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PwC’s Indigenous Consulting

Truth | Respect | Self-determination

Enabling meaningful change

"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."

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A certified Indigenous business, PwC's Indigenous Consulting is a majority Indigenous owned, led and staffed consulting firm. Our purpose is to enable meaningful change in Indigenous communities by realising futures through Indigenous knowledge.

We believe that meaningful change happens when it is created by Indigenous people, not for Indigenous people. Our desire to create this firm reflects our belief in the rights of our communities to determine their own futures.

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Who we are

PIC is an Indigenous Consulting business which maintains a majority owned, led and staffed Indigenous operation. The Indigenous Co-Owners, have a 51% share in PIC and PwC Australia owns the remaining 49%. We are a separate member firm in the PwC global network.

The unique power of our business is the combination of our Indigenous expertise and experience, with PwC's world-leading professional services capability. Our aim is to help enable positive change by providing trusted professional services and advice to government, corporate and community clients on Indigenous matters.

We are a values-based consulting business

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.

PIC’s 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
  • We aim to do the right thing, in the right way.

Key service offerings

Enabling meaningful change happens when it's created by Indigenous people, not for Indigenous people. That's why Indigenous ownership, management and delivery is 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 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 full suite of consulting services, regularly collaborating with PwC and its extensive array of specialist business services.

Our key service offerings fall under 3 focus areas:

Economic Development & Nation Building

  • Design and delivery of business growth and sustainability programs 
  • Business innovation acceleration/hubs 
  • Procurement and supply chain
  • Economic development and investment strategies eg leveraging infrastructure or major projects
  • Treaty Readiness
  • Governance Models and Regionalisation
  • Maximising the value of the Indigenous Estate
  • Indigenous Governance

Digital and Innovation

  • Design 

  • Data 

  • New and more digital ways of working - Lean, Agile, prototyping etc

  • Testing new products and platforms for applications in our space

  • Indigenous Systems Design (new way of considering Strategy)

  • Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing + Fourth Industrial Revolution

System Change

  • Communities building their own evidence and implementing evidence based programs

  • Working with  government and communities to redesign programs and services to improve outcomes 

  • Develop and use Indigenous evaluation principles, methodologies, and tools to evaluate policies, programs and/or services

  • Work as an implementation partner between governments and community to strengthening capacity of sectors/services/systems and communities to implement change

  • Generally social policy related but will often use design methodologies and having access to data in forms that can support  evaluation, local decision making and to monitor and report on change will be important. (cross competency connections)

Because every one of our client service teams is overseen by our Indigenous owners and serviced by Indigenous led staff, these engagements are informed by our experience, and benefit from our relationships and networks.

In addition to the above, our team can help you understand the key components and the principles underpinning the Commonwealth’s Indigenous Procurement Policy and help you effectively source Indigenous suppliers.

Awards

DAMIL 123772 132 red

Good Design Award, AIME IMAGI-NATION {UNIVERSITY} (2021)

DAMIL 123772 132 red

Finalist - Australian Defence Industry Awards, Indigenous Business of the Year (2019)

DAMIL 123772 132 red

Highly Commended - Shared Value Award, Shared Value Project (2018)

Our team

Gavin Brown

CEO, Sydney, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

1800 992 533

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Jenny Scott

Partner, Darwin, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

+61 8 8981 5200

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Norman Laing

Partner, Sydney, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

+61 432 587 608

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Kate Healy

Partner, Melbourne, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

+61 417 167 871

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Selwyn Button

Partner, Brisbane, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

+61 409 614 369

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Chris McKendrick

CFO/COO, Sydney, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

+61 2 8266 5158

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Kate George

Director, Perth, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

+61 8 9238 3368

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PIC is governed by a Board of Management comprised of four Directors: two Indigenous representatives and  two PwC representatives. The Indigenous representatives are Gavin Brown and Kate George. The other Board Directors are PwC Partners, David McKeering and Tom Bowden.

Gavin Brown

CEO, Sydney, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

1800 992 533

Email

David McKeering

PwC Asia Pacific Consulting Leader & ASEANZ Consulting CEO, Brisbane, PwC Australia

+61 7 3257 5664

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Tom Bowden

Partner, Government and Public Sector, Sydney, PwC Australia

+61 2 6271 3229

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Kate George

Director, Perth, PwC's Indigenous Consulting

+61 8 9238 3368

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We have national reach

PIC provides services across Australia and currently employs staff in the ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. PIC also has strong relationships with a diverse range of subcontractors across Australia who specialise in Indigenous matters.

Adelaide
Kaurna Country

Riverside Centre, 70 Franklin St
Adelaide SA 5000 

Please contact Jay Edmondson
+61 8 8218 7199

Darwin
Larrakia Country

4/21 Parap Road
Parap NT 0820 

Please contact Jenny Scott
+61 8 8981 5200

Sydney
Gadigal Country

One International Towers Sydney Watermans Quay
Barangaroo NSW 2000 

Please contact Norman Laing
+61 432 587 608

Brisbane
Turrbal and Jagera Countries

480 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Please contact Selwyn Button
+61 409 614 369

Melbourne
Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Countries

2 Riverside Quay
Melbourne VIC 3006 

Please contact Kate Healy
+61 417 167 871

Canberra
Ngunnawal Country

28 Sydney Ave
Forrest ACT 2603 

Please contact Ruth Mirams
+61 411 654 303

Perth
Whadjuk Country

Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000 

Please contact Kate George
+61 8 9238 3368

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