Kristal Kinsela

Kristal Kinsela

Aboriginal Businesswoman & Entrepreneur


Kristal is a proud Aboriginal woman, a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations. Kristal has more than 18 years’ experience in education and training, organisational and workforce development, and supplier diversity working across Government, Corporate and Not-for-Profit sectors.

Kristal is a well-known Aboriginal businesswoman and entrepreneur, she has worked nationally across Australia and is highly regarded as a skilled facilitator, expert in stakeholder engagement and project manager.

Kristal is a Director of Uniting NSW/ACT, Director Many Rivers, and a member of Woolworths Group’s First Nation Advisory Board. She is also an Advisory Committee Member of Family Friendly Workplaces and NSW Governments Women’s Entrepreneurship Industry Reference Group. Most recently Kristal was Minister appointed to the Council of Charles Sturt University.

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.


  • 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards Finalist – Indigenous Excellence
  • 2022 Women’s Agenda, Agenda Setter of the Year
  • 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence
  • 2019 Indigenous Defence Leader of the Year
  • 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year
  • 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year