Manager Profiles

Barry McGuire is a Balladong, Wadjuk, Noongar who is highly regarded as a public speaker, facilitator and negotiator. Barry has worked as a consultant and cultural advisor for Local, State, and Federal Government. In addition to his role as Managing Director of Redspear Safety, he also serves on the board of Reconciliation WA and is currently a cultural ambassador for St Catherine’s College.

He is a key member of the cultural advisory for Woodside Energy and is a Director of Aboriginal Choice, a not for profit providing cultural understanding to service organisations working with Aboriginal Elders. This allows him to exercise his passion for sharing cultural understanding and safety across all nations of Australia.

Liza McGuire is a Bidjara, Ghangulu and Iman woman originally from Rockhampton in Central Queensland. She has extensive senior management experience and holds a number of directorships across a broad range of sectors. Liza was the co-founder of Jinnali Productions where she co-produced the first Aboriginal women’s calendar taking it to international audiences in addition to providing young Aboriginal women with access to opportunity in the fashion industry. As a Founding Director of Aboriginal Choice, Liza exercises her passion for the preservation of Aboriginal culture and the rights of Aboriginal Elders. She has served as the Operations Manager at Redspear Safety since inception. Her contribution to the small business sector in Australia has also seen her appointed as a judge in the TELSTRA BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2017.

Francois Witbooi has worked as a senior executive in a range of industries across 4 continents. A winner of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship in 2002, Francois graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2007 with a Master’s in Arts and Media management. More recently he worked in micro enterprise development in a number of communities across regional and remote Western Australia looking to secure inclusion into the real economy for many of Australia’s most vulnerable people. He was appointed as General Manager of Redspear Safety in January 2015. Most recently, he was included as a winner of the 40under40, an award which celebrates Western Australia’s leading entrepreneurs under the age of 40.