OUR TEAM

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JACOB GABRIEL

Managing Director

Jacob Gabriel is a Potawurtj Padthaway man and has previously worked for Crown Resorts, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New South Wales Treasury and McKinsey & Company. Jacob is passionate about the Aboriginal business sector and promoting opportunities within it to bridge the gap between economic and social outcomes.


Jacob holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of New South Wales - Business School, Australian Graduate School of Management.


Jacob is currently studying his Executive Master of Public Administration from the University of Melbourne.

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ASHNA PRASAD

Director of Operations

Ashna Prasad is a dedicated professional with experience across a broad range of industries. Ashna has had international exposure across industry leading firms such as The Commonwealth Bank, Australian Unity, Deloitte and Sayers. Through this, she has specialised knowledge amongst the banking, wealth and capital markets, risk advisory and management consulting sectors. As a strong believer in equality, empathy and enhanced relationships being key to the retention of individuals, Ashna strives and continues to offer generosity of spirit to her people, customers and the community.

Ashna holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Melbourne.

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JAMES RUSSEL

Analyst

James Russel is a devoted expert with researching and professional experience in ethical investments in Australia. James is incredibly passionate about finding innovative ways to direct capital flows to ethical opportunities in Australia. James wrote his Honours thesis on socially responsible fund flows in Australia, and having received industry recognition for his work, James plans to continue his research further and to submit his thesis to leading academic journals. James also offers a wealth of international professional experience in funds management at Northcape Capital, credit risk management at Macquarie Group, and management consulting at United Media Solutions (Shanghai).

James holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from The University of Melbourne.

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DANIEL HUTCHISON

Analyst

Daniel Hutchison is a curious and well-rounded professional with demonstrated experiences in banking and finance, strategy and civil engineering both in Australia and in Asia, having worked with institutions such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Jacobs, Brisbane Airport and the University of Queensland. Daniel is passionate about process improvement, innovation, project management and sustainable finance. Daniel is a keen promoter of diversity and looks to build successful businesses through advocacy of social and commercial inclusivity and open markets to bridge the gap between minority communities.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Engineering & Commerce degree from The University of Queensland.

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AMANDA TAN

Analyst

Amanda Tan is a full-time Strategy consultant, and brings with her a unique approach to problem-solving that blends creativity with practical solutions. Intellectually curious, Amanda tends to look at things holistically and think about the ‘so what?’. Amanda is excited by innovative ideas and making them happen, which has brought her to pursue roles within different business functions across different continents, including management consulting in Australia, within the non-for-profit sector in Malaysia and the start-up scene in San-Francisco.


Amanda holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne, with a year abroad at The University of California, Berkeley.  

 

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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JASMIN HERRO

Jasmin Herro is descendant from the Torres Strait Islands – Mer (Murray) Island.  She is a multi-award-winning Indigenous businesswoman and entrepreneur and has owned and operated several businesses over the past two decades.

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RORY SMEATON

Rory Smeaton is a specialist in Indigenous Employment, Education, and Reconciliation. Rory worked alongside Crown Resorts and was responsible for the development of Crown Resorts Elevate RAP.

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FLORENCE DRUMMOND

Florence Drummond is Co-Founder of Indigenous Women in Mining and a Dauareb/Wuthathi woman. Florence holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Aboriginal Law & Studies from University of Newcastle.

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JON BURGESS

Jon is an international leader in the field of people networks and advocacy. He is recognised as one of the most innovative minds, renowned for his development of The Three Minds™ philosophy.