There is a growing desire from business, governments and communities to help create positive change for Indigenous Australians. But creating that change is challenging, and much of the investment in Indigenous programs doesn't achieve its intended outcomes.
We're inspired by the opportunity to help create more impact from these good intentions - by changing how communities are engaged, so policies, programs and organisations realise their potential. PIC is majority owned, led and staffed by Indigenous Australians. The unique power of our business is the combination of our Indigenous expertise and experience, with PwC's world-leading professional services capability
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands where we live and work. We pay respect to them and their Elders – both past and present.
PIC is an unprecedented partnership between a group of Indigenous Australians and PwC, one of the world's largest professional services firms. Our aim is to help create positive change by providing trusted professional services and advice to government, corporate and community clients on Indigenous matters.
We are an Indigenous business - PIC is majority owned, led and staffed by Indigenous Australians. PIC has an Indigenous Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and the majority of our National Executive and Board are Indigenous. Our Indigenous owners have a 51% share in PIC, and PwC Australia owns the remaining 49%. We are not a new service offering for PwC Australia – we are a separate member firm in the PwC global network.
Real and lasting change happens when it's created by Indigenous people, not for Indigenous people. That's why Indigenous ownership, management and delivery is such a fundamental ingredient of the PIC business. By combining our understanding of cultural, commercial, and community realities with the significant capabilities of the PwC network, PIC is in an ideal position to help facilitate this positive change.
PIC specialises in providing advice, developing strategies and supporting their execution to help realise the commercial and community potential of Indigenous policies, programs, projects, organisations and businesses. We offer a wide range of Indigenous consulting services.
PIC is governed by a Board of Management compromised of 5 Directors: 2 Indigenous owner representatives; 2 PwC representatives; and an Independent Indigenous Chair. The Board will always be majority Indigenous Australians and aims to maintain a majority of female members - a reflection of PIC's commitment to diversity at all levels.
The Indigenous owner representatives on Board are Gavin Brown and Jodie Sizer. The other Board Directors are Tanya Hosch, James van Smeerdijk and Paddy Carney.
PIC provides services across Australia and currently employs staff in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, the ACT and Western Australia. PIC also has strong relationships with a diverse range of subcontractors across Australia who specialise in Indigenous matters
70 Franklin St
Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 418
Adelaide SA 5001
Tel: 1800 992 533
123 Eagle Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
PIC has a passionate belief that Indigenous people should have the opportunities to fulfil their aspirations. Our desire to create this firm reflects our belief in the rights of our communities to create and determine their own futures. As an Indigenous led partnership with corporate Australia, PIC aims to be an emblem for Indigenous self determination.
PICs culture is firmly grounded in our values and is guided by the following principles:
We respect diversity and different points of view
We respect those who have walked this earth before us
We are accountable to our clients, our communities and ourselves
We strive for excellence in Indigenous consulting and operate with integrity
Advisory, design, review and evaluation across a broad range of policy and program areas including, but not limited to: health; human services; education (including early childhood); justice; land & environment; and defence
Advice on policy matter affecting Indigenous Australians
Assistance with policy design
Review of policy implementation
Assistance and guidance on policy and program implementation
Indigenous Policy and Programs
Development and implementation of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) for Government, Corporates, NGO's and not-for-profit sectors
Review and evaluation of RAP's.
Development and implementation of whole of business Indigenous Inclusion Plans.
Review and evaluation of Indigenous Inclusion Plans.
Employment & Training
Development and implementation of best practice Indigenous Employment Strategies with a focus on recruitment, retention and progression
Development and implementation of recruitment, pre-employment and induction programs.
Development and implementation of tailored cultural awareness and cultural competency programs.
Development and implementation of supplier diversity strategies.
Indigenous Cultural Inclusion
Development and implementation of culturally appropriate consultations.
Facilitation of sessions involving Indigenous interests, either between Indigenous groups or between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups.
Analysis and trends on issues relating to the Indigenous community.
Assistance with negotiation and dispute resolution on Indigenous matters, including between Indigenous groups or involving non-Indigenous groups.
Indigenous organisational development
Advice on growing and developing Indigenous organisations across a range of areas including:
Governance, policies, controls
Development and implementation of effective governance mechanisms that reflect self-determination
Development of policy and procedures including:
Operations and Finance
Strategy & Planning
Development and implementation of strategic plans including programs, policy, community planning (incorporating self-determination principles) and business plans.
Grants & Funding
Writing funding and grant submissions that reflect community needs and are based on evidence.
Advice on the establishment and management of information systems (including financial reporting) to enable organisations to better assess their progress and report where required.
Indigenous Community Strengthening
Economic development strategies
Identification and translation of potential business opportunities.
Indigenous business investment
Advice on the establishment and management of Investment Strategies including feasibility studies.
Development of appropriate systems for the tracking and assessing the performance of assets.
Full range of management consulting advice.
Indigenous Business and Economic Development
Expert technical advice on traditional owner matters including
Native Title and Indigenous Land Use Agreements
Organisation and business structures that serve traditional owner interests
Advisory services around the management of assets that arise from Native Title settlements and traditional owner investments
Assistance with negotiations and dispute resolution.
Advice on legislative approvals including planning permits
Assistance with negotiations and dispute resolution
Assistance with the development of agreements.
Carbon / biodiversity
Advice on how Indigenous land owners may use their land to capitalise on the transition to a low carbon economy.
Advice around specific opportunities for Indigenous land and water owners, including sustainable and growing land uses such as aqua-culture.
Advice around new initiatives in agriculture from around the world which may have an application for Indigenous land owners.
Sustainable land uses, energy generation
Advice on a range of 'next generation' sustainable land uses to examine ways for establishing successful businesses 'on Country'.