Our team is made up of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Allies. We’re working together to create a kinder, more inclusive Australia.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Aunty Munya Andrews
Director, Aboriginal Elder & Cultural Educator
Aunty Munya is an Aboriginal Elder originally from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Despite a socially disadvantaged background and not speaking for the first five years of her life, Aunty Munya has been an accomplished and influential voice for her community. As a public speaker, she is much sought after in Australia and abroad.
Educated in Australia and the USA, Aunty Munya has degrees in anthropology and law. She has practised law in Victoria and New South Wales as a solicitor and barrister, including as a legal academic at the University of Melbourne and at Southern Cross University, teaching Indigenous legal subjects.
As an Elder, Aunty Munya is equally well-versed in traditional laws, customs and practices.
Like many Aboriginal people, Aunty Munya has learned to work and live in two worlds. Her dream is to bring them closer together, and cultural awareness is an invaluable tool in the process.
Director, Learning Designer, Facilitator & Ally
When most of her friends were having their gap year in Europe, Carla set off for the remote Kimberley, inspired by a longstanding desire to learn from our First Nations people. It’s a journey she’s still on today.
A Churchill Fellowship in 2001 led to her founding Evolve in 2005, before joining forces with Munya in 2011 to focus on Closing the Gap between black and white Australia.
A highly-respected program designer and facilitator, Carla makes sure that participants at Evolve’s training sessions don’t just leave more aware – of other cultures and of themselves. They also go back to work ready to use time-tested leadership and communication skills – skills that have never been more important. Laying the wisdom of the Elders over a world-class facilitation framework has resulted in award-winning solutions.
Carla is driven to inspire her fellow non-Indigenous Australian’s to become passionate and effective Allies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Client Success, Operations Coordinator & Ally
With a background in learning design, project and change management, Karen brings her own experience of delivering successful learning outcomes within organisations to her role. She walks alongside our partner organisations ensuring smooth delivery of their cultural competency programs and an exceptional client experience.
Kate is a proud Palawa Trowerna woman from the Pyemairrenner mob in Lutruwita (Tasmania). She is a community engagement specialist, change agent and Evolve Accredited Facilitator. Kate leads our facilitator team, co-hosts online yarning circle webinars and is available to lead in-person workshops for our client partners in NSW.
Marketing Manager & Ally
A skilled content creator and copywriter, Maria ensures Evolve’s message of inclusion is inspiring individuals and organisations throughout Australia. Talk to Maria about interviewing Aunty Munya and Carla, or engaging them to speak at your next conference, about Aboriginal Culture, Reconciliation, and Allyship.
Client Experience Manager & Ally
With a background in client relationship and business management, Mija is passionate about helping our clients and partners get the most from Evolve’s products and programs. Talk to Mija about how you can inspire your employees to become Allies, champion Reconciliation, and create a culturally aware and inclusive workplace.
OUR YARNING CIRCLE FACILITATORS
Broni is a proud Wiradjuri woman, Recruitment Consultant and Evolve Accredited Facilitator. She is available to co-facilitate in-person workshops for our client partners in Victoria.
Candice emigrated from South Africa to Australia in 2012 and founded her leadership training and coaching business, The Thinking Field. As an Evolve Accredited Facilitator, she is available to co-facilitate in-person workshops for our client partners in Victoria.
Dani is a proud Kooma woman, Recruitment Consultant and Evolve Accredited Facilitator. She is available to co-facilitate in-person workshops for our client partners in Queensland.
Greg is a proud Taungurung man, Director of Shine People Solutions, and Evolve Accredited Lead Facilitator. He is available to lead in-person workshops for our client partners in Queensland.
Nigel is a proud Nyikina / Kija man, HR Advisor and Evolve Accredited Lead Facilitator. He is available to lead in-person workshops for our client partners in Western Australia.
Tilly is a senior HR professional who has lived and worked in diverse, international contexts. She is an Evolve Accredited Facilitator and is available to co-facilitate in-person workshops for our client partners in NSW.
OUR DEADLY SUPPORT TEAM
(Deadly means awesome in Aboriginal English!)
Customer Service & Accreditation Support
Regine supports Evolve’s clients and partners to get the most from our cultural awareness training and accreditation programs.
Jackie supports the Evolve team to inspire Allies, grow our online community, and create exceptional educational content and resources.