Kristal is a passionate and proud Aboriginal role model, a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations with more than 15 years of experience in education and training, organisational and workforce development, and supplier diversity working across government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
Kristal is an owner and director of Indigenous Professional Services (IPS), a majority Indigenous-owned management consulting company and winner of the 2018 Supply Nation Certified Supplier of the Year. She is a well-known Aboriginal business woman and entrepreneur, having worked across Australia as a highly regarded and skilled facilitator, stakeholder engagement expert and project manager.
She holds a number of directorships including director of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA); and a Director of Worthwhile Ventures, a social venture capital not for profit organisation and director of Holiday Coast Credit Union. Kristal also volunteers her time as an ‘Inspiring Rare Birds Mentor’ and the Sydney ambassador for the Indigenous Women in Business network.
Passionate about creating lasting pathways and growing the capabilities of Indigenous businesses and individuals, she contributes at the interface of Aboriginal business development and government and business procurement. A multiple award winner, Kristal was awarded 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and the 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, in recognition of for her outstanding contribution working with Indigenous communities, Indigenous businesses, leaders and women across Australia.
She was also a finalist in the Women’s Agenda, 2017 Agenda Setter of the Year, and features in The Agenda 30, an e-book highlighting 30 women redefining business in 2018.