Microenterprise Development Manager | Torres Strait
Born and raised in Cairns, Rita worked extensively in the region, for a State government department for eighteen years, in the areas of employment and training. Upon completion of her studies of BAS Indigenous Community Management and Development, Rita moved to Bamaga, and focused further on Indigenous contexts for employment and training. Rita has lived and worked in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area for combined total of almost eighteen years. She has extensive experience of government, community organisation, job network and the business sector. Rita set up and operated her own small car rental business for ten years on Thursday Island. Rita is passionate about empowering individuals, who have a dream and desire to create a small business for themselves, to journey with them, to create inter-generational wealth for themselves and their families in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area region.