Karen Milward

Yorta Yorta - Chair, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

Karen owns and operates Karen Milward Consultancy Services with extensive consulting experience and networks across Australia. Karen is a Yorta Yorta woman who was born and raised in Melbourne. Karen is a strong advocate for developing culturally appropriate solutions to the issues confronting Indigenous people that empower individuals and communities so they can confidently and effectively move forward.

Kerry Arabena

Meriam - Vice Chair, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

Professor Kerry Arabena wears many hats and facilitates multiple roles in the Indigenous Health and International Ecology space. Her experience and capabilities provide Kinaway with incredible depth and insight into community needs and facilitating effective change.

John Burgess

Gurindji - Treasurer, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

John is a Gurindji man and has an extensive career in the marketing, advertising and communications industry which brings great practical abilities to the Kinaway board for small to medium sized business owners. John owns and operates; Little Rocket, a creative, marketing agency based in Collingwood and works with allot of Indigenous businesses across a wide variety of industry.

Matthew Everitt

Taungurung - Board Member, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

With a combined 18 years of industry experience, Matthew is owner and director of Dreamtime Art who are trusted advisors for Indigenous arts & Culture. Proven to morally and respectfully navigate the Indigenous cultural landscape relating to the arts influencing social and organisational change through strategic execution via education, awareness and communications through licensing, leasing, sales, commissioning and project management.

Brian Stevens

Gurnaikurnai - Board Member, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

Brian's consulting work is designed to strengthening cultural partnerships though workshops, facilitation, mentoring, coaching, training and carrying out reviews and evaluations of community programs to build bridges and break down barriers.

Brian's years of experience within the public service and within community is invaluable to the Board's regional footprint and strategic effectiveness.

Denni Fransisco

Wiraduri - Board Member, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

is a proud Wiraduri woman who has had extensive experience working across national and multinational organisations, including those in South Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She understands the complexities of balancing business outcomes with the real need to build and nurture our communities.

Denni is committed to helping build indigenous capacity in all forms of the business landscape.

Sean Armistead

Nungar, Potaruwutj - Padthaway (Ngarrindjeri) Board Member, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

Sean Armistead is a Ngugar man and Sodexo’s General Manager of Indigenous and Community Engagement and owns several Aboriginal businesses including Outback Tea and Coffee Company. Sean has an extensive background in Indigenous employment and has been a national presenter and consultant providing advice to corporates and community organisations on Federal/State policy. Sean is committed to creating and promoting economic outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Judith Ahmat

Gunditjmara - Board Member, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

Judith is a proud Gunditjmara woman who has been living and working in the North East of Victoria since 1991. Judith is a Director of Watnanda Consulting Pty Ltd which is based in Wodonga. For over 30 years Judith has been actively involved within the Aboriginal communities she has lived and worked. She has served on Boards, committees, and working groups to achieve outcomes that have a social and economic impact. Judith is dedicated and passionate about advocating for rural and regional Aboriginal people to have a voice, opportunities, choices and to support them to strive towards their aspirations.