Kia is a Gija woman from Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) in the East Kimberley of Western Australia.
Kia joined IBA in October 2017 after 10 years as a business owner involved with strategic advisory and consulting, international sporting and events management. Across her career, Kia has focused on creating spaces for greater visibility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, minorities, women and young people. She believes in the power of storytelling to reshape the way we form our beliefs, how we value each other and our contribution to improve the world for the next generation. Kia holds her MBA in International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management, is a graduate of the AICD and Executive alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School for Business. She has received scholarships through CEW and the Roberta Sykes Foundation and was a Division I college athlete at the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP). Her board and committee experience spans across construction, tourism, mining, human rights, Aboriginal cultural heritage and is currently Chair of Gelganyem Limited. As head of Strategy and Innovation, Kia oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of IBA’s corporate and strategic plans, research and evaluation, policy and strategic partnerships.