The Wirrigan Group are Aboriginal owned and operated, with more than 30 years of Aboriginal employment experience within the private and public sectors. The Wirrigan Group of companies offer a range of recruitment, consultancy and labour hire services. Our scope for recruitment includes permanent, temporary, casual, labour hire and executive search, nationally. Whilst the Wirrigan Group is an Aboriginal business and have strong service delivery model for Indigenous candidates, we focus meeting the needs of our partners which includes mainstream recruitment.
Our Founding Director – John McNamara
John is a Wiradjuri man from Western NSW with over 30 years’ experience in Aboriginal employment and economic development overseeing Aboriginal employment initiatives in both the private and public sector. He has developed and implemented Aboriginal employment strategies with many of Australia’s leading companies, both privately owned and publicly listed.
John has a demonstrated extensive knowledge across Corporate Australia on their Aboriginal employment initiatives and activities, including mentoring and post placement support. He possesses extensive knowledge of Aboriginal employment programs both Commonwealth and State based including potential funding opportunities and drivers.
John has worked in several Commonwealth and State Government Departments with responsibility to implement Aboriginal employment initiatives. Johns experience includes times whilst employed within those Departments and additionally in recent recruitment activities. This insight allows John to fully understand the needs of those Departments including critical drivers and mechanisms for them.
John has a long history of developing and implementing strategies with a significant number of Australia’s large corporate organisations. Many of these organisations have now continued to be successful in their Aboriginal endeavours. I provide strategic advice and direction on the Commonwealths Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) and the NSW State Government Aboriginal Participation in Construction (APIC) requirements and implementation.