Arrilla is an Indigenous business providing cultural competency training to enable every sector, organisation and individual in the Australian workforce to be skilled and confident in working with Indigenous people and Indigenous projects.
Arrilla was formed in 1992 to promote better relations between Indigenous people and the wider community. By working with the government, private and community sectors Arrilla has enable mutual change through strong partnerships.
As a majority Aboriginal owned and operated organisation, Arrilla collaborates with some of the finest Indigenous talent across the nation. Arrilla works under a unique social business model to provide services to those that can afford them in order to provide services to those less able to pay. This builds toward Arrilla’s goal of providing more effective and practical ways of working together, now and into the future.
2016 marked the start of a new chapter for Arrilla with KPMG taking a minority stake in the business. This union brings together KPMG’s ten years of leadership in the reconciliation space with Arrilla’s expertise in workplace solutions in the Indigenous arena.
Shelley Reys AO has led Arrilla as principal and CEO since 1994. Since forming the business 24 years ago, Shelley has developed an enviable reputation for leadership in Indigenous reconciliation. She was the inaugural Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, Vice Chairman of the National Australia Day Council, and Chairman of the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence.
Shelley was awarded the Order of Australia for her work in the Indigenous arena and named in the Australian Financial Review’s ‘100 Women of Influence’. She also participated in APEC 2010 in Japan and The Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit, which she attended on invitation of the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
As an adviser, Shelley provides support to a range of leaders and their organisations. This includes some of Australia’s most senior corporate sector CEOs, chairs, boards and executive leaders as well as government officials including Governors General, Prime Ministers and Ministers.
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Arrilla would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of land throughout Australia.
Arrilla is based in inner Sydney, the land of the Gadigal of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise and celebrate their continuing connection to culture, country and community.
Find out more about Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country protocols in our digital course.
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