Kerrie is a proud Aboriginal woman with Gundungurra heritage. Kerrie grew up in the Hunter Valley relocating to Sydney in 1997 to pursue a career in Human Resources. Over 20+ years, Kerrie’s HR career developed with multinational and blue-chip listed companies in Hospitality and Facilities Services in the Leisure, Business & Industry, Education, Defence and Health sectors including experience in the Logistics, Supply Chain, Not for Profit, Recruitment, Finance and Contact Centre industries.
It was during Kerrie’s 7 years at Compass Group where, with visible commitment from senior leadership, Kerrie developed a greater appreciation of how corporate Australia and she personally through her role, can make a real difference towards achieving our goal of economic independence for Australia’s First Peoples. She came to understand the challenges faced by Indigenous communities, their changing needs and the level of stakeholder engagement required to achieve meaningful and sustainable outcomes in both Indigenous employment and Indigenous business.
Kerrie is a positive, inspirational leader with a wealth of expertise in partnering with senior business leaders to identify opportunities for sustainable change and delivering solutions that enable business agendas and improve performance, profitability, growth, value creation and engagement. Kerrie is known for her strength in building trusted business relationships and delivering results with passion, pragmatism, and commerciality.
Kerrie is deeply passionate about fairness and equality for all Australians and is driven by the belief that by working together, we can achieve a reconciled future for Australia. As iDiC’s Strategic partnership Manager based in Sydney, Kerrie is able to influence positive change and assist in developing a better future through collaboration with federal and state governments, leaders of corporate industry, key contractors, and Indigenous businesses.
Kerrie has completed a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing with the Langley Group and a Certificate of Business Management with the Australian Institute of Management.
Kerrie enjoys travelling, learning, keeping fit, dining out and spending time with family and friends.