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Australia

The WIN Team comprises Indigenous and Non-Indigenous women and men committed to providing a new and inclusive future for all Australians.

Henrietta Marrie - Co-Founder and Co-President
Henrietta MarrieCurrently an Associate Professor, Office of Indigenous Engagement at CQ University. Visiting Fellow and Adjunct Professor of the United Nations University & Adjunct Professor – Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns and Adjunct Associate Prof University of Queensland. Henrietta is also a co-patron of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. As a director of Bukal Consultancy Henrietta conducts research and advocacy in Indigenous cultural heritage and natural resource management; social, cultural and environmental impact assessment; impact of institutional racism and traditional knowledge and intellectual property management. In 1997, she became the first Aboriginal person from Australia to be selected for a full-time professional position with an agency of the United Nations, in this case, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations Environment Program. Henrietta also managed a $30 million fund through The Christensen Fund assisting Indigenousinitiatives across northern Australia and establishing the United Nations University’s Institute of Traditional Knowledge, to be hosted at Charles Darwin University. Henrietta was recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence 2014.
Lisa Rubinstein - Co-Founder and Co-President
Lisa RubinsteinAs the CEO of AXIS NeuroPerformance, Lisa applies neuroscience and martial arts philosophy to a five-pillar framework that supports innovative, adaptive, purpose-driven organisational cultures. This includes the AXIS NeuroPerformance system enabling leaders and managers to build greater trust and collaboration for a more engaged, high-performing workplace. For over 20 years, Lisa has worked with thousands of executive and managers from BRW top 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the world as an executive coach, consultant and facilitator. She is currently on the panel of executive coaches for the NSW Government working with senior executives and departments across all branches. Lisa’s 2011 book, True Leadership, documents research into the neuroscience of leadership excellence. Formerly the Global Coach Development Manager for Results Coaching System, Lisa oversaw the continuing education and development of over 2000 coaches worldwide. She managed the coach agency, designed and ran the global mentoring programmes and managed continuing education programmes. Lisa was also the unofficial coach and mentor for regional managers in Australia, the United States, Asia and New Zealand.  
Lani Blanco-Francis - Vice President
LaniLani is the founder and CEO of LBF Consulting, with 25 years experience in the field of Human Resources. Lani is regarded as one of the country’s leading Indigenous employment experts and advises corporate and government clients nationally. Lani’s career began at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) focussed on ABC’s diversity and EEO compliant training. She then went to Qantas, then Insurance Australia Group (IAG) with a broad focus on HR issues including, industrial relations, occupation health and safety, selection and recruitment training and organisational development and design. With her extensive knowledge in the development of EEO and diversity programs, and specialising in Indigenous employment and training, Lani has established strategic partnerships and networks with federal, state and local government agencies, businesses, trade unions, and community organisations – providing strategic and operational advice to clients in public, private and non-for-profit sector, of particular interest; health, aviation, media, insurance and finance and hospitality.
Natalie Goldman - Secretary
Natalie GoldmanNatalie is the Founder and CEO of Launch Pod. She has 20 years experience working in Learning & Development, Organisational Development, Coaching, Mentoring and Organisational Psychology across most industries, Government and not for profit. Her passion for making a difference has driven her career into a new direction working with female entrepreneurs to reach their full potential through their business. It is Mind skills for business – personal acumen for better business acumen. She has worked with countless not-for-profits over the past 25 years, sitting on boards, organising events and fundraising. Natalie is a believer of challenging the norm, being curious and innovating, finding better and different ways of doing things, of connecting, collaborating and then disrupting.
Stacie Ryan - Treasurer

unnamedStacie is the Founder of Quadkey, providing flexible, smart financial management solutions, operational and accounting support and tax advice to businesses and start-ups. Stacie is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Tax Advisor and holds a Masters in Taxation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Majors in Accounting and Economics. Stacie has published articles in industry magazines and facilitated university lectures and tutorials in accounting and business analysis. She acts as a business partner to clients on strategy, goal setting, financial management, taxation, regulatory topics, financial reporting and administration. In 2001 she started her accounting career in a top accountancy firm, moving to a boutique firm for the major of her career. It is here that she held Senior Management positions and was involved in the management of the firm.

Felecia Watkins Lui - Board Member

Felicia WatkinsDr Felecia Watkin Lui is a Torres Strait Islander woman with giz roots from Erub, Mabuiag and Badu in the Torres Strait. She is a Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University (JCU), Cairns. Felecia graduated with a PhD from JCU in 2010, and her doctoral research involved an intergenerational study of Torres Strait Islanders living outside the Torres Strait. As the Director of Research Education, Felecia has co-ordinated the Indigenous Australian Studies postgraduate program which won an award in teaching excellence from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (now OLT). In 2009, Felecia was awarded JCU’s Supervisor of the Year (Early Career Supervisor); and the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Her research interests include Indigenous knowledges in teaching and learning; Indigenous identity; and Indigenous methodologies.  Felecia is Principal Investigator on the ARC Indigenous Discovery Project, titled ‘Measuring Indigenous Research Benefit’, 2015-2017.

Simon Moylan - Board Member
Simon MoylanSimon is responsible for Hudson’s Talent Management business – which specialises in selection, engagement, development and transition of people in order to maximise an organisation’s potential. After joining Hudson in 1999 as a Consultant within Hudson’s Victorian Talent Management practice, Simon transitioned into Hudson’s management team taking responsibility for Hudson Victoria’s Assessment and Development practice, which experienced significant growth under Simon’s leadership and guidance. Simon has successfully strengthened the internal knowledge management and tools used to build a foundation for ongoing growth and long-term success. Prior to joining Hudson, Simon worked with PDI, a Consulting Psychologist firm. Simon has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Monash University, is a Registered Psychologist and a member of the Australia Human Resources Institute.
Kirsty Galloway McLean - Board Member

image002Prior to becoming the Managing Director of BioChimera, Kirsty established and led the research unit on traditional knowledge and climate change at the United Nations University’s Traditional Knowledge Initiative. She has authored numerous books and policy papers on Indigenous peoples and climate change, access to genetic resources, health and other biodiplomacy issues. She was previously the lead editor of the Traditional Knowledge Bulletin, and ran the scientific and technical information programme of the UN’s Protocol on Biosafety. Kirsty has also held academic and managerial positions at the Australian National University, including as Executive Manager of the Centre for the Mind, an interdisciplinary centre researching creativity, now at the University of Sydney. Kirsty has an advanced degree in Science (molecular biology) and a bachelor’s degree in Arts (cross-cultural communication and linguistics) from the Australian National University, and a diploma in journalism.

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