EP 19: Why more companies are working with Indigenous suppliers
Companies are using their buying power to drive social change
Meet our speakers
Michael is a former champion Australian Rules footballer and inductee into the AFL hall of fame. After retiring from the Sydney Swans, Michael invested his leadership and team-building skills into establishing a property services company now known as ARA Indigenous Services. The company is at the forefront of driving education and opportunities in Australian Indigenous communities.
Laura was appointed chief executive of Supply Nation in 2015 after 20 years working in stakeholder management, risk mitigation and reputation management for government and the private sector. Supply Nation’s vision is for a prosperous and sustainable Indigenous business sector. Since Laura joined the organisation, spend in the sector has increased by 3,000 percent.
Robin is an experienced diversity, sustainability, innovation and supply chain manager, who procures billions of dollars worth of building services on behalf of JLL’s clients across the government and corporate sectors. Robin has a sophisticated understanding of supplier diversity, Indigenous engagement, ESG risk and corporate program development and delivery.