Barry is a Balladong, Wadjuk, Noongar who is highly regarded as a public speaker, facilitator and negotiator. Barry has worked as a consultant and cultural advisor for Local, State, and Federal Government. In addition to his role as Managing Director of Redspear Safety, he also serves on the board of Reconciliation WA and is currently a cultural ambassador for St Catherine’s College.
He is a key member of the cultural advisory for Woodside Energy and is a Director of Aboriginal Choice, a not for profit providing cultural understanding to service organisations working with Aboriginal Elders. This allows him to exercise his passion for sharing cultural understanding and safety across all nations of Australia.
Liza is a Bidjara, Ghangulu and Iman woman originally from Rockhampton in Central Queensland. She has extensive senior management experience and holds a number of directorships across a broad range of sectors.
Liza has numerous business interests and is the co-founder of Redspear Safety and Safespear. Both of these businesses provide high-end business critical products and services to the mining, construction, medical and oil and gas sectors. Most recently, Safespear has been directly involved in the fight against COVID-19 by providing negative pressure isolation room capability as part of its innovative atmospheric control solutions. Her contribution to the small business sector in Australia resulted in her appointment as a judge in the TELSTRA BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2017.
Liza is passionate about economic and community development in Aboriginal communities and to this end, serves as a director on the boards of the Spear Foundation, the Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health (FISH) and BINAR Sports. These organisations work together to make targeted interventions in a range of areas which include children and youth, Elders and the justice system.
Francois has worked as a senior executive in a range of industries across 4 continents. A winner of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship in 2002, Francois graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2007 with a Master’s in Arts and Media management. More recently he worked in micro enterprise development in a number of communities across regional and remote Western Australia looking to secure inclusion into the real economy for many of Australia’s most vulnerable people. He was appointed as General Manager of Redspear Safety in January 2015. Most recently, he was included as a winner of the 40under40, an award which celebrates Western Australia’s leading entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
As a founding director of the RedSpear and SafeSpear, Francois brings extensive commercial experience to the Foundation. His other philanthropic endeavors including Chair of the Black Swan Theatre Company Board and COO of NACare Pacific PBI which offer disaster and humanitarian relief.
The Spear Foundation is a shared vision with the other Redspear directors.
Andrew provides advice to three key groups, working closely with Indigenous business in their incubation and development activities, assisting private clients with managing wealth and family office requirements, and providing taxation and business consulting to medium sized businesses.
Andrew was responsible for the BHPBIO & RSM Indigenous Business Support Program in the Pilbara which became one of the leading Indigenous business incubation and support programs.
Andrew was the lead contact responsible for the Chevron & RSM Indigenous Business Support Program for business development in the Karratha and Onslow region.
Becky has worked Liza, Barry and Francois, since the inception of RedSpear and SafeSpear businesses providing marketing assistance and guidance.
With over 30 years’ experience in industry as a marketing professional, Becky’s career is now focussed on a desire to provide service to the community and is dedicated to this role in managing the Spear Foundation.