Barayamal is a First Nations 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 Nations 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

Non-Executive 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.

Ben Wray

Non-Executive Director, Barayamal
Senior Director of Legal at Expedia Group. Previously Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, advising tech companies and start-ups as a legal consultant.
Tony White_Barayamal


Non-Executive Director, Barayamal
Specialise in coaching and mentoring mid sized businesses owners to scale their business. Former General Manager at Gloria Jean’s Coffees International (2005 – Oct 2015).

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.

DeveloperSteve Coochin

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.

David Walker

Banking and Financial Services Industry Leader, Tech Mahindra
A sales and relationship manager with experience in sales and P&L management, in addition to the management of complex relationships across multiple large-scale accounts. [email protected]

James McMenamin

Co-creator, Remote Agility Framework
As a consultant, I help teams improve their productivity and efficiency by applying agile methodologies. [email protected]

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