The Team

Jeff Farrell

Jeffrey is a proud Yamatji man from the Mid-West of Western Australia. Jeff's skill in client conflict management has broadened his knowledge of inclusivity, honing his skills over 5 years in the Aboriginal Affairs consultancy area. Jeff is passionate about his people and this is evident and comes through in his work. He has provided training in a multitude of communities across Australia, receiving positive feedback on the courses he facilitates. He has shown through his own actions the importance of being tenacious, having a vision and believing in your dreams. Jeff uses humour and symbolism to assist people to understand the role they have in the prevention of bullying and racism. Jeff is a phenomenal facilitator and has compered many functions with his work in OWB and through supporting his chosen charity, the Clontarf Football Academy. Jeff exemplifies service above self and has had the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth II, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO and Kevin Rudd on various occasions.

Mary O'Dene

Mary is a respected Malgana Elder and brings exceptional strategic skills to producing results for Aboriginal stakeholders. With a background running successful businesses in her own right for many years she has established a strong reputation as an innovative business strategist. She has a passion for Aboriginal education and improving the lives of young people for both Aboriginal and and non-Aboriginal Australians. Mary, whilst assisting with the sustainable growth of OWB, manages our project management team to create and implement strategies to improve educational outcomes, health and wellbeing of the local community that we work with.

OWB Personnel, Consultants and Associates

OWB’s principal consultants and facilitators have a combined experience of over 47 years in Aboriginal Affairs specialising in project management, education, recruitment, training and expansion across a diverse range of industries.

Our principal consultants are complemented by a national association of esteemed facilitators and consultants. The OWB network of consultants and facilitators have comprehensive knowledge and experience in a range of disciplines including; Aboriginal Employment Strategies, research and evaluation, working with Aboriginal people (cultural training), mentoring, Aboriginal recruitment and training.

Where possible, we endeavour to include Aboriginal Elders to further enhance the cultural experience that our trusted facilitators offer.