Zeke Shaw

Founder & Director

Zeke Shaw is a proud Original Custodian of the Sovereign People of the Wiradjuri Tribal Nation (Wellington NSW – his Mothers Country), and Djabugay-Tjapukai Tribal Nation (Woorabinda/Cairns Queensland – his Fathers Country).

Zeke supports workplace harmony within Government, NGO, Private Sectors of workplace culture and community cohesion. A combination of 30 years of experience in education, law, social community development and sport, enables Zeke with the knowledge and skills to provide structured cultural and professional planning, from authentic lived experiences.

Cultural safety sets the stage for all of Zeke’s involvements with others. Aboriginal Cultural Protocols is paramount for Zeke, and effective consultation and engagement is embedded in the foundation of his work.

Zeke assists those that aim to Close The Gap on indigenous health outcomes and encourages healing and wellness for all Australians.

Zeke achieves targets on Stakeholder Procurement Policy outcomes, further aligned with Reconciliation Action Plans, in an ongoing changing environment. As he identifies this as a priority for him as an Indigenous Consultant.

Further assisting those that aim to Close The Gap on indigenous health outcomes and enhance healing for all Australians.

Mirrikie Shaw

Junior CEO

Mirrikie Shaw is a proud Original Custodian of the Sovereign People of the Wiradjuri, and Djabugay-Tjapukai Tribal Nation (Woorabinda/Cairns Queensland – her Father’s Country), and Murrawarri Tribal Nation (Brewarrina NSW – her Mother’s Country).

Mirrikie has a passion for Indigenous Leadership and continues to build on her experiences throughout a number of sectors which include Aboriginal Education, and Aboriginal Health.

Holding qualifications in retail, business administration and currently studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science (Mental Health), Mirrikie sees these professional academic achievements and endeavours as being vital to her abilities to successfully contribute towards the healing for communities and their families.

A keen sportswoman, Mirrikie represents Wellington Cowboys Rugby League Club as a key member of the Womens League Tag.

Mirrikie acknowledges the many opportunities through education, workplace and life experiences that support not only her own growth and knowledge towards closing the gap for all Australians, but that also of Indigenous communities to improve health and wellbeing.

Mirrikie’s continuous involvement living in community on Country also enhances ZSIC’s cultural capabilities and strengths.

Dylan Nicholls

Psychologist (MClinPsych)

As a young Indigenous Leader, I am excited to be joining the ZSIC team to bring my knowledge and expertise forward to help those in need, and to support the great work and strategies being delivered by Zeke Shaw and the ZSIC team.

I am a proud Yuwaalaraay man currently living on Gadigal and Bidjigal land, where I work as a psychologist. I completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology at The University of Queensland in 2020. From 2021 to 2022, I worked as a psychologist at the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS). During this time, I developed an interest in working with trauma using a culturally informed approach. I am passionate about the power of storytelling and truth-telling for Mob, and am currently studying a Master of Arts Screen: Documentary at the Australian Film & Television Radio School.

Gillian Thacker

Project Management & Consultancy

Gillian, originally from South-East Queensland, has lived and worked on the lands of the Eora Nation for many years. Gillian has extensive experience in project and program management in the areas of social and community services, as well as education and training, having worked in community, non-Government, Government and private sectors.

The knowledge, experience and skillset that Gillian brings into the ZSIC team is highly regarded by Zeke Shaw as being complementary to ZSIC’s purpose around closing the gap. She is passionate about supporting Aboriginal people and communities to thrive their way, and to have better self-determined outcomes. Of particular relevance is Gillian’s years of experience working with Aboriginal children, families and communities, more recently with AbSec.

Gillian works closely with Zeke on ZSIC programs that bridge the two worlds of traditional and modern ways. Not identifying as an Aboriginal person, Gillian is of Koori descent through her maternal Grandfather.

Gillian holds Masters degrees in Business Administration and Management, Bachelor of Arts Social Science, Diploma of Teaching and Certificate IV Trainer and Assessor.

LinkedIn: Click here for Gillian’s LinkedIn profile.

Kaatheryn (Kate) Tempest

Registered Counsellor

Kaatheryn (Kate) Tempest is a qualified and compassionate counsellor, registered with the Australia Counselling Association, and has over 15 years of experience delivering counselling and mentoring services to individuals, groups, couples and families.

Kate specialises in blending evidence-based practices such as positive psychology, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Trauma informed practices with Eastern philosophies, such as yoga, meditation, spiritual emergence and psycho-spiritual education, along with her personal lived experiences, to facilitate post-traumatic growth.

Kate delivers workshops in Mindfulness, Neurochange™ and Transcendence™ to assist corporations, groups and individuals to reach their desired goals. Collaborating closely with clients and adopting a person-centred approach, Kate walks beside her clients empowering their sovereignty as individuals on a journey of engagement with their natural and emerging intrinsic and extrinsic resources.  Kate works closely with Zeke in the YCSP space to support ZSIC’s emerging leaders to embody their sovereignty, develop self-nurturing, and attain personal freedom through increased self-awareness.

