Working with the Community
A secondee’s story in the West Kimberley, 2015. Video by Qantas.
Key partner organisations in the region include the following:
- KLC – Kimberley Land Council
- KRED Enterprises
- Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre
- Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation
- Nyamba Buru Yawuru
Communities supported include Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Fitzroy Crossing, and Lombadina.
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Prior to joining Jawun, Glenn had a distinguished career working with some of Australia’s largest corporates. He has vast experience in management, including running his own businesses for five years, in excess of 11 years banking with Westpac and NAB and running Telstra store teams across 3 states. Glenn joined Jawun 6 years after having completed a secondment in 2009 working alongside the Archer Point Trust in Cooktown.
In 2015, Glenn was appointed as the Regional Director for Jawun’s Cape York operations supporting the Indigenous communities of Cape York. In June 2017 he was appointed to the role of Jawun’s General Manager, Regions, supporting the local leadership in East and West Kimberley, North East Arnhem Land, Cape York, Goulburn Murray, Central Coast NSW and Central Australia. In 2019 Glenn was appointed General Manager Finance & Administration for Jawun; and in 2022 Glenn became General Manager Regional Investment.
Glenn is an avid learner holding a number of qualifications including a Bachelor of Accounting and an Executive MBA, which provided him the opportunity to study overseas in four countries.
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Pepita Wilson is a Nyul- Nyul, Kija and Miriuwong Gajerrong woman of the Kimberley region and grew up in Beagle Bay. Pepita has worked with North Regional Tafe for nearly 10 years in the Aboriginal Training service space. She has worked with trainees and apprentices, community organisations, and service providers to support community and economic development for the West Kimberley. More recently as the Employment and Training coordinator for the Jobs and Skills centre Pepita has actively supported Aboriginal workforce development for the local area. She worked with the employment sector and industry to support Aboriginal people, people with disability, and young people transitioning from high school to gain employment and/or training.
Pepita is a highly motivated person that is driven to be involved with the progress of self-determination for Aboriginal people and is keen to be part of breaking down disadvantages and barriers
Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.
- Indigenous-led enterprise in West Kimberley
- Empowered Communities in three regions in 2017
- West Kimberley Economic Development Agenda
- Improving Safety and Skills
- Kimberley Land Council Cultural Enterprise Hub
- Reshaping the Future for Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation
- Supporting the Establishment of Beagle Bay Futures Indigenous Corporation
- Supporting the Kimberley Land Council