SEQICC Volunteer Board
Nancy is a Torres Strait Islander woman with extensive knowledge and experience in Indigenous community cultural development, and the retailing of Indigenous art and craft. She has been involved in the arts industry since 1992, promoting arts industry development in Queensland. Nancy is committed to empowering Indigenous artists and enabling them to access opportunities. Nancy is the founder and Director of Bamaga Productions working with governments, business and the community sector to deliver a wide range of cultural events.
Kathryn Potter is a Kamilaroi woman entering her 6th year in business as the Managing Director of Physiotherapy Innovations Pty Ltd commercialising the product Therabubble. As an experienced Physiotherapist, who has worked in the public health service for 16 years, Kathryn was well positioned to co-design Therabubble, a respiratory medical device used by Physiotherapists to help patients clear their lungs and improve ventilation.
Kathryn has successfully scaled the business from a small partnership operation to the proprietary limited company that continues to expand its international presence today. Therabubble has already been a game changer for hospital and health services across Australia and New Zealand and with international patents, Physiotherapy Innovations will continue to export further afield in 2020. Physiotherapy Innovations is proudly Supply Nation Registered.
Whilst expanding the business Kathryn sits on multiple boards and committees advocating for Indigenous health and Indigenous economic development. Namely the Logan Hospital Close the Gap Committee, The Australian Physiotherapy Association Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee, The Central Queensland University Physiotherapy Course Reference Committee and is a member of The Australian and New Zealand Indigenous Women in Business Leadership Group. Kathryn is also both a mentor and mentee with Indigenous Business Australia – Strong Women, Strong Business and Indigenous Allied Health Australia
Kathryn enjoys working from multiple platforms to help people and to give back to the Indigenous community wherever possible. Her work was recently recognised when awarded from the Queensland branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association for her contribution to Indigenous Health in 2018. Furthermore, her business won a major category award for Community Contribution in 2019 at the Logan Business Distinction Awards. Kathryn is the regional coordinator for Logan Black Coffee and looks forward to meeting members at the different Black Coffee events.
Leesa is the owner of Iscariot Media Pty Ltd, an Aboriginal creative agency specialising in digital and creative solutions.
She is a small business and digital trainer and educator. She is a Queensland Government Digital Champion (2016) and was awarded Griffith University’s Outstanding Entrepreneurial Alumnus in 2019.
Leesa has been involved in South East Queensland Indigenous community organisations since the early 1990s. She has been a business owner since 1994. Leesa brings a broad range of knowledge and skills from a range of areas including academia, education and social media.
Delvene Cockatoo-Collins is a Quandamooka woman and artist who lives and works on Minjerribah – North Stradbroke Island, operating her business ‘Minjerribah Art Studio and Cottage’. Based in a studio and retail store in Goompi – Dunwich, and open to the public everyday, Delvene’s products and services include commissions, public art, talks, workshops, licensed stationery, ceramics, small sculptural works, and hand printed homewares.
Recent highlights include, Reconciliation Action Plan Artwork for the Star Entertainment Group, ‘Eugaries’ Public Art Place marker for Mooloomba – Point Lookout, Artwork for Fish Lane light boxes for ‘Shared Connections’ public art program with Blaklash Projects for Brisbane City Council, Ceramic Coolamon for the Queens Wharf Time capsule May 2019, and Redlands Coast Branding Strategy.
Recurring themes across Delvene’s artwork and expressions are the stories of her family’s lived experiences on North Stradbroke Island, her responses to images and texts related to her family, the relationship to her great-great grandmother, through a body of work, titled Six Generations, Traditional mat making techniques, and the use of clays and pigments found across Quandamooka including the islands and mainland around Moreton Bay.
Delvene is the designer of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Prizewinners Medals, Commemorative Medal, the large inflatable Migalu, which featured in the Opening Ceremony and the costumes for the medal presenters.
FAMILY: Roma Pregarc is a traditional owner from South East Queensland with strong connections to Yuggera/Ugarapul/Jagera, Turrbal, and Wangeriburra/Mununjali/Kombumerri/Gugungin. She actively works to achieve positive social and economic change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
BUSINESS: She is the founder/sole director of Scope Solutions. Her qualifications and experience encompass nearly four decades in management, governance, tourism, hospitality, events, and Aboriginal art and craft. She is a consultant for various community, business, educational and government organisations, as well as a Justice of the Peace.
ACADEMIC: She is a University Tutor, Guest Lecturer and Elder in Residence for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health course, and also delivers Management and Leadership courses at various Universities and Primary Schools.
Charlie Jia was the founding president of the SEQICC in 2006. He has been actively involved in Indigenous business sector development for over two decades. Charlie is co-founder of CJ’s Island Pizza on Stradbroke Island and Karma Lifestyles a business consultancy firm. Charlie currently works with the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health in Men’s Health.Charlie is current the Secretary. For enquiries please email email@example.com
Kieran Shirey is a Koori from the Biripi nation. He has been involved in the Infrastructure Asset Management industry since 2003. He is the managing director of LOGiT Australia, proving software and advisory services for asset intensive organisations to improve productivity and decision making capacity. He is a Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) for the international standard ISO 55001 and graduate of the MURRA Indigenous business master class program (Gen 8).
SEQICC Board Honour Roll
Karen Seage is a Nunagal, Quandamooka women from Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island. At 26 Karen earned a degree in graphic design and has worked in the print industry since. Karen is the franchise owner of Snap Underwood specialising not just digital print work, but also Indigenous graphic design and web design.
Murray is the founder and Managing Director of Tagai Management Consultants. Tagai MC is a dynamic management consultancy company with intimate knowledge of Supply Chain and Procurement processes, Change Management, Community Development and Stakeholder Engagement practices focused on improving our clients profitability, growth and overall sustainability within Australia and the Asia/Pacific region.
Murray has worked for over 20 years within strategic and operational roles within the public and private sector.