Our Team

The Wirra Hub team includes Business Coaches who have extensive experience in providing commercial advice to Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, Not for Profits and Community groups and Government Agencies. All the Business Coaches have run their own businesses and combined have over 100 years of experience providing business advice.

Mission

To inspire and empower the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to cultivate competitive and resilient Businesses.

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Shane Devitt

General Manager

Shane is the General Manager of the Wirra Hub (Western Australian Indigenous Business and Employment Hub) operated by the Wirrpanda Foundation. Shane is a descendant of the Nganyaywana people from the New England Tablelands in NSW.

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ROB BARTON

business coach

Rob is a Kalkadoon man from Mount Isa with more than 25 years of experience in public policy, program development and strategic planning specializing in working with government agencies, charities, community organizations and corporates. 

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Kim Bridge

Business Coach

Kim is a Business Coach at the Wirra Hub and has operated his own business since 1996 working in business, economic, leadership, governance, Aboriginal issues/education and self-development.

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shirley mcpherson

business coach

Shirley is a descendant of the Widi Mob and Southern Yamatji Claims through Ap-barra and Dharringa. Acknowledged as an outstanding leader, her experience spans Indigenous business and strategy development, land acquisition, community and corporate leadership and governance, employment, training, mediation and facilitation. 

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Raylene Bellottie

Business Coach

Raylene has been working with Aboriginal businesses supporting them with capacity building and project planning & delivery. She uses her unique understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage and Corporate business knowledge to support effective Aboriginal supply chain management within projects.

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Christine Sindely

Business Coach

Christine is a part time Business Coach with the Wirra Hub. Christine is also a small business owner/operator. For the past five years she has been the Managing Director of Waangara Marra Consulting, a 100% Aboriginal-owned and operated business.

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