Our Team

Stephen Baamba Albert

Mr Stephen “Baamba” Albert

Director

Born and bred in Broome, Stephen “Baamba” Albert well and truly has his roots in the Kimberley region. Baamba’s mother worked for Mary Durack, the writer and member of the legendary family of Kimberley pioneers. Leaving Broome for a while, Baamba eventually became the inaugural Chairman of the National Aboriginal Education Committee in Canberra. Moving back to Broome in 1980 he went on to star in the smash hit musicals “Bran Nue Dae” and “Corrugation Road” as well as numerous other roles in television, film and stage.

Baamba is currently Director of the Broome Aboriginal Media Association as well as Chairman of Goolarri Media Enterprises Pty Ltd

Kevin Fong

Mr Kevin Fong

Director

Kevin is the former Managing Director of Goolarri Media Enterprises, and his role as a social entrepreneur involved heading up a regional Indigenous Communications and Arts Centre of Excellence, Goolarri Media Enterprises, involving the forging of partnerships to support employment and training pathways, to establish budding entrepreneurs and develop a diverse range of content that digitizes our Culture and Community that enables our youth the “Wings to Fly”.

Kevin is also Chairman of BAMA Indigenous Stock Exchange [BAMA ISX]; Recipient of Centenary Medal for Community service; Laureate of Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose – USA; Recipient of the Australian DAVOS connection Leadership award 2007; former President of Shinju Matsuri Inc; former Shire President of the Shire of Broome [1999-2003]; Served as a Commissioner of the Kimberley Development Commission and the Kimberley Sustainable Regions committee and a Commissioner on the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Kevin brings to the table a multitude of skills pertaining to financial management, administration and Regional and Economic development. He is committed to the ongoing development of the overall community in his hometown Broome, the Kimberley region and Regional Remote Australia.

Through his work at Goolarri Media Enterprises, Kevin applies his skills and standards to, the arena of Economic Development and Indigenous Media and Communications nationally, as well as making a difference in his community.

Mr Paul Lane

Mr Paul Lane

Director

Paul Lane has lived and worked in the Kimberley for the past 40 years working with and on behalf of Aboriginal Communities and organisations.

Paul is currently the Executive Officer of the Lingiari Foundation based in Broome.

Mr Kim Ivey

Mr Kim Ivey

Director

Kim Ivey has extensive experience in stock broking, corporate finance, asset consulting and investment management.

His careers with Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Towers Perrin and the Commonwealth Bank have spanned over 25 years. In addition to establishing one of Australia’s first hedge funds, Vertex Capital Management in 1998, he has also been the Chairman for the peak Hedge Fund industry association (AIMA Australia) 2004 – 2010 and President from 2010 – 2012.

Kim is a recognised expert in the financial services industry and has a deep history of engagement with institutional investors, capital markets and financial regulators.

Kim also acts as a senior advisor to Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore, a Non-Executive Director for The Kimberley Institute and Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd., both based in Broome WA.

Mr Teik Oh

Mr Teik Oh

Secretary

Teik Oh is the owner of OTS Management, a Perth-based strategic consulting company specialising in services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s). He is an expert in change and strategic management, consulting to companies and organisations throughout Australia.

Teik qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 1979 and has 30 years experience consulting to SME’s in the UK, USA, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Teik has been actively involved in providing professional services to Indigenous organisations and communities since 1986, particularly in the Kimberley region.

Teik is Company Secretary of the Kimberley Institute Limited and provides the Institute with advice on planning and organisational matters as well as a sounding board on economic development policies.

Eunice Yu

Ms Eunice Yu

Executive Officer

Eunice has worked with the Institute since 2008 and prior to this time, she was employed by the Australian Government in various administrative and managerial positions for 28 years, in Broome.

Eunice serves as a Board Member of the Kimberley Development Commission (2013-), and acts in an advisory capacity on the Round Table for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics with the Australian Bureau of Statistics and IPSOS Australia. She works with local community organisations as a volunteer in the areas of culture, sport, education, child care and youth. Eunice is a former Councillor with the Shire of Broome (2009 – 2013). She is an experienced community researcher and has published on emerging area’s of significance including on the development of Indigenous well-being measurement frameworks.

Katie Tyson

Katie Tyson

Project Officer

Katie has been working with Indigenous communities in the areas of youth case management, housing insecurity and homelessness (including social and community housing) for over 10 years. She has enjoyed being a part of the development of participatory capacity building projects targeting social and cultural inclusion and community accountability, and has been based in Broome since 2011. She has developed VET-accredited  training and assessment packages for Indigenous students in remote locations, and taught in community development for the University of Notre Dame, Australia. She has a background in Behavioural Science and Demonstrating Social Impact.

Since 2015, she has continued to work with many local organisation’s in her role at KI- working on the Collaborative Investment Partnership (Collective Impact) Broome Model. She works closely with Ernst & Young to research, develop and undertake impact measurements and analysis for community programs.