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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      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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          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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            Michelle Beilken

            Senior Consultant

            Michelle Beilken is a senior consultant, specialising in developing economic, community engagement and communication strategies that aim to improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

            She has developed considerable experience in delivering community programs at both State and Federal government levels, and worked closely with corporates and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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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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                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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