Brian has maintained a broad level of experience in a number of portfolios including economic development, tourism, youth, community and business.
An innovative and creative lateral thinker Brian has very strong entrepreneurial skills including ideas creation, planning and research, development, engagement with stakeholders, marketing and business management.
Brian has 20 years’ experience in economic development with a very strong focus in Indigenous enterprise development.
Prior to his appointment with ADBT Brian was the CEO of the Australian Industry Engineering & Manufacturing Network (AIEMnet).
Previously to that Brian was the CEO of the North Queensland Small Business Development Centre which attained world class status.
Community, Youth and Economic Development Manager
Raised in Doomadgee, Troy has over 20 years in Local and State Government, Mining sector and private and non-profit organisations and has economic development and youth empowerment firmly in his sights as he takes on a newly created role within the Aboriginal Development Benefits Trust as the Community, Youth and Economic Development Manager.
He has a long affiliation within the Gulf Area and has built and retained relationships and partnerships within these communities. One of his goals is too support community by establishing pathways for success for youths in the Gulf communities.
Troy has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Curtin University of Technology and Cert 4 in Training and Assessment and Governance. On completion of his studies at Curtin he was included on the Vice Chancellor’s List of 2006 for academic excellence.
Troy enjoys all sports and is very passionate about establishing pathways and opportunities in sports for Indigenous communities.
Business Development Consultant
Jan Pool is a Business Development Consultant committed to the development of self-sufficient and economically sustainable regional and remote Communities by supporting small business and community infrastructure. She supports their mission by offering financial and business re-structuring, business investment, risk management, governance and strategic planning assistance to the organisation.
Providing a solid foundation to the role as a business consultant, Jan believes it is the diversity of her roles, and the skills and perspectives acquired throughout a 30-year career as a senior finance and commercial executive across a range of industry sectors, including mining and refining, construction, financial, legal and healthcare services, which has provided her powerful insights into complex issues and has better equipped her to add value to the organisations which engage her services.
She has considerable expertise in change management of business processes, system implementation, audit and compliance, risk management and strategic planning with a particular interest in corporate governance and aligning performance management with corporate strategy.
Jan also has a portfolio of independent directorships. She has extensive directorship experience, having served on numerous boards, board committees and advisory committees for government statutory body, local government, indigenous organisations, ASX listed subsidiary, public unlisted and not-for-profit. Sitting on boards across multiple parts of the economy and society has enabled her to use that insight as a basis to apply different ways of problem solving.
Jan has a Bachelor of Business, is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Commissioner of Declarations (JP) and a Registered Taxation Agent.