Founding Director and Chairperson
NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
Diploma in Aboriginal Studies 1998
2011 FINALIST - INDIGENOUS ALUMNI AWARD
Debbie is a Gamilaroi Woman from Bora Crossing NSW and a direct descendant of the Barwick, Wortley and Talbot Families.
As a government lobbyist and advocate for improved access to resources and more relevant business programs for the Indigenous business sector, Debbie has spent the last 13 years working with Indigenous entrepreneurs and business operators to assist them in realising their visions.
Debbie’s collaborations with some of the country’s most esteemed Indigenous business leaders have led to the establishment of the first Indigenous Chamber of Commerce in NSW, the Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council and the Indigenous Business Council of Australia.
In 2011, Debbie’s received the NSW Premier’s Award for Excellence for her for her work as; Founder, CEO and Chairperson Mandurah Hunter Indigenous Business Chamber; NSW Director Indigenous Business Council of Australia; Committee Member NSW Aboriginal Business Roundtable, NSW Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services; Chairperson Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Cooperative; and Member National Indigenous Business Women’s Network, Australia.