Kristal Kinsela - Christie
2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence
2019 Indigenous Defence Leader of the Year
2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year
2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year
Kristal is a proud Aboriginal role model, a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations with more than 16 years of experience in education and training, organisational and workforce development, and supplier diversity working across Government, Corporate and Not-for-Profit sectors.
Kristal is an Owner and Managing Director of Indigenous Professional Services (IPS), a majority Indigenous owned management consulting company and winner of the 2018 & 2019 Supply Nation Certified Supplier of the Year. Kristal is a well-known Aboriginal business woman and entrepreneur, she has worked with nationally across Australia and is highly regarded as a skilled facilitator, expert in stakeholder engagement and project manager.
Kristal is a Director of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA), a Director of Worthwhile Ventures, a social venture capital not for profit organisation and a Director of Jaramer Legal a new Indigenous joint venture commercial law firm. Kristal also volunteers her time as an Inspiring Rare Birds Mentor.
Kristal is passionate about creating lasting pathways and growing the capabilities of Indigenous businesses and individuals. She contributes at the interface of Aboriginal business development and government and business procurement. She wrote and published the first book in Australia on supplier diversity and Indigenous business procurement, titled 'Supplier Diversity How'. A multiple award winner, Kristal was recently awarded the 2019 Indigenous Defence Leader of the Year Award, she was the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, recognised for her outstanding contribution in working with Indigenous communities, Indigenous businesses, leaders and women across Australia.
In September 2019 she was recognised on the prestigious Australian Financial Reviews 100 Women of Influence. She was previously a finalist in the Women’s Agenda, 2017 Agenda Setter of the Year, and was featured in The Agenda 30, an e-book highlighting 30 women redefining business in 2018.
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Work with IPS
Indigenous Professional Services
Indigenous Professional Services provides high quality, value for money consulting services to government and industry, assisting them to solve structural, performance, financial, workplace safety and organisational issues. Established in 2015, IPS is a majority Indigenous owned business which is registered with Supply Nation.
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Engaging, Motivational and Inspirational
Kristal is an engaging speaker and facilitator. She has spoke at National and International conferences on Indigenous business, supplier diversity and education. As the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, Kristal can share her inspiring and motivating journey, creating change in Indigenous communities.