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Kia Dowell

Kia Dowell is Gija from Warmun Community in the East Kimberley, and was co-founder of The Cultural Connection Code, a business that aimed to accelerate business and leadership development of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and organisations. Ms Dowell is on a journey to shift the way Australia and the world perceive Aboriginal people and culture, and to transform the way business and leadership operate in a new culturally connected economy. In 2016 she became a co-founder of consulting group Codeswitch, after The Cultural Connection Code merged with indigenous consultancy Kart Koort Wiern. Codeswitch specialises in similar disciplines to many other consulting groups - business strategy, community engagement and leader capability.
Bio last updated 04 Oct 2016

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Positions - Current

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Commissioner
Tourism WA
Tourism WA
2018
Executive Director, Strategy & Innovation
Indigenous Business Australia
Indigenous Business Australia
2017

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Co-founder, Head of Strategy & Innovation (since 2017); (CEO 2012-2017)
Codeswitch
Codeswitch
2013 - 2018
Senior Advisor Agreement Performance (Rio Tinto Iron Ore WA) (since 2011)
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto
2008 - 20133

Roles

2018
Commissioner
2017
Executive Director, Strategy & Innovation
Year started and most recent title

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