Auspire welcomes Barry Winmar to the Board

  • 5 September 2022

Auspire is pleased to announce Barry Winmar has joined the Auspire – Australia Day Council Board.

Mr Winmar is currently CEO at the Institute of Indigenous Wellbeing and Sport, Councillor at the City of Kwinana and Managing Director of Winmar Enterprises. He also serves on the WA State Government’s Aboriginal Cultural Centre Cultural Authority – the steering committee to oversee the planning and stakeholder engagement for the new Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The Centre will provide spaces for art, performance, education, research, community and commercial activities, and is planned to become a major tourist and events attraction.

Prior to this Mr Winmar has held senior policy roles within the WA State Government in areas of Emergency Services, Corrective Services, Aboriginal Advisory Services, Child Protection and Aboriginal Justice after almost fifteen years serving as a Police Sergeant in the WA Police Force.

Auspire CEO Morgen Lewis said “Mr Winmar skills and expertise in Government policy coupled with his cultural background and connection to First Nations’ peoples will be of significant value for us in our next stage of strategic planning. I feel tremendously fortunate he has agreed to take this journey with us.”

Mr Winmar is a Whadjuk Noongar man with connections also to the Ballardong region. He has a Master of Business Administration, an Advanced Diploma of Business Management and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A proud member of the Kwinana community, Mr Winmar is also an active Rotarian and has served as a Director on the Ballardong Aboriginal Corporation as part of the wider South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.

Announcing the new appointment, Auspire Chairman Bradley Woods, said “The addition of Mr Winmar to the Auspire Board marks an exciting time for both us and the wider community; particularly in view of the opportunities for public discussion in the lead up to the referendum to have an Indigenous Voice to Parliament enshrined within the Australian constitution.”

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