Acknowledgement of Country and Sovereignty

We conduct our business and stand on the unceded lands of Australia's Indigenous Peoples and their Nations. We respect  their continuing connection to land, sea, sky and waters.
We extend our respects to their Lore, Ancestors, Elders, and to their leaders and young people.

i2i Global

i2i Global is an Indigenous-owned and led advisory and consulting company. We support our clients to boost Indigenous outcomes. We work to achieve scale, impact and viability. 
i2i Global is working on some of the most exciting economic projects involving Indigenous interests in Australia, across the Indo-Pacific and in the Americas.
Our goal is to be a global leader in achieving impact with Indigenous Peoples.

We believe brighter Indigenous futures are possible through enterprise, innovation and development. We have capabilities in enterprise and business development, business support, strategic planning, investment and trade matters, research, data and insights, evaluations, stakeholder engagement, community engagement, public policy development and strategic reviews.
Our firm has its beginnings in the field of international development, supporting the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). We have experience in Australia, Indo-Pacific and Latin America. And we are specialists the practice of the international development standard of free, prior, informed consent (FPIC) with Indigenous interests.
If you have projects or opportunities that could involve Indigenous interests in economic development, enterprise, commerce or business then i2i Global may be able to help.
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Our offices


37 Balaclava Street


QLD 4102 Australia


Level 3 18 Bulletin Place


NSW 2001 Australia


53 McLeod Steet

Cairns City

QLD 4870 Australia


Working with Indigenous interests and corporate Clients.

Growing Indigenous Enterprise and Business 


i2i Global is actively sourcing and connecting capital on behalf of First Nations -the Traditional Owners of lands, waters & seas- to enable them to take equity stakes in large projects and going concerns in economic development happening on their country.

Underpinned by international standards such as ESG and FPIC (free,prior, informed consent) as well as investor demand, First Nations interests (in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific) will be economic proponents of their own development opportunities – rather than supplicants to someone else's project plans – and they will share in economic benefits and wealth that is generated on their country. 


i2i Global applies a strict customer focus and commercial approach to supporting clients who are seeking support to make their plans a reality.

We want to understand your needs, we anticipate the pressure points and we will deliver value-for-money results. You will love working with our people.

Our consulting team specialises in assisting clients understand and practice free, prior, informed consent (FPIC) as the international standard protecting and upholding Indigenous interests. 

We are live on client contracts throughout mainland Australia, in the Torres Strait Islands, and in the Indo-Pacific. Our clients come from the private sector and public sector clients. We are engaged with Traditional Owner groups across Australia and internationally. 

Global Logistics

In line with i2i Global’s growth-oriented business transformation, we are introducing new capabilities to the market. Our aim is to consistently meet and exceed our clients' opportunities and requirements while making significant strides towards creating a better future for Indigenous communities.

Within the Logistics and Procurement business, our team boasts an impressive collective experience of 50 years, marked by successful implementation and delivery of Commonwealth programs. Some of our key practice areas in this domain include:

  • Humanitarian Response & Emergency Management
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Estate Management & Operation Services
  • Integrated Project Solutions

Corporate Services

The overall objective of the corporate services is to provide efficient and effective support to allow the company to deliver on our broader strategic business goals.



Global Logistics



Working with Indigenous interests and corporate Clients.

Growing Indigenous Enterprise and Business 

Trade and Investment

When you have interests in 57% of Australia, Indigenous success in matters of investment and finance is central to Indigenous futures. There are trade opportunities in export markets for Indigenous businesses. Indigenous business leaders are seeking foreign direct investment to realise opportunities on-country. Let us help to realise that opportunity.

Enterprise Development

When Indigenous leaders seek out a capability partner to build their company or economic strategy they turn to i2i Global. Business growth is rarely a smooth journey. We know this and we know how to support Clients to keep moving forward when faced with bumps in the road.

Building for Growth

We support Clients, both non-Indigenous and Indigenous, to develop, progress and execute their plans for growth. There are many emergent opportunities in Indigenous Australia. When you need an advisor to take these next steps to achieving growth then we're here ready to help.

Research, Evaluation, Data & Insight

Fresh thinking and innovation is directly linked to good quality data. Information and insight matters to your investment choices. Our ability to furnish market research and intelligence is unique in Indigenous Australia. We have access to Indigenous MEL professionals, researchers and business thinkers unmatched by any other firm.

Indigenous Engagement

We help clients to navigate complexity, build rapport, attain the right information and make considered investments that generate returns and achieve impact. We're all about the opportunity and the possibilities