The Team

Tim Acker

Principal and Lead Consultant

Tim has worked in remote Australia since 1999 on an extensive range of projects for community, corporate and commercial clients.  His work covers many issues facing remote Australia, including arts, culture and tourism, human resources, business development and cross-cultural consultations.  Tim also managed a seven-year national research project in remote Australia that generated pioneering results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

 

Carly Davenport

Intermedia Productions 

Carly works at the intersection of the creative industries and cultural relations. She is a producer and curator with twenty years’ experience in arts and cultural development. As co-founder and project manager, Carly led a large team delivering the Canning Stock Route Project and Yiwarra Kuju exhibition (FORM, 10 x remote and regional Western Australian Aboriginal art centres and the National Museum of Australia). She has a BA in Art History and Curatorship (ANU), Post Graduate Diploma in Anthropology (UM) and Graduate Certificate in Business – Social Impact and Innovation (UWA). Carly is also a Winston Churchill Fellow. As an Associate of Tracker, she contributes to conducting interviews, surveys, research, report development and strategic advice.

 

Nicolle Jenkins

The Hub Marketing Communications (Perth)

Nicolle has spent more than two decades in the marketing communications industry throughout Australia.  Nicolle is Managing Director of The Hub Marketing Communications, an integrated marketing, design, digital communications and research agency.  

Nicolle began The Hub in 2005 which employs a team of nine with clients throughout Australia in a variety of industries and sectors.  She has a particular passion in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait regional and remote communities and leaders.  The Hub were finalists in the Telstra Small Business Awards in 2009 and 2011. 

 

 

Adam Griffiths

CompNet (Sydney)

Adam Griffiths has two decadess experience providing information technology solutions. He has directed IT development projects for many Australian small businesses and organisations. His development, management, and IT support roles have taken Adam into offices around Australia including working with many remote communities. 

 

Dr Susan Congreve

Congreve and Holt (Darwin)

Susan has worked with many visual and performing arts organisations over the past 20 years as a manager and consultant with a strong commitment to community development. Susan is well-known as an advocate of Indigenous artists and art centres with experience throughout northern and central Australia. She recently completed her PhD through the CRC-REP - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Economies project, investigating the enabling environment for remote-area art enterprises.

 

George Dann

Rob and George Creative (Cairns)

George brings over 15 years’ experience in the creative and cultural industries, in urban, regional and remote locations. George specialises in assisting not-for-profit organisations in business planning, operational strategies, governance, funding applications and acquittals. George contributes to contemporary art magazines and periodicals and previously spent five years facilitating arts development, marketing and selling across the Torres Strait.

 

Carli Leimbach

Creative Strategist and Producer (Sydney)

Carli has over 20 years experience as a Producer, responsible for programming some of Australia’s most innovative and successful arts and cultural events including Splendour in the Grass, WOMADelaide, MONA FOMA, Burning Man USA and the Sydney Opera House. She has worked with corporates, agencies, cooperatives, entrepreneurs as well as NGOs.  She has extensive experience with co-design, tackling complex problems, design-led innovation and creative leadership.