WIBF 2018 Featuring: Kristal Kinsela


Kristal is a passionate and proud Aboriginal role model, a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations with more than 14 years of experience in education and training, organisational and workforce development, and supplier diversity working across Government, Corporate and Not-for-Profit sectors.

Kristal is an Owner and Director of Indigenous Professional Services (IPS), a majority Indigenous owned management consulting company and winner of the 2018 Supply Nation Certified Supplier of the Year. Kristal is a well-known Aboriginal business woman and entrepreneur, she has worked with nationally across Australia and is highly regarded as a skilled facilitator, expert in stakeholder engagement and project manager.

Kristal is in her third term as Director of the Holiday Coast Credit Union, she is a Director of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) and a Director of Worthwhile Ventures, a social venture capital not for profit organisation. Kristal also volunteers her time as an Inspiring Rare Birds Mentor and the Sydney Ambassador for Indigenous Women in Business network.

Kristal is passionate about creating lasting pathways and growing the capabilities of Indigenous businesses and individuals. She contributes at the interface of Aboriginal business development and government and business procurement. A multiple award winner, Kristal was awarded 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, recognised for her outstanding contribution in working with Indigenous communities, Indigenous businesses, leaders and women across Australia.

She was also a finalist in the Women’s Agenda, 2017 Agenda Setter of the Year, and was featured in The Agenda 30, an e-book highlighting 30 women redefining business in 2018.

Education and Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA in progress)
  • Bachelor of Education (Adult Education)
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Personalised Coach Training Programme (ICF approved)


  • 2018 Certified Supplier of the Year
  • 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year
  • 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year


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