In September this year, Mia Hampson joined Cater Care as our National Aboriginal Liaison Manager. Mia is a proud Guringai woman from Hawkesbury River on the northern arm of Broken Bay in NSW, and is highly experienced in Indigenous Affairs.
Mia’s passion has long been centred on creating opportunities to positively contribute to the lives of others. And, throughout her career in Indigenous Engagement, she has been a significant contributor within successful projects, including:
- community development participation in Bangladesh
- lecturing social work students at Palawan University
- working with an award-winning team for Indigenous participation in the resource sector
- motivational speaker and advocate for young women; and
- health and wellbeing programs for youth experiencing substance abuse, mental health, and need for support
Now, as National Aboriginal Liaison Manager for Cater Care, Mia will be providing advice and guidance to the business in all areas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement.
Mia will be responsible for promoting and developing our programs for employment, training, business development, partnerships, our Reconciliation Action Plan, and community engagement activities.
Mia said, “My overall goal for this role is to build on Cater Care’s system and successes and continue to create meaningful and sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the business.”
Cater Care employs 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and engages with multiple Indigenous businesses. Outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan is the commitment to further increase Indigenous Engagement.
This multi-faceted and key role encompasses all areas of the Cater Care business, and will focus wherever there is a need or opportunity for Mia’s support and guidance.
We are very excited to welcome Mia to Cater Care and look forward to her valuable contributions to our business, and in supporting our values of Care, Pride, and Community.