PwC’s Indigenous Consulting

Powering positive change

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.

 

"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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Who we are

PIC is an Indigenous business which maintains a majority owned, led and staffed Indigenous operation. Our Indigenous owners and co-CEOs, Jodie Sizer and Gavin Brown, 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 create positive change by providing trusted professional services and advice to government, corporate and community clients on Indigenous matters.

We are a values-based 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

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 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 full suite of consulting services, regularly collaborating with PwC and its extensive array of specialist business services. Our key service offerings include:

  • Indigenous policy & program design and evaluation
  • Indigenous cultural inclusion
  • Indigenous engagement
  • Indigenous business & economic development
  • Community strengthening
  • Indigenous land, water and native title.

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 relationship and network.

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. Please contact us for more information.

 

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Our team

PIC Leadership Team

Gavin Brown

Owner & Co-CEO, Sydney

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Jodie Sizer

Owner & Co-CEO, Melbourne

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Marianne Hynes

Chief Operating Officer, Sydney

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Aditya Ganesh

Chief Financial Officer, Sydney

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Jenny Scott

State Director - NT, WA, Darwin

+61 8 8981 5200

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Nareen Young

State Director - NSW, Sydney

+61 2 8266 0418

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Lindon Coombes

State Director - ACT, Sydney

+61 2 8266 2695

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Georgina Richters

State Director - QLD, Brisbane

+61 7 3257 5052

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Michael Maher

State Director - VIC, SA, Melbourne

+61 3 8603 1270

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Our Board

PIC is governed by a Board of Management comprised of five Directors: two Indigenous owner representatives; two PwC representatives; and an Independent Indigenous Chair. The Board will always be majority Indigenous Australians.

Tanya Hosch is our Independent Indigenous Chair whilst the Indigenous owner representatives are Gavin Brown and Jodie Sizer. The other Board Directors are PwC Partners, Liza Maimone and James van Smeerdijk.

Gavin Brown

Owner & Co-CEO, Sydney

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Jodie Sizer

Owner & Co-CEO, Melbourne

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James van Smeerdijk

Partner, Melbourne

+61 3 8603 4814

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Liza Maimone

Partner, Canberra

+61 2 6271 3267

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Tanya Hosch

Tanya Hosch

Independent Chair

 

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

Riverside Centre, 70 Franklin St
Adelaide SA 5000

Please contact Michael Maher
+61 422 521 322

Darwin

4/21 Parap Road
Parap NT 0820

Please contact Jenny Scott
+61 401 116 032

Sydney

PwC 
One International Towers Sydney
Watermans Quay
Barangaroo NSW 2000

Please contact Nareen Young
+61 400 390 751

Brisbane

480 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Please contact Georgina Richters
+61 7 3257 5052

Melbourne

2 Riverside Quay
Melbourne VIC 3006

Please contact Michael Maher
+61 422 521 322

Canberra

28 Sydney Ave
Forrest ACT 2603

Please contact Lindon Coombes
+61 437 695 728

Perth

Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

Please contact Jenny Scott
+61 401 116 032

Contact us

PwC's Indigenous Consulting

Tel: +61 1800 992 533
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