Scott McCartney

Chief Executive Officer, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria

Scott has had extensive experience in start-up and small to medium enterprise development. His goal at Kinaway is to not only maintain the momentum of the Chamber but deliver on current and future projects as well as strategic objectives. His skills involving establishment and growth of strong partnerships, problem solving, and development of team culture makes him the ideal selection to leading the team at Kinaway!

Scott is a proud Aboriginal man, a descendant from the Wotjobaluk people in the Western Region of Victoria. He and his family have relocated back home to Victoria after spending the last 10 years in Western Australia.

Scott is driven by the need to develop the Aboriginal business sector in Victoria. Scott says “The path to true self-determination is ensuring that as Aboriginal people we participate at all levels in the economy”

Damien Foley

Business Development Manager

Working with Scott is Damien Foley our Business Development Manager. Damien has worked extensively with small and medium businesses throughout his career. Damien began his career as an accountant and has owned various businesses himself. He has been invited to sit on numerous boards, committees and roundtables based on his experience working with and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business. Equally, Damien has had experience dealing with buyers and their procurement processes. It is through this experience that Damien truly understands what it is to be the owner and operator of an Aboriginal business as our Kinaway members do. Damien’s role is to improve and develop businesses for growth to enable procurement from buyers.

Damien is a Gumbaynggirr man raised on Dungahatti country in Kempsey, NSW. He is currently undertaking a part-time MBA at Melbourne Business School, where he previously completed the Murra Program.

Damien wants his legacy to be ‘to create a better world for our children’s children’. Where the development of the Victorian Aboriginal business sector is an investment in business with purpose.

James Brown

Economic Broker

New to the Kinaway Team is James Brown our Economic Broker.

James grew up on the Tweed Heads (Bundjalung country) and is a proud Aboriginal man, a descendant of the Gamilaraay people. He joins Kinaway from a professional sporting background having played football (soccer) professionally for domestic A-League teams and teams internationally along with representing Australia at all youth levels.

Currently, James is completing his Bachelor of Business (Sport Management and Economics) at La Trobe University and is determined to apply the skills learned from his previous career with his tertiary education to procure economic opportunities for Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. James has experience in Indigenous community engagement, strategic planning, problem-solving and economic innovation.

James is an Economic Broker with Kinaway and is tasked with building procurement opportunities and facilitating support for Victorian Indigenous businesses through providing support, advocacy, networking opportunities, and working partnerships to Indigenous businesses. James looks forward to contributing to meaningful, sustainable, and systemic economic progress within the Indigenous community.

Liam Medina

Administration Asssitant - Membership Coordinator

Liam is a non-indigenous student studying his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at RMIT University. Liam was previously working with Kinaway Member Bunjil Energy as an intern before starting with Kinaway. Liam aims to develop as a professional as well as develop important business management skills. Liam's passions include Material Sciences, Data management and Renewable Energy Sources.

Liam is Kinaway's general administration assistant and Membership Coordinator. Liam's duties include looking after and assisting members with general enquiries as well as data collection and management. Liam is the first point of contact for Indigenous Business Owners wanting to become Kinaway members.