Prime Minister and Cabinet
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is a progressive, commercially focused organisation that promotes and encourages self-management, self-sufficiency and economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We identify and pursue opportunities that enable Indigenous Australians to create wealth, accumulate assets and achieve their financial aspirations. We do this by building mutually respectful and responsible partnerships with Indigenous Australians, government agencies, private sector business and industry to facilitate Home Ownership, Business Ownership and wealth creating Investments.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

    17 April 2001

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Edward Fry 1 December 2017 30 November 2021
Deputy Chair Mr. Anthony Ashby 12 July 2020 11 July 2023
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Shirley McPherson 1 December 2017 30 November 2021
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Richard Allert AO 1 December 2017 30 November 2021
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Claire Woodley 22 October 2018 21 October 2022
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Valerie Cooms 21 June 2019 20 June 2022
Director/Non-Executive Director VACANT    
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Vanessa Elliott 14 May 2020 13 May 2023
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms Ms. Rosemary Addis AM 17 September 2020 16 September 2023
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