Managing director and founder of KAS Accounting Solutions Jodie Silvester has won the 2019 Telstra Australian business women’s small business award.
The Kununurra-based business was founded in 2007 and provides individuals, businesses and non-for-profit organisations in the East Kimberley region with accounting services.
Telstra executive of transformation and people Alex Badenoch said Ms Silvester is an exceptional leader who has achieved so much in such a short amount of time.
“Not only is she dedicated to helping her staff and her clients, but she also continues to selflessly donate her time to her local community,” she said.
“The judges were particularly impressed with Ms Silvester’s sheer determination to provide her services to an area in need, and her ability to develop a robust business and establish herself as an integral part of the community.”
Ms Silvester is involved with several non-for-profit organisations in the region, serving as treasurer at the Ewin Early Learning Centre, Rotary International Kununurra and Kununurra Race Club, over the past ten years.
In March, she won Telstra’s WA business women’s small business award.