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.
To inspire and empower the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to cultivate competitive and resilient Businesses.
Shane DevittGeneral 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.
ROB BARTONbusiness 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.
Kim BridgeBusiness 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.
KRISTI WOODbusiness 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.
Raylene BellottieBusiness 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.
LES O'NEILLbusiness coach
shirley mcphersonbusiness 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.