Big River Consulting is led by Josephine Cashman, Founder and Executive Director, who holds two decades of experience working in legal, business and philanthropic contexts to create rapid social and economic change within Indigenous communities around Australia. Josephine is a thought leader and innovator with exceptional business, negotiation and engagement skills. She is committed to delivering practical outcomes that meet the diverse needs of Indigenous communities.
Josephine has brought together global industry experts who are driven to achieve the desired outcomes for their clients while expertly balancing the needs of Australia’s indigenous communities.
Her team includes Martyn Dominy, a CPA and ASIC Registered Agent, who holds an exemplary reputation as a CFO and business investor. Martyn Dominy provides professional services to clients across the globe in industries as diverse as healthcare, software sales, café chains, IT consulting, recruitment and e-commerce retailing.
Josephine Cashman is a Warrimay entrepreneur from New South Wales. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Big River Consulting Pty Ltd, Big River Impact Investments Pty Ltd and the Big River Impact Foundation Limited.
Josephine is a Lawyer, Businesswoman, Orator and Media Commentator with more than two decades of experience working to create rapid business and socioeconomic growth for Indigenous communities around Australia. She was an inaugural member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council and served as the Chair of its Safe Communities Committee until 2017. She sits on the Board on Reconciliation Working Group of Google Australia and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and where she has been reappointment for a second term. In recognition of her notable expertise, Josephine was recently selected as a Friend of the Commonwealth Treasury.
Josephine worked for a decade as a Lawyer in Australian courts. She has undertaken consultancy and voluntary roles for a variety of private, public and non-profit organisations and she was an invited speaker at a special session addressing violence against Indigenous women and girls before the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Quallifications:LLB GradDipLaw, BComm(Journ)
Martin has worked across the Asia–Pacific region for more than 15 years as a Finance Executive in positions of CFO, COO and Management Consultant.
He has deep experience across multiple industries including cloud software, human capital, management consulting and airport infrastructure. He has developed and mentored finance and operational teams across Asia–Pacific and built multiple shared–services centres supporting this region. Martyn has been instrumental in the development of the cloud accounting software vendor SAASU.com and the IOT software vendor Simble.com. He has assisted multiple software companies through merger and acquisition activities including sale and eventual listing on the ASX.
Martyn advised and assisted Cairns, Mackay and Queenstown Airports to raise $700m in bank-funded debt, has developed strategic plans and assisted executive leadership teams with 30-year airport master plans. Martyn also advised the Solomon Islands Government in leading the aviation reform agenda to corporatise its state-owned airports.
Martyn has worked with multiple Indigenous tourism businesses in the Northern Territory and has been a trusted advisor and confidante to Josephine along her journey of Indigenous economic advancement. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra, and is a qualified Member of CPA Australia and is an ASIC-registered agent.