Our Team

Aden Ridgeway


Aden Ridgeway was born in Macksville in northern NSW in 1962. He is a proud member of the Gumbayyngirr people. His life has seen him rise from the treadmill of poverty and growing up on an Aboriginal reserve. His early experiences have resulted in strong family traditions and he is the very proud father of two adult sons and a younger daughter.

He attended boarding school at St John’s College, Woodlawn, and left in 1980. He has been a park ranger, court assessor, chief executive officer and federal politician

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    Harpreet Kalsi

    Executive Officer

    Harpreet comes from an extensive background of working with marginalised communities implementing successful and innovative health promotion programs, initiating systems change and knowledge management.

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      Tim Powell

      Managing Director

      Tim has 25 years’ experience working in journalism, politics, public affairs and marketing, and remains a hands-on consultant working on specific projects in both Cox Inall and Cox Inall Ridgeway.

      In 2007, Tim and Aden Ridgeway established Cox Inall Ridgeway with Tim taking on the Managing Director role.

      Tim is responsible for business strategy for both businesses and supporting team leaders on major projects.

      He remains a hands-on consultant working on specific projects in both Cox Inall and Cox Inall Ridgeway.

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        Yatu Widders-Hunt

        Yatu is a descendant of the Dunghutti and Anaiwan peoples of the Northern Tablelands of NSW. She has worked in the Australian Public Service and for a number of media outlets, across issues of Indigenous Affairs, mental health and sustainability.

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          Hayley Ward

          Senior Consultant

          Hayley has an extensive background of working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector in New South Wales (NSW). Specialising in the area of Quality, Accreditation and Governance.

          Hayley has worked closely with Aboriginal Medical Services throughout NSW in order to support them through the process of accreditation across a number of quality frameworks for both Clinical and Organisational accreditation.

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            William Trewlynn

            William is a proud Aboriginal man with traditional ties to the Kamilaroi and Dunghutti Nations of NSW.  William was born in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, which has the largest population of Indigenous people in Australia.

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              Jasmine Sarin

              Communication Consultant

              A proud Kamilaroi and Jerrinja woman of NSW, Jasmine has almost a decade of experience working in the Aboriginal community controlled health sector. Jasmine has extensive experience working in Aboriginal tobacco resistance and control across NSW and is also an emerging Aboriginal artist, graphic designer, and founder of NSW based business JS Koori Designs.

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                Summer May Finlay

                Summer is a Yorta Yorta Woman who grew up in Lake Macquarie near Newcastle. She has worked in health at the National level and has strong professional connections across the country in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service sector.

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                  Catherine Wood

                  Catherine has a background in planning and implementing community engagement programs with Aboriginal communities in NSW and nationally. She has worked extensively with Aboriginal community controlled health services, government and non-government agencies, specialising in health promotion, community consultation, communications and research.

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                    Jeremy Worrall

                    Jeremy was born in Sydney in 1993, his family is from Emmaville, Armidale home of the Ngarabal people of Inverell. Jeremy is a proud member of the Kamilaroi nation.
                    Jeremy works as a graphic designer, he has worked on many Indigenous projects with groups such as WEAVE, Head space and the womens healing circle in Redfern. He is currently studying a Bachelor of 3D Arts and Animation and is working on the creation of his own video game in his spare time.

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