Day Two of the IPP Fact Finding Mission
1st August, 2018
Day two Mark arrived in Canberra to talk with our teams at PSG Holdings and Evolve FM to find out how the Indigenous Procurement Policy has made a difference with employment and contractor engagement within both companies. Mark was overwhelmed with the stats both companies reported to him.
PSG Holdings just recently completed various stages of the fit out of the offices of Indigenous Affairs for the Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet. This project, under the IPP, produced some outstanding results, with 30% Indigenous employment achieved in the PSG Holdings site team. What was also very pleasing was the Indigenous contractor engagement, where we achieved over 20% Indigenous contractor engagement
Mark also had the chance to catch up with Steve Mackintosh, who is the CEO of Evolve FM. As you may be aware, this is a joint venture with PSG Holdings and JLL. Some of Evolve's clients include PMC, CSIRO, IBA, Federal Courts and the Department of Health. Mark asked Steve how Evolve was tracking in relation to Indigenous employment and Indigenous supply chain, he was excited to hear the stats with their employment numbers sitting at 36% Indigenous employees and 14 Indigenous contractors working through their portfolio of clients.
Mark also had the pleasure of catching up with Evolve's new facilities manager Nathan Maher who is a very proud Kamilaroi man, originally hailing from Tamworth. He asked Nathan why he decided to join Evolve, the response from Nathan was "I knew about PSG Holdings and what they where achieving breaking new ground for our mob. When I heard PSG Holdings and JLL had formed a joint venture I was excited to see it, as JLL are also achieving great things with their own Indigenous engagement. Now I am working at Evolve I'm really happy to report that the culture being developed by everyone at Evolve is fantastic. I'm now working at a place that I'm very proud to be a part of - its a very good place to nurture Indigenous employees."
Canberra teams really delivering on the intent of the IPP
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