Ricky Kildea - Director and Lead Consultant
Ricky is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung man, a father of two daughters, a lifelong Dees supporter and the Managing Director of Wan-Yaari Aboriginal Consultancy Services. Born on Gunditjmara Country and now living and working on Wadawurrung Country in Geelong, Ricky aims to conduct himself and business in a respectful, inclusive and culturally appropriate way.
Ricky is a highly dedicated and passionate Aboriginal consultant who is committed to reconciliation and creating meaningful and lasting working relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, communities and organisations.
With over 15 years’ experience working within the Aboriginal Community in Education, Employment and Justice sectors, Ricky demonstrates the very highest standards of management, administration and governance. He is committed to driving work to address disadvantages, reduce Aboriginal unemployment rates, improve pathways to employment and make a real difference within the local community.
His values, upbringing and cultural knowledge have been accentuated with the strong belief and commitment to continually create opportunities for a better future for his people.