Jeff McMullen AM and Michael O’Loughlin will join David to launch the David Liddiard Group on Tuesday 11th February.
David Liddiard elite sportsman, entrepreneur and businessman is a respected and well known, passionate advocate for Indigenous Australia.
The launch of the David Liddiard Group a 100% privately owned Indigenous company signals a massive leap for Indigenous businesses in Australia and is a fitting outcome for a man who has for three decades been actively committed to closing the education, health and well being and employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The partnerships that David has developed with diverse and robust commercial businesses and high profile industry partners nationally means that the David Liddiard Group has the capacity to deliver commercial contracts on mainstream projects across the energy, construction, civil, services and Aboriginal community engagement sectors.
David chose to have the launch is in the same week as the anniversary of the apology to the stolen generation.
Corporate Australia has demonstrated the desire to engage with Indigenous Australians, but has been reluctant to embrace Indigenous businesses in their contracted work and supply chain.
‘For true Indigenous economic independence and prosperity equal to that of other Australians, there must be a successful Indigenous economy, with vibrant and sustainable Indigenous businesses competing in the corporate sector.’ Mr Liddiard asserts.
“Economic independence is the key to closing the gap in education, health, well being and economic participation. Indigenous Australia can no longer depend on government alone to facilitate the changes required for the future generations of Indigenous people and I am calling on corporate Australia to share their commercial opportunities with Indigenous businesses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.”
The launch of the David Liddiard Group will provide corporate Australia with opportunities to work in partnership with a commercial vehicle for social change assisting communities to secure a positive future for Indigenous young people and their communities.
Dr Jeff McMullen will MC the launch. “Indigenous businesses in Australia are growing very rapidly and the relationship between mainstream economies and Indigenous businesses is maturing by the day,” he says. “I encourage Corporate Australia to meet the challenge and develop a real partnership with the David Liddiard Group.”
WHAT: DAVID LIDDIARD GROUP LAUNCH
WHERE: Lend Lease 30 The Bond, 30 Hickson Road, Millers Point
WHEN: 11th February 2014 commencing at 6.30 pm
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:
David Liddiard OAM, Managing Director David Liddiard Group
Dr Jeff McMullen AM
Visit http://www.liddiardgroup.com for more information.
Name: George Mathew
Organization: David Liddiard Group
Phone: 0412 955 948
Address: Lend Lease 30 The Bond, 30 Hickson Road, Millers Point