Cox Inall Ridgeway is a specialist Indigenous communications, policy, research and project delivery agency based in Ultimo, Sydney on land of the Eora nation.
Established in 2007, Cox Inall Ridgeway was born of a partnership between Gumbayyngirr man and respected Aboriginal leader Dr Aden Ridgeway and Managing Director of Cox Inall Communications Tim Powell.
Our leadership team’s experience and comprehensive understanding of Indigenous issues combined with expertise in executing specialist strategic public relations, communications campaigns, program development and research mean Cox Inall Ridgeway is Australia’s leading Indigenous affairs consultancy.
Cox Inall Ridgeway’s approach is to operate between the silos of government, corporates and communities in order to deliver stronger partnerships and better results for all parties.
Our goal is to facilitate and enable, strong and durable relations between Indigenous peoples, governments and corporations, through the range of work that we do.
We see ourselves as ‘tightrope warriors’ traversing the space between governments, corporations and Indigenous communities, to achieve lasting and meaningful outcomes.
To achieve these outcomes, our business has developed the following five pillars which govern our work across all sectors.
1. Responsible Engagement
This means developing and owning responsible and sustainable engagement practices.
2. Knowledge Connection
Recognise and value Indigenous traditional knowledge as being central to thinking, decision-making processes and how business is conducted.
3. Employment based outcomes
Employment can provide greater opportunity for engagement, but incentives for individuals to become involved may be needed. For example, staff community and change programs, community familiarisation visits or targeted staff secondment arrangements are good practical investments.
Monitor, Research and Evaluation. On-going action learning and measuring outcomes from projects and programs.
5. Celebrate the stories
There are many positive stories of projects and programs occurring across the country. It is important to celebrate the achievements and projects of our clients.