Steph joined the Board in September 2019. A Bidjara woman from Qld, Steph is a third sector leader with a career that spans government, community and NFP.
She has significant experience working with First Nations peoples in Australia and internationally. Steph is CEO of Community First Development, a Director of The Healing Foundation, and Member of the Charity, Philanthropy and Fundraising Advisory Group to the National CoVID19 Coordination Committee. Steph is also a recent judge for the Telstra Business Awards and Telstra Business Women’s Awards. She has qualifications in business and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.
Steph devotes considerable energy to her passion for the rights of vulnerable people. She is committed to social and economic equity and the principles of self-determination.
Brian joined the ARRCS Board in August 2021. He is a Director and Senior Wealth Adviser at JBWere, responsible for the provision of strategic financial and investment advice to not-for-profit and charitable organisations, including Native Title royalty trusts funds for Aboriginal communities.
Brian’s prior experience working within the Public Service focused on Indigenous health delivery and has a strong understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Brian also serves in the Australian Army Reserves and has experience in both domestic and international operations. He holds a Masters of Financial Planning, Bachelor of Business and has also completed the AICD course in Foundations for Board Directorship.
As a proud Torres Strait Islander, Brian is passionate about driving social progression and improved well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
Kristal joined the Clinical Governance Committee in August 2021. A descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri Nations, Kristal is a proud and passionate Indigenous business leader and owner who is expert at connecting people and moving them into action.
After building her own professional career and a multimillion-dollar consultancy business, today she channels more than 16 years of business expertise into helping others succeed. She has worked with global businesses and all levels of government to drive their supplier diversity efforts, helping them develop procurement plans, up-skill their teams and have a positive impact on their communities.
Kristal also wrote the first book published in Australia on Indigenous business procurement, Supplier Diversity How, which outlines five steps to supplier diversity.