iDiC Team

MICHAEL MCLEOD

CHAIRMAN & DIRECTOR

As the CEO and a founding Director of Message Stick since 2004, Michael’s career is inspiring. A road less travelled by others; his start began by assisting in the rehabilitation of others, working with the Illawarra Area Health Service as the Illawarra Aboriginal Health Officer, providing programs and workshops to Aboriginal communities from Helensburgh to Ulladulla.

Nominated for and working on a number of National Aboriginal Health Policy Working Parties, being directly responsible to the Federal Health…

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ADAM GOODES

CEO & DIRECTOR

Adam Goodes is a name synonymous with Great Australian Athletes. A professional football career that spans more than 16 years, he holds an elite place in AFL/VFL history. The now CEO of Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium (iDiC) is a person to watch.

In 2014, Adam was named the 2014 Australian of the Year; recognition for empowering the next generation of Indigenous role models and as an advocate for the fight against racism.

An Andyamathanha and Norungga man born in Wallaroo…

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DUG RUSSELL

DIRECTOR

Dugald’s twenty-year corporate experience in senior financial and CEO roles, both in Australia and overseas, led to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s leading foodservice business with annual revenues in excess of $560m and employing some 9000 people in Australia and New Zealand.

During his time as CEO, the business doubled in size and was judged to be in the “Top Ten Best Employers in Australia”, won the “Prime Minister’s Employer of the Year” award and was constantly a finalist in the “Prime Ministers Corporate…

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GEORGE MIFSUD

DIRECTOR

With over 25 years’ experience in Senior Executive Leadership roles, his working career has spanned the globe and is a success story to be shared. While employed with Compass Group, George thrived as the Executive Director, his main responsibilities included HR/IR; Risk Management; Health, Safety, Environment and Quality; and Media Relations.

George is a committed advocate of sustainable outcomes in the area of both Indigenous employment and Indigenous business. Under George’s leaders…

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KERRIE HOWARD

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Kerrie is a proud Gundungurra woman from NSW.  Kerrie grew up in the Hunter Valley relocating to Sydney in 1997 to pursue her career in Human Resources.

 

Over the past 20+ years, Kerrie’s career has developed with multinational and blue-chip listed companies in Hospitality and Facilities Services, Leisure, Business & Industry, Education, Defence, Health (Hospitals and Aged Care), Cleaning, Maintenance, Security and Laundry, Logistics, Supply Chain, Not for Profit, Recruitment, Finance and Contact Centre industries.

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BRETT GOODES

SA/NT MANAGER

Returning to his roots, Brett has relocated to Adelaide having been away from his traditional lands for many years. A proud Narungga & Adnyamathanha man born in Wallaroo South Australia, he is very excited to be working with and building the capabilities of our Indigenous Consortium Partners as our new State Manager.

With over 10 years’ experience working in community, mentoring and Indigenous programs, from strategic planning and application to grassroots level engagement. A real people person, he brings a real genuine relationship building approach to our team.

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