Amanda Healy

Amanda Healy

Amanda Healy is from the Wonnarua nation, the Traditional Owners of the Hunter Valley region in New South Wales. She has spent most of her life living in Western Australia.

After 35 years’ experience in the mining industry, Amanda founded her own engineering business—Maxx Engineering—which was sold in 2015. She then joined forces with industry specialists to form and become CEO of Warrikal, a majority Indigenous-owned mechanical services business.

Upon realising that the only Indigenous products available to wear to showcase her culture were actually made in Asia, Amanda turned her entrepreneurial skills towards the fashion and social sectors. She founded Kirrikin in 2014, a social enterprise that digitally prints gorgeous Aboriginal artwork onto luxurious cashmeres and silks, and that shares its profits with the Aboriginal artists who design these works. Kirrikin now boasts customers across Australia and as far away as the USA and Europe.

Amanda is recipient of the prestigious ‘Indigenous in Business’ Award at the C20 in Brisbane (2014), and winner of multiple Export Council of Australia awards

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