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
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.
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.
We understand that the best work is done through trusting relationships and endeavour to let our work allow us to have your trust.
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.
We value not making business more complex than it needs to be, providing
the tools and structures to make effective strategic decisions promptly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tegan is a proud Nyoonga woman that has over 10 years of accounting experience and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). 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 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.
Michael de Santos
Michael graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and has since enjoyed a widely varied career as a Process Engineer, fleet manager and analyst, fixed plant engineer, and consultant. With a wealth of experience behind him, he actively provides IMG clients with operational support, through tenders, logistics, reporting and vendor engagement.
Simran is an organised, adaptable, and process-driven professional with enthusiasm and willingness to learn. She completed her Bachelor of Business, majoring in accounting, and is experienced with bookkeeping services. At IMG she strives to achieve the highest standard possible for our clients financial requirements.
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 and is currently completing his masters. He provides business support as well as management system services.
Corey is of Wadjuk, Ballardong, Yued, Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar decent. Corey comes from a social work background and supports the delivery of Aboriginal engagement activities and community relations management at IMG. He has been a NAIDOC Perth Committee member since 2020, and has been leading the program development for Mr NAIDOC Perth. Corey brings experience undertaking cultural heritage surveys across the Perth region and a strong community network.
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.