First Australians Capital announces new Board Directors
First Australians Capital is proud to announce the appointment of two new Directors to the board – Carly Mohamed and Shane Hamilton. They join Leah Armstrong, Jocelyn King, Jane Pound and Clive Ringler as members of the First Australians Capital board as the organisation moves into an exciting growth period.
Both Carly and Shane bring a depth of knowledge of the Indigenous business space.
Carly is a proud Goreng Goreng woman who grew up on Yorta Yorta country. She has recently completed a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Politics) at Monash University. Carly’s interest areas are in Indigenous Affairs, Social Justice and Education. Specifically, she is passionate about improving education and employment outcomes and opportunities for Indigenous youth. Carly has worked with PricewaterhouseCooper’s Indigenous Consulting (PIC) throughout the duration of her studies and has recently commenced a full-time position with PIC. During her time at PIC Carly has contributed to a wide range of projects, specifically in the area of evaluation and review.
Shane is a Wakka Wakka and Bundjalung man from Queensland. Shane is a respected leader with executive experience across corrective services, housing and professional services sectors in government and corporate enterprises.
Shane is the current CEO of EvolveFM and came to the role after almost two years with PwC’s Indigenous Consulting Services, where he was the NSW/ACT Director, managing teams in both states, a role that required him to leverage the strong relationships he built and fostered in his previous roles.
Prior to that, Shane made a significant contribution to the Aboriginal Housing Office in NSW, leading the business through an organisational transformation, and re-establishing the AHO as a place of innovation and commitment through its supporting Aboriginal communities and businesses, and promoting choice and equal access to housing for Aboriginal families.
Shane is experienced in the development of Business partnerships between the corporate sector and NFP or Government entities, and was instrumental in establishing Position Promo and First Nations Blockchain, both Indigenous majority owned businesses.