MEET THE TEAM

Murawin’s diverse team bring a wealth of experience, cultural knowledge, and empathy to our work, allowing us to be the conduit between clients and First Nations communities and facilitate the co-design of constructive, contextual, and creative solutions for our clients, communities & projects, that live up to our values.

CAROL VALE

Co-founder & CEO

Carol is a Dunghutti entrepreneur, businesswoman and CEO and co-founder of Murawin, who’s passion, determination and commitment have driven her impressive 40-year career as a specialist in intercultural consultation, facilitation, and participatory engagement, and an empathetic and visionary leader.

GREG MCKENZIE

Co-founder

In loving memory, we will always honour Greg’s legacy as co-founder of Murawin and the enormous impact he had on our company, his collegues and family. Greg was a strategic thinker, passionate about the company’s sustainability and innovation, always with one eye on the future.

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Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear

Principal Consultant

Amanda has spent the last decade working with communities and corporates across Australia, ensuring community knowledge and perspectives were at the heart and start of all the design projects.

Dr Anne Burgess

Dr Anne Burgess

Senior Consultant

Annie (Anne) has a passion to educate design professionals and design students on better ways to provide design services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands clients and their stakeholders.

Birrillee Vale

Birrillee Vale

Project Officer

Birrillee Vale is a Dunghutti woman from Armidale NSW. Birrillee brings a wealth of organisational and administration experience, working in the private and NFP sectors, alongside government, and collaborating closely with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

Bevis Masson-Leach

Bevis Masson-Leach

Content Specialist

Bevis is a multimedia content producer with over 10 years experience working collaboratively with young people, First Nations communities, corporates and non profit organisations.

Brian Arley

Brian Arley

Senior Consultant

Brian is a Tudu man and published academic, who has demonstrated excellent experience in research & evaluation, strategic communication, public relations, and stakeholder engagement.

Cath Death

Cath Death

Chief Transformation Officer

Having held multiple high level management roles within the public health space, Catharine is an empathetic leader, an advocate for process and an expert organiser, who is passionate about bringing her skills to Murawin, and to Murawin’s clients and communities.

Donna Ingram

Donna Ingram

Senior Community & Cultural Services Consultant

Donna is a proud Wiradjuri woman with extensive facilitation, interview, and research experience in a range of cross-cultural settings, , including as part of policy and review processes for Government and non-profit organisations.

Elle Lawson

Elle Lawson

Consultant

Elle wants to be a part of making places that are location sourced, culture led, and community fed. She believes that if we start with Country, we can reshape the way we approach our built world: improving outcomes for marginalised groups, and in turn, fostering a better future for all.

Jacinta Vale

Jacinta Vale

Consultant

Jacinta is a Dunghutti woman from NSW, whose passion and experience lies with empowering women, and connecting with Indigenous women and girls to achieve their goals and have a solid start to their adult lives through positive and safe choices.

Jayne Powell

Jayne Powell

Senior Office Administrator

Jayne has a background of professional experience in administration and social work. She is a genuine people person who is always positive, proactive and naturally brings the team together.

Dr Karen Newkirk

Dr Karen Newkirk

Senior Consultant

Karen explored non-Indigenous people’s attitudes toward Indigenous Australian knowledge using Theory U in her PhD. Karen is passionate about creating positive futures through connecting the greatness of each mind using facilitation, community development and education.

Kiran Hutchinson

Kiran Hutchinson

Coordinator, Morning Sky

Kiran has worked in NGO and government roles focusing on education, health, microcredit, Indigenous issues, and gender equality and is committed to supporting communities in achieving their vision through self-directed sustainable development.

Malakai Vale

Malakai Vale

Intern

Malakai is passionate about Information Technologies and business strategy and has experience in research, stakeholder engagement and place strategy.

Mark Power

Mark Power

Director, Research & Evaluation

Mark is an experienced Director with more than 20 years of experience in Australia and the Pacific. Mark manages Murawin’s evaluation and research practice and leads multiple evaluations for a variety of clients.

Matthew Hammond-Vale

Matthew Hammond-Vale

Stakeholder Engagement Consultant

Matthew is a Gumbaynggir/ Dunghutti man who is driven towards equality, Matthew can establish meaningful relationships and work towards positive outcomes.

Melissa Keller

Melissa Keller

Consultant

Melissa’s long held passion and dedication to caring for children, providing them with high-quality care, and rich learning experiences informs her work at Murawin. 

Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson

Senior Consultant

Driven by the possibility of facilitating social change, Michael embarked on a PhD exploring the facilitating factors for positive social change in relationships between dominant and culturally marginalized groups and Michael’s work at Murawin occupies this change space.

Rachel Bobir

Rachel Bobir

Senior Consultant, Evaluation and Research

Rachel is a proud Aboriginal woman from Quandamooka Nation and has an extensive history of working in program delivery, workforce development with her most recent work being in the area of research and evaluation.

Rebecca McGuinness

Rebecca McGuinness

Director, Business Operations

Rebecca is a Dungutti woman and a strategic thinker. She oversees the operational systems and specialises in business development, growth strategies, public relations and partnerships.

Siem Salem

Siem Salem

Senior Consultant (Lead)

Siem is a curious, empathetic, motivated Place Strategist & Architect by trade with a passion for exploring ways to create meaningful places.

Terri Lethlean

Terri Lethlean

Consultant, Social Impact & Engagement

Terri is a creative community engagement specialist with a 12-year history as a sessional academic, who has special interest in building community capital through collaborative and creative endeavours.

Tina Bramley

Tina Bramley

Senior Consultant

Tina has built a wealth of experience across corporate and government businesses working in organisational development, communications and business improvement roles. She is a published author and has post-graduate qualifications in psychotherapy (specialising in Process Oriented Psychology) and ecotherapy.

Wallula Bethell

Wallula Bethell

Graphic Designer

Wallula is a Gumbaynggirr / Gamilaraay / Dunghutti woman from Tamworth NSW and has lived and worked in Sydney for over 15 years. Leveraging her profound cultural roots, Wallula stands as a First Nations Graphic Design specialist, drawing much of her design inspiration from Country. 

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CAREERS AT MURAWIN

At Murawin, we value all knowledge, skills, and professional backgrounds.

You will be joining a diverse, talented, and experienced group that embodies our values and works commitedly towards our mission.

If you would like to create impact with Murawin, have a look at our open positions or submit an EOI form below

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