David Liddiard OAM has devoted himself to youth welfare and development, Indigenous health and education and Indigenous employment and participation for over 30 years. He was a successful sportsman, playing in the National Rugby League before founding the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy in 1995. Using athletes as role models, leadership figures and trained professionals to implement a range of programs across Australia NASCA has impacted more than 40,000 Indigenous youth.
David has been recognised for his tireless work and commitment to Indigenous Australia being awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2009, Gold Harold Award in 2010 for services to Aboriginal Health and Education, the NSW Outstanding Community Service Award in 2013 and an Order of Australia medal (OAM) for service to Indigenous youth, sporting and employment programs in the 2014 Australia Day honours.
David has continued to grow his commercial success through establishing the David Liddiard Group of companies, through which he continues to focus on enterprise, employment and economic development for Indigenous Australians.
As Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Connect.AB Andrea Harms provides a focused and strategic approach to the planning and delivery of sustainable initiatives, which produce measurable outcomes and economic opportunities for Aboriginal youth and communities.
Her professional background is in education and she has extensive knowledge and experience in project management having been National Manager of Principals Australia Dare to Lead Program, a government funded lighthouse project for nine years after managing the ESL Literacy and Indigenous strategies across SA Independent schools for eight years. After undertaking a Churchill Fellowship in 2010, Andrea joined David Liddiard as his business partner and established CorporateConnect.AB.
CCAB is committed to utilising local Indigenous consultants wherever possible. We have built up a trusted team of people with strong community connections and enviable skill sets. Our consultants are located in every state and territory and can be called upon as required to deliver community engagement observing appropriate protocols, manage event facilitation, cultural awareness activities or information dissemination and activity implementation as required by our corporate and government agency partners. Local consultants have first-hand knowledge of issues facing specific communities, provide access to key community-based representatives, provide ongoing access and support to businesses, communities and the projects being implemented. In addition, the use of local consultants (where possible) creates jobs for the community and significantly reduces the cost of travel for all concerned in the venture.
CorporateConnect.AB operates out of the David Liddiard Group building situated in Adelaide, South Australia. Our Secretariat provides a quality administrative service covering Administration, Correspondence, Financial Management, Information and Communication Technology, Project Management and Training and Development.