Rodney Williams

Rodney Williams


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Rodney has diverse industry experience across the private, public and community sectors; where he has held board, senior executive and management roles. He brings over 18 years’ experience in Indigenous economic development, banking and finance, employment services, consulting and design. Rodney applies strategic thinking and well-developed commercial skills to solve challenging client problems across a broad range of sectors.

Influential work

  • Delivered strategic and operational advice to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to support high profile and complex Indigenous business proposals
  • Led a national Indigenous enterprise development program that provided strategic advice on business development needs within Indigenous communities; delivering business training, mentoring and business support services for start-ups and existing businesses
  • Conducted a feasibility study and business planning for a proposed Indigenous media industry academy – a partnership initiative of a major Australian university and an Indigenous media business
  • Co-led the transformation of an Indigenous employment services business to improve service delivery, organisational performance and support professional development of team members
  • Managed the integration of a credit administration function from a business banking division to the institutional division of a ‘big four’ Australian bank.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Rodney worked in Indigenous Business Australia’s Investments and Enterprises programs. He has also operated his own consulting practice, worked with the Aboriginal Employment Strategy and held various roles across Westpac in retail and business banking, Westpac Institutional Bank and group property.

Rodney holds a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School; a Bachelor of Built Environment (Industrial Design) from Queensland University of Technology and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In his spare time...

Rodney enjoys exploring new environments and nature based activities including multi-day hiking and photography.