Barayamal is a First Peoples owned and run charity. We partner with authentic Allies (non-Indigenous people) to help out but everything we do is based on creating a better world through First Peoples entrepreneurship.


Our team brings together a passionate group of volunteers from diverse backgrounds throughout Australia, which includes technologists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and community leaders.


Dean Foley

Founder & CEO, Barayamal
Dean served five years in the Royal Australian Air Force before founding Australia’s Indigenous business accelerator, Barayamal – now known as a world leader in Indigenous Entrepreneurship.

Walter Lomax

Director, Barayamal
Walter is an experienced Manager with over seven years of experience and a demonstrated track record. Selected experience includes rapid turnaround of distressed businesses, change management and operating model design.

Advisory Board

The Barayamal Advisory Board is a select group of highly-skilled entrepreneurs and professionals who provide the CEO with advice and hands-on support to take our programs and impact to the next level.

Georgina Laidlaw

Freelance Writer and Teacher,
Georgina is a UX writer, content creative and strategist, and language trainer who unites brands with their audiences through well-chosen words. She loves words, loves people, and loves doing great work.

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Developer Advocate, Snyk
Seasoned Dev/Ops/CTO/Maker/Geek/Gamer. International Speaker/MC. Hackathon Mentor/Judge. Prev TelstraDev XeroDev PayPalDev. I’ve always had a passion for all things tech and pushing it to its limits.

Cameron Morgan

Digital Video Producer,
Cameron is a producer and designer specialising in sound-led practice. He currently works in higher education working with others to develop meaningful online courses.
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Nate Hentschel

Senior Consultant (Deals Modelling), PwC
Nate is an experienced financial & data modeller specialising in public health and agriculture.


Barayamal Ambassadors (Allies) fight for Indigenous Rights – helping create a world in which Indigenous people enjoy all of the rights enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other international human rights instruments.

Dr Catriona Wallace

Founder, Flamingo Ai
Dr Catriona
Catriona is the Founder & Executive at Flamingo Ai – the second only woman-led (CEO & Chair) business ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Kylee Stone

Founder and CEO, The Performance Code
Kylee is a Wakka Wakka woman and descendant of the stolen generations of the Kulluli Nation with an intrinsic talent in the power of storytelling to create meaningful connections.