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Waalitj Hub Business Coaches

The Waalitj Hub team includes Business Coaches who have extensive experience in providing commercial advice to Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, Not for Profits and Community groups and Government Agencies.

Shane Devitt

Shane Devitt

GM - Waalitj Hub

Shane is a descendant of the Nganyaywana people from the New England Tablelands in NSW. Previously he was the Principal Consultant at Dumaresq Creek Consulting and founding Principal of PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting (PIC). Prior to PIC Shane spent over 25 years providing Governance, Internal Audit, Controls Optimisation and Risk Management services at PWC in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Rob Barton

Rob Barton

Business Coach

Rob is a Kalkadoon man from Mount Isa with more than 25 years of experience in public policy, program development and strategic planning specializing in working with government agencies, charities, community organizations and corporates. 

Shirley McPherson

Shirley McPherson

Business Coach

Shirley is a descendant of the Widi Mob and Southern Yamatji Claims through Ap-barra and Dharringa. Acknowledged as an outstanding leader, her experience spans Indigenous business and strategy development, land acquisition, community and corporate leadership and governance, employment, training, mediation and facilitation. 

Raylene Bellottie

Raylene Bellottie

Business Coach

Raylene has been working with Aboriginal businesses supporting them with capacity building and project planning & delivery. She uses her unique understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage and Corporate business knowledge to support effective Aboriginal supply chain management within projects.

Kristi Wood

Kristi Wood

Business Coach

Kristi is a Kija woman who shares her experience as an Indigenous entrepreneur and small business operator, passionate about the empowerment of Indigenous people through business, for the past 2 years Kristi worked supporting business owners and sole traders to manage their tax obligations and access assistance.

Les O'Neill

Les O'Neill

Business Coach

Les is a Malgana / Ngadju man from Shark Bay. Les has been providing business support, financial and management accounting services for 20 years, working both in commercial, resource sector, and not for profit organisations.

Verity Sebire

Verity Sebire

Business Coach

Verity is a Noongar woman with Western Arrernte and Channel Islander heritage and maintains strong engagement across community and advocacy sectors. Verity has spent the previous eight years working in the Enforcement Division of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Verity is a qualified lawyer (currently non-practicing) with a keen interest in intellectual property, biodiversity and environmental recovery.

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