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Thursday, April 20, 2017 (All day)

There is no better climate for disruption and impact in the Indigenous Business Sector with Australian Government procurement policies for Indigenous business, the growing appetite for development in Northern Australia, the availability of private and public capital and tax concessions for start-up and innovation.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 17:30

Perpetual Trustees, 2 The Esplanade, Perth


FDIO is proud to bring together three Noongar leaders - Professor Marion Kickett, Jim Morrison and Krista McMeeken who have each had their own personal challenges and hardships and now bring their experiences to achieve goals, deal with difficult decisions and show true leadership - all crucial board member qualities. 

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 17:00

Panel Discussion - Monday, 20 February 2017

Join three very experienced independent directors and business people - Gordon Cole, Karen Jacobs and Peter Fitzpatrick, in a panel discussion on independent directors, their role in Aboriginal organisations and the skills needed to add value to your Board.

Tickets can be purchased here

Seminar Series - SEPTEMBER 2016

What does it take to be a good director on the board of an Aboriginal organisation? Is there a role for community inductions, pre-appointment vetting of qualifications and experience and peer endorsed candidates?  Are there any basic skills that all directors should have before joining a Board? What can FDIO do to enhance the quality of candidates applying for Independent director roles?

Panel Discussion - Thursday, 13 October 2016

Aboriginal procurement strategies - Stories from the fire - Success stories and learnings from Aboriginal suppliers. Join Ron Villaflor, CEO of Eastern Guruma and other panelists as they share their tips and strategies for making the most of procurement opportunities.

Tickets can be purchased here

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 17:00

Panel Discussion Series - Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 5-7pm

Aboriginal procurement - Strategies for standing out and winning contracts



Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:00

The recent Four Corner's report on Aboriginal communities entitled "Ripped Off" has opened up the conversation on how money is managed in Aboriginal corporations.  It's a timely reminder to think about how your organisation is being run and if you could do more to ensure the money it receives from taxpayers or private companies or the money it earns from business ventures and investments is properly managed and distributed towards the projects that are most needed by your community.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 17:30

Don't lose the knowledge! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:15


Check out the latest edition of TRANSPARENT - the FDIO Newsletter!

  • What's happening - up-coming governance events in WA
  • Member Profile - Indigenous Community Volunteers
  • New FDIO service - pre-qualification secretariat service
  • Director Vacancies

The May 2016 newsletter is available here

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 16:45

Check out the latest edition of TRANSPARENT - the FDIO Newsletter!

  • An e-alert on the recent decision in Sandy v Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC [No 2] [2016] WASC 75 (YAC Case). 
  • Governance News
  • Future FDIO events
  • Director Vacancies

The March 2016 newsletter is available HERE




The Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO) is a professional network offering tailored information and support for all those engaged in the governance and operation of Indigenous corporations, trusts, businesses, joint ventures and community organisations.