Kate holds a Diploma in Counselling, Masters in Metaphysics, Certification in Mindfulness, Neurochange™ and Trancendence™ Facilitation, and is currently in her second year of a Bachelors Degree in Counselling.

Click this link to visit Kate’s website: www.TransformationTree.com.au

Jamie Herbert J.P.

Custodian / Justice Of The Peace

Jamie is a proud Custodian who comes from the Brisbane QLD area, and has travelled extensively throughout different parts of the world, applying his variety of personal experiences and professional skills. As a Queensland appointed Justice of the Peace, Jamie is committed to aiming for fair outcomes, equality of experiences for a meaningful life and justice prevailing through humanity, for everyone.

Jamie understands the pressures that comes with building and maintaining effective relationships that support a pathway to healthy Indigenous communities, which further impacts wider non-indigenous communities in general. His work throughout the Torres Strait Islands, and Mataram / Lombok / Sumbawa Islands (Indonesia), has created unique professional and personal relationships such as Indonesian Police, and Naval Marines. Jamie’s abilities in succession planning, Implementation, and ongoing management of Tactical response and martial arts for community safety, reinforces Jamie’s healthy and active lifestyle.

Jamie’s experiences compliment his capabilities when building housing infrastructure, that are culturally sensitive and sustainable for Indigenous communities and families. He has gained the importance of healthy living standards, and as a Certified Plant Based Nutritionist, Jamie practices what he imparts to others, in getting the best out of life through health and well-being.

Jamie’s professional and personal contributions span over 40 years, with most part of his time living and residing in Indigenous communities, as Jamie has an organic connection with what culture offers, in its many forms, and from many locations.

Jamie continues his cultural journey with ZSIC, as complementary to continue to maintain a humanitarian view.

Katelyn Goodsell

Indigenous Consultant

Katelyn is a proud Original Custodian of the Sovereign People of the Naikurnai Tribal Nation (Bairnsdale, Victoria), and is also a young Koori woman descending from the Gunaikurnai People that grew up on the South Coast of New South Wales on Yuin Nation country.

Katelyn has years of experience in Community Service Sector supporting our people, children and communities in their most vulnerable moments. She has also spent time in other areas such as a Business Banking and Child Care Education. Katelyn is passionate about supporting our people to have their voices heard and their culture understood, which is why she has chosen to come and be a part of Zeke Shaw Indigenous Consultancy team in the Indigenous Consulting space.

Amy Darling

Indigenous Consultant

Katelyn is a proud Original Custodian of the Sovereign People of the Naikurnai Tribal Nation (Bairnsdale, Victoria), and is also a young Koori woman descending from the Gunaikurnai People that grew up on the South Coast of New South Wales on Yuin Nation country.

Katelyn has years of experience in Community Service Sector supporting our people, children and communities in their most vulnerable moments. She has also spent time in other areas such as a Business Banking and Child Care Education. Katelyn is passionate about supporting our people to have their voices heard and their culture understood, which is why she has chosen to come and be a part of Zeke Shaw Indigenous Consultancy team in the Indigenous Consulting space.

Alison Chatfield

Indigenous Consultant

Katelyn is a proud Original Custodian of the Sovereign People of the Naikurnai Tribal Nation (Bairnsdale, Victoria), and is also a young Koori woman descending from the Gunaikurnai People that grew up on the South Coast of New South Wales on Yuin Nation country.

Katelyn has years of experience in Community Service Sector supporting our people, children and communities in their most vulnerable moments. She has also spent time in other areas such as a Business Banking and Child Care Education. Katelyn is passionate about supporting our people to have their voices heard and their culture understood, which is why she has chosen to come and be a part of Zeke Shaw Indigenous Consultancy team in the Indigenous Consulting space.

Our Values

D

Dedicated, to achieving our commitments​

E

Enthusiastic, about working with others

A

Authentic, is who we are

D

Deliver, genuine services

L

Love, the work we do

Y

Yawarra (Care), for our culture

“We’re a Deadly Mob at ZSIC”

Our Logo

Golden Wedgetail Eagle Vision

This is the totem that represents Zeke Shaw Indigenous Consultant (ZSIC). It acknowledges Zeke’s clan groups, from Wellington NSW of the Wiradjuri Tribal Sovereign Nation, his mothers Country. It is the totem that signifies vision, precision and grace from above, as the leader of the skies.

Our Slogan

Indigenous Solutions Driven By Indigenous People

ZSIC is 100% owned and operated by Original Sovereign Custodians, applying self-determination through genuine and authentic participation. Closing The Gap for all Australian’s to heal, forms part of ZSIC’s vision.

There is no slogan that fits ZSIC better than “Indigenous Solutions Driven By Indigenous People”.

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