Greg McKenzie

Greg McKenzie

Chief Operating Officer

Biography

Greg was raised on a small farm in Narromine in central west NSW. With a talented seamstress mother and his father, a hard-working haymaking contractor, Greg was a persistent youth, determined to help others. For a decade Greg worked diligently as a laborer, famer and in youth work.

After completing multiple degrees, he dedicated his life and career to assisting disadvantaged youth, families, and communities. Over 20 years Greg worked across the not-for-profit sector and at various levels of Government. In this work, he met Carol Vale and together, Greg and Carol cofounded Murawin in 2014.

Greg currently holds the role of Murawin’s Chief Operating Officer. Greg is responsible for all things administration and finance, and always has one eye on our future. His role focusses on ensuring Murawin’s sustainability.

Greg is constantly planning and improving Murawin’s systems and building supports for the broader team. He manages the consultancy’s policies and oversees all IT, HR, marketing, and recruitment.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Teaching, History and Geography, and a Bachelor of Laws.

Greg spent a stint of his career cooking and competing in the native food sector with his business, Game Enough.

With over 20 years’ worth of experience, prior to cofounding Murawin, Greg worked for Australian Red Cross, Aboriginal Affairs NSW, Department of Child and Family Service NSW, and Department of Education NSW.

Every day, Greg continues to work hard to create impact by breaking cycles of disadvantage and amplifying initiatives that contribute to improved futures for Indigenous Australians and other marginalised groups.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Teaching, History and Geography, Avondale College
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New Castle