils.  She is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Yandal Resources Ltd and DGO Gold Ltd.  She is also on the board of headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Katina has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UWA, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has an MBA from London Business School.

​As an Angel Investor and entrepreneur, Katina has developed and invested in several businesses, as well as mentored Indigenous business people to grow their influence in Australia’s economy.

Derby-raised, from Worora and Walmajarri families, Katina is an executive with over 30 years’ international experience in financial and general management roles.

Katina is also the co-founder and director of two award-winning Indigenous businesses, IPS Management Consultants and Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils.  She is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Yandal Resources Ltd and DGO Gold Ltd.  She is also on the board of headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Katina has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UWA, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has an MBA from London Business School.

​As an Angel Investor and entrepreneur, Katina has developed and invested in several businesses, as well as mentored Indigenous business people to grow their influence in Australia’s economy.

Cherie Subisado 

Consultant | Facilitator | Trainer

Cherie Sibosado is a Nyikina and Bard woman from the West Kimberley region of Western Australia and is the Founder of AKO Consultancy.  Cherie has over 20 years experience in community leadership, management, governance, development and services, 10 years in facilitation, training (non-accredited) and mentoring; and holds a Diploma in Leadership & Management.  

Cherie’s wealth of knowledge and expertise extends across a broad range of community sectors, including Economic & Business Development, Social Enterprise, Social Justice, Disability & Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Community Housing, Welfare, Family Violence, Early Childhood Learning & Development, Women, Children & Youth, Education, Employment and Training, Leadership & Governance.  

Through her work, Cherie is passionate about working strategically and collaboratively across the community to increase long-term and sustainable social impact for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

Pat  (Mamanyjun) Torres

Writer | Artist | Illustrator | Educator | Bush Tucker Specialist | Djugun/Jabirr Jabirr Elder

Pat Torres has family connections to Djugun, Yawuru, Nyul Nyul, Bard, Jabirr Jabirr and Ngumbarl people in and around the Broome region, West Kimberley. She is a writer, artist, illustrator, educator, Bush Tucker specialist, and most significantly a Djugun/Jabirr Jabirr women Elder and Custodian of her ancestor’s cultural stories and connection to country.

Pat is the Founder and CEO of Mayi Harvests, which promotes sustainable native produce. She is also a Director, of the first bushfood organisation in the West Kimberley region known as the Gabiny Plum Harvesters Co-operative Ltd in Broome, WA.

Pat’s cultural and heritage knowledge was recognised in 2019 year with the awarding of a local Broome ‘Kullarri NAIDOC Award for a Lifetime contribution to Culture and Heritage.’

“Aboriginal people have a place, and they should not be marginalised or excluded. We are not a primitive people. We care deeply for, and respect, our Country and carry a strong sense of responsibility and custodianship”

https://jarndutoursbroome.com.au/
https://www.mayiharvests.com.au/

Clare Wood

Founding Director of social enterprise Enterprise Partnerships WA (EPWA)

Clare uses a trauma-informed and decolonising approach to enterprise development, which promotes economic inclusion whilst fostering connection to country, culture and language. Clare is an Occupational therapist with a masters in Narrative therapy and Community work, with over 15 years of experience working in community development and mental health settings, in particular in first nation communities in the Kimberley.

Clare explores innovative and creative approaches to community-led solutions to mental health concerns via enterprise development. EPWA facilitates women to hope, dream and build leadership and entrepreneurial skills with a focus on the health and wellbeing of their families and communities. Clare currently works with the communities of Balgo and Kalumburu and assists women to establish the partnerships and networks required for enterprise development.

http://www.epwa.org.au/

Geoff Haerewa

Derby Shire President and Director Sandgeo Pty Ltd

As a long term resident of Derby and business owner for over 20 years, Geoff has a strong understanding of the socio-economic dynamic across the Kimberley region. Geoff believes his time spent as a business owner equipped him with the tools to understand the importance of the economy as it contributes to the social outcomes for the community. 

Geoff has been actively involved in organisations that complement his business activities and give him exposure to the broader view of how economic and community development must work cohesively. In the past decade, some of his involvement in the community includes contribution in a volunteer capacity to organisations such as Derby Chamber of Commerce, Derby Squash Club, and Derby District High School.    

In his role as the Derby Shire President, Geoff is required to work with a wide cross-section of people and organisations to identify real needs and possibilities to progress the Kimberley region. Geoff would like to see the Kimberley region develop through structured processes of consultation that are transparent, efficient and ultimately enable development to occur within regulatory frameworks in a timely manner. 

About his contribution to the Maganda Makers Advisory Circle, he quotes: 

“The Kimberley is fortunate to have a number of opportunities across diverse industry types such as tourism, mining, pastoral and aquaculture. It is important that each of these sectors is enabled to develop to their full potential and I feel a hugely important element in achieving this is to ensure clear and open communication at all levels to address matters as they arise.”

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Natasha Short

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