Cox Inall Ridgway has a strong leadership team who are passionate drivers of our business but who are also hands on in the delivery of our projects.
Cox Inall Ridgeway works under the cultural and strategic leadership of its co-founder, Dr Aden Ridgeway. Aden is a proud Gumbaynggirr person and well-known Aboriginal leader.
Dr Aden Ridgeway
Aden oversees all of CIR’s projects and is a respected mentor to our team, clients and communities. He also provides high level strategic and policy advice to clients, leads critical meetings and works in direct partnership with our communities on the ground.
He brings a creative approach to problem solving and driving solutions. He was the first
Indigenous person to be selected as a juror at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and has led proactive projects, including the development of Augmented Reality Aboriginal
storytelling app ‘Ngarandi.’
Aden is also supported by two Directors who manage our projects and team day to day.
Harpreet Kalsi is of Indian heritage and was born in Kenya. She has worked with marginalised communities in Australia and abroad specialising in health, well-being and in developing creative and innovative projects. Her own family’s experience in dispossession of land and country led her to a strong affinity for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. She is also a passionate advocate about improving end of life and aged care in Australia and also works as an end of life doula.
Harpreet is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal health and leads a lot of our projects in the health and arts space, including on issues of mental health, cancer screening and social and emotional well-being.
Yatu Widders Hunt
Yatu Widders Hunt has proud Dunghutti and Anaiwan heritage and has a background in PR and communications. Having worked for many years in the government sector, she is passionate about driving policy and social change, through effective communications and engagement. Yatu leads our communications and creative projects including on health promotion, engagement initiatives and storytelling and PR support.
As a former journalist, Yatu developed a strong interest in the Indigenous fashion sector and is the founder of the online Australian Indigenous Fashion community. She was also a key leader in the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan which champions the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in creative industries.