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The IMG team specialises in developing and growing sustainable Aboriginal businesses.

We offer personal, ongoing support to new and existing Aboriginal businesses with contract acquisition, strategy development, goal setting and tracking.

We also facilitate opportunities for Aboriginal businesses by assisting governments, corporations and NGOs who want to engage them by providing participation strategies and business management services to connect with the community.

Our focus is on creating Aboriginal businesses today that will support our communities of tomorrow. 

We ‘teach’. We don’t ‘tell’.

Businesses we work with become sustainable. Everything they learn on their journey flows into community and benefits future generations.

Our Mission, Vision & Approach

Our mission is to elevate the Aboriginal business sector, creating financial independence and wealth for people and communities. To do this, we empower Aboriginal businesses, working closely to teach business skills and facilitate First Nations participation in all industries—including where we have traditionally been excluded.

Our vision is for successful and resilient Aboriginal businesses with leaders who continuously push the boundaries of performance.

Our approach is to learn our clients’ challenges and aspirations and work with them to identify and maximise local business opportunities.

How we work

We are advocates and advisors led by the communities we service. It’s our job and passion to walk with our clients through their individual business journey, together building the foundations of a sustainable economic future.

We employ culturally responsive and passionate people who strive for change in Aboriginal business, to drive the improvement of outcomes for Aboriginal participation in government and industry. We aspire for a world where Traditional Owners profit from the economic advantages of Country, where Aboriginal people have equal opportunity to reach their potential as leaders in the Australian economy.

Our core values underpin everything we do

Performance

We strive to always work to the best of our abilities, to achieve performance that speaks for itself. We are outcomes focused and help make things happen.

Integrity

We stay true to our values and carry ourselves with integrity. We value honest and open dialogue with our clients who uphold the same beliefs as ourselves.

Trust

We understand that the best work is done through trusting relationships and endeavour to let our work allow us to have your trust.

Community

We understand the importance of family and community and their role in business. We look for opportunities to give back and develop relationships with the communities where we operate.

Simplicity

We value not making business more complex than it needs to be, providing
the tools and structures to make effective strategic decisions promptly.

Our Team

IMG is a team of professionals with engineering, accounting, finance, management and marketing qualifications, working closely together to provide a holistic service for Western Australian businesses. While our professions set us up to be business specialists, it’s our shared passion for Aboriginal participation that drives the way we work.

Judd Harris

Judd Harris

Director / CEO

Judd is a Wongutha man from the Goldfields, WA. He was the first Aboriginal person to study engineering at the University of Cambridge. Judd is passionate about leading IMG to develop strong Aboriginal enterprises that support community outcomes.

Damian Cooper

Chief Financial Officer

Damian has worked as an Accountant in the Civil Construction and Mining Services industry for 26 years in roles ranging from Operations Accountant to CFO. His experience includes both large and small companies and successes include the management of Governance and Finances of rapid growth companies.

Terrence Beath

Operations Manager

Terry is a proud Gariara man hailing from the Pilbara region, with 12+ years’ experience in resource and asset management, performance management and incident  investigations. He also has a wealth of knowledge in Native Title and Aboriginal Corporation governance. Terry ensures IMG’s processes and work are handled correctly and with efficiency right from the start.

Brinda Asarpota (CPA)(ACMA)

Management Accountant

Brinda is an accomplished accounting professional with over 7 years of accounting experience. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA). With this knowledge and experience she prepares the financial reports ensuring all of our clients have the most true and accurate picture of where their business is and where it is going.

David Lim

Marketing Coordinator

David is a design and marketing specialist with 10+ years’ industry experience providing government organisations and private businesses with graphic design, website development, search engine optimisation, and advertising services. He supports all marketing activities for IMG’s clients.

Kurt Hindmarsh

Junior Business Consultant

Kurt is a proud Torres Strait Islander man who completed his double degree in Marine Science and Zoology at the University of Western Australia. He provides business support as well as management system services.

Whitney O’Hara

Office Co-ordinator

Whitney is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman. With a strong accuman for office and client management, she keeps the cogs turning.

What's Next: Our Services

Our team of professionals walk with Aboriginal business owners through the complex world of starting and running a business. We use empowering, place-based and community-led approaches to grow their capability. We also help suppliers engage with Aboriginal businesses to simplify the induction process and improve outcomes for Aboriginal participation.