New strategy to enhance Indigenous participation

Broadspectrum’s Indigenous Advisory Board (IAB) held a strategy session in Northern Territory to ensure the company continues to deliver a best practice Indigenous Participation approach.

During the session, the IAB members identified the company should focus on Leadership, Procurement, Marketing, Education and Innovation to deliver real and positive change to Indigenous Australians. These focus areas and specific actions will be embedded in our fourth Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to be launched in 2018.

Broadspectrum’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Fidel Lopez reinforced his personal commitment to the IAB, supporting sustainable and positive initiatives in collaboration with Indigenous people: “The outcomes of the strategy session allow the business to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Indigenous Australians; furthermore, it strengthens our leadership in Indigenous affairs. Members of the IAB come from different backgrounds, cultures, heritages, large and small business, not-for-profit organisations and government, allowing us to include true diversity and inclusion in our new approach”.

Two new members have joined the IAB: Executive General Manager, Power and Water, Rob Evans and Executive General Manager, Easternwell, Tim Phelan. Both will offer a fresh perspective and leadership on how Indigenous people can share in the success of our business as well as have a stake in the decision-making process.

Enhancing the participation and engagement of local Indigenous people through the IAB is aligned to Broadspectrum’s Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Indigenous Participation Approach.

Left to right: CEO of Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA), Alastair king; Broadspectrum’s General Manager for Operations and Maintenance East, Resources and Industrial, Angelo De Angelis and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Fidel Lopez; with one of the employees working at the local supermarket in Ramingining, Northern Territory.