Our CIR team includes eight permanent staff members and a panel of experienced associate consultants and specialists that we engage regularly across a broad spectrum of project work. Approximately two thirds of our team identify as First Nations peoples. Our team members have diverse community connections and expertise, including in health, communications, law, education, youth affairs, reconciliation, tourism, employment, the arts, transport, planning, and environmental management.
Yatu is a member of the Dunghutti and Anaiwan peoples of the Northern Tablelands of NSW.
Aden Ridgeway was born in Macksville in northern NSW in 1962. He is a proud member of the Gumbaynggirr 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.
Shannay is an Aboriginal woman born and raised on Dharawal country and is a descendant of the Dharug peoples from the Hawkesbury River. Shannay has worked in corporate, non-government organisations and community sectors across Sydney.
Catherine has a background in planning and implementing community engagement, health promotion and evaluation programs with Aboriginal communities in NSW and nationally.
Harpreet comes from an extensive background of working with marginalised communities implementing successful and innovative health promotion and research programs. Harpreet is highly experienced in initiating systems change and knowledge management. She has worked with marginalised and vulnerable communities for over 17 years.
Grace was born and raised on Gadigal Country and has experience supporting research and evaluation projects and report writing, in addition to general administration skills. She is passionate about connecting and collaborating with First Nations people and has strong engagement experience with Traditional Owners, community members and stakeholders.
Aizhan is Cox Inall Ridgeway’s Team Administrator and has a strong background in economics, international business, and project management.
Nick is an Anaiwan person from the Northern Tablelands of NSW and has trained as a corporate lawyer with both private practice and in-house experience. At Cox Inall Ridgeway, Nick manages and leads complex and culturally sensitive projects for a range of government, corporate, and third sector clients.
Tiernan Campbell O’Brien
Tiernan was raised on Dharug country and is a descendant of the Yulluna peoples from North West QLD.