Manager, Investor Relations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only*)

Position no 3073
Level IBA Level 6 ($108,566 – $120,529)
Location Perth
Program Investment & Asset Management
Section Investor Relations
Duration Ongoing
Contact John Sheldon on 0429 122 285 or email
Closing date 24 April 2019
Applications Please see “How to apply” below


Indigenous Business Australia is a unique organisation that promotes and encourages self-management, self-sufficiency and economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Established under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, IBA’s programs provide the means for Indigenous Australians to create wealth and accumulate assets, take up investment opportunities, create business enterprises that provide additional employment opportunities, and to purchase homes.

It achieves these outcomes by applying a commercial focus, and by building mutually respectful and productive partnerships with Indigenous Australians, government, non-government and private sector organisations.

Investment & Asset Management

IBA’s Investment program aims to create economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by using its capital base, skills and expertise, to build and manage a substantial portfolio of investments and generate economic impact for Indigenous Australians via financial returns, commercial capability development, employment, training and supply chain outcomes.

The program has a long history of over 20 years of successful investment alongside Indigenous organisations. The portfolio comprises over $480 million in investments across Australia in a variety of sectors, including tourism, property, funds management, energy, primary industries, industrial and retail businesses.


The Manager, Investor Relations position reports to the Senior Manager, Investor Relations.

The role will involve leading the development of lasting, sustainable relationships with prospective co-investors in investment fund products and other investment solutions offered by IBA Investments, managing relationships with such co-investors, and providing strategic input into product development and improvement initiatives. The role will assist the IR team to deliver a professional investment reporting and support service for clients co-invested in IBA’s investment funds.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Building relationships with prospective co-investors (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and groups), with a view to:
    • identifying and maintaining appropriate understanding and knowledge of the investment needs and aspirations of such organisations, communities and groups.
    • promoting Indigenous co-investment in IBA Investments funds, direct investment and other investment products.
  • Provide quality investment reporting to Indigenous co-investors that meet their needs.
  • Assistance with measuring the impact that IBA investments is having through structured engagements with co-investors including client surveys and assist with internal management reporting on the performance and impact of IBA funds.
  • Developing and managing investor capability initiatives such as investor meetings for IBA fund products, investor education seminars and workshops, newsletters and other forms of communication designed to build investor maturity and understanding of investment markets and products.
  • Assist co-investors to obtain independent financial advice where appropriate.
  • Participate in (and provide strategic input into) the development of new products and services, and initiatives designed to improve IBA’s investment products and services.

Required capabilities (selection criteria)

These are essential unless otherwise indicated.

Knowledge and experience

  • Awareness of the economic development aspirations of, and commitment to working ethically with and in the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Understanding, or demonstrated ability to develop an understanding, of investment markets and products, including an awareness of the risks and opportunities they present for Indigenous communities, organisations and groups.
  • Familiarity with key Federal, State and Local government policies and frameworks relating to Indigenous economic development.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in economics, commerce, accounting, law or other related fields.
  • Capacity to undertake and complete relevant training in financial markets sufficient to provide general financial product advice under licence.

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of the team. Self-starting, results-oriented and ability to take ownership of a project or assignment and drive it to completion. A strong team-player, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and form quality working relationships with colleagues from a variety of professional backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write professionally, concisely and with clarity; and the ability to present to other individuals or groups.
  • Strong analytical and lateral-thinking skills.
  • Well-developed organising, planning and prioritisation skills. A high level of attention to detail and diligence, supported by a strong work ethic. Possesses the energy, commitment and diligence to meet deadlines and/or to manage the expectations of others.
  • Cultural capability including a respect for diversity and ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

*This position is being advertised under provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 that enable affirmative measures to identify particular opportunities as open only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

How to apply

Applicants must include the following with their application:

  • Completed Job Application Coversheet (PDF 600KB opens in new window) – We recommend users edit the form using the latest version of Adobe Reader (available to download for free from the Adobe website).
  • A copy of your Resume
  • A statement outlining your claims against each of the required capabilities for the position.

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected]

Reference documentation

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