Kristal Kinsela is a proud and passionate Indigenous business leader and owner who is an expert at connecting people and moving them into action.
Through determination, resilience and hard work, Kristal built her own professional career and then a multi-million dollar consultancy business. Today, she channels her experience and energy into helping others succeed.
A descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations, Kristal brings her personal story and over 18 years of business expertise to every project. She has worked with well-known global businesses and every level of government to drive their supplier diversity efforts, helping them develop procurement plans, up-skill their teams and have a positive impact on their communities.
Kristal authored the first book published in Australia on Indigenous business procurement, Supplier Diversity How, based on her proven approach. It is the ultimate guide on supplier diversity, outlining five simple steps to follow.
In recognition of her impact on Indigenous communities and business leaders across Australia, Kristal was awarded the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, 2019 Indigenous Defence Leader of the Year and appeared in the 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence list.
Kristal's grounded approach and winning attitude make her the ideal partner and expert advisor for any organisation determined to achieve more.
Sophie, an Anaiwan woman from the New England area of NSW, joined the Kristal Kinsela Consulting team following an extensive career in the Hospitality and Automotive industry as Kristal’s Executive Assistant.
Sophie is proud of her heritage and is eager to work alongside the team, learning how she can proactively support breaking the cycle of unconscious bias, support the growth of the Indigenous businesses sector and foster economic change for Indigenous peoples and their communities.