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Supply Nation names new CEO as membership roll blooms

(Source: Supply Nation website)

Australian supplier diversity organisation Supply Nation has named a new CEO, Jodie Taylor, who will commence the role on July 25. 

A former ABC journalist, Taylor has 20 years of experience as a senior executive across both the government and the corporate sectors, including in reputation and crisis management, stakeholder engagement, corporate affairs, business improvement and cultural transformation.

She joined Supply Nation in March 2020, and during the past two and a half years, has since managed its corporate affairs, media relations, brand management and events.

Supply Nation’s verification process provides peace of mind by ensuring that all businesses listed on Indigenous Business Direct are not only Indigenous-owned but are regularly audited for changes in the company structure. 

Jodie Taylor.

Taylor, a descendent of the Warramunga people in the Northern Territory, has been involved in driving Indigenous education and engagement initiatives throughout her career and said she was honoured to be taking over as CEO from Laura Berry, who had seven years in the role. 

During Berry’s tenure, Supply Nation has grown from a roster of 350 Indigenous suppliers to more than 3500, and from 120 corporate, government and not-for-profit members to 636. 

“I feel incredibly privileged to step into the CEO role, taking the reins from someone I admire enormously,” said Taylor. “We have seen continual growth in both the corporate and government membership of Supply Nation and the number of Indigenous businesses.

“I’m very much looking forward to building on this growth as we transition into a new business environment following the Covid-19 pandemic and working with our stakeholders to drive our vision of a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.”

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