Tammy is the founder, managing director, and the driving force behind KingKira Group. She is a Nyiyaparli/Paylku woman dedicated to supporting and nurturing the Pilbara Aboriginal community and sits on various native title boards. Tammy holds a Diploma of Business from the University of Melbourne as well as multiple qualifications in training, security, and Aboriginal studies.
Tammy started as a Supervisor at the Solomon mine on the PES waste management contract with FMG. Tammy gained an insight, experience, and knowledge of the industry. More importantly technical specifics to the business. She learned how to manage work fronts, control staff, about safety and how this impacts performance. From her time on site, it taught her the skills and set her foundations for the leader she has become today.
Tammy grew up in Marble Bar and started her career in community education support. She expanded to take on various community consultation and advisory roles, gaining knowledge in Aboriginal heritage and culture. She moved on to work in the mining industry, developing solid managerial and commercial skills while continuing to leverage her extensive contacts in the indigenous and local business communities to become a significant force for Aboriginal engagement in the region.
Through KingKira Group, Tammy now works with various stakeholders in the Pilbara to provide ongoing opportunities for the Aboriginal community through training, employment, and mentoring of local people within her business, Her, industry knowledge, and deep connection to Country make her the ideal liaison between community and business interests in the Pilbara.
Tammy’s primary focus is as a director of her own business being KingKira Group as well as actively working with her joint venture partners to achieve the desired outcome and goals of each joint venture.
Tammy desire to achieve and hard work have led to KingKira’s success and establishing itself as one of Western Australia most successful Aboriginal Female owned businesses in the resources sectors.