Indigenous Employment Partners (IEP) and its sister printing and design business, Currency Print and Corporate Communications (CPCC) are proud to announce the appointment of Sara Stuart taking up the CEO role with our enterprises.
Both IEP and CPCC already share many things in common. We are both growing Aboriginal social enterprises with a strong commitment to tackling Aboriginal disadvantage and building capacity through employment. Now we have a fearless female leader, who is determined to support our social mission.
Sara is a Kamilaroi woman, a mother of four and a staunch supporter of empowering young Aboriginal women to pursue their goals, despite the adversity and challenges they face. Sara has successfully run her own health and fitness businesses, worked extensively in the recruitment sector, and supported several Aboriginal employment programs, including the federal government’s Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC) program.
In taking on the CEO role at CPCC, Sara says, “I want to create real long-term employment for our people, and I want to show corporate Australia that print manufacturing belongs here in Australia. By providing Aboriginal employment and management in printing, marketing and communications services through unique design and merchandise on a national scale I believe we can showcase how much talent, ability and professionalism our people have in these areas ”.
Board members, Directors and staff at IEP and CPCC have positively embraced the news of Sara’s appointment and believe her valuable leadership skills and passion for creating positive change will lead to many more Aboriginal people gaining and retaining meaningful employment.