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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KRISTI WOOD

business coach

Kristi is a Kija woman who shares her experience as an Indigenous entrepreneur and small business operator, passionate about the empowerment of Indigenous people through business, for the past 2 years Kristi worked supporting business owners and sole traders to manage their tax obligations and access assistance.

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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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LES O'NEILL

business coach
Les is a Malgana / Ngadju man from Shark Bay. Les has been providing business support, financial and management accounting services for 20 years, working both in commercial, resource sector, and not for profit organisations.
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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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VERITY SEBIRE

business coach
Verity is a Noongar woman with Western Arrernte and Channel Islander heritage and maintains strong engagement across community and advocacy sectors. Verity has spent the previous eight years working in the Enforcement Division of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Verity is a qualified lawyer (currently non-practicing) with a keen interest in intellectual property, biodiversity and environmental recovery.
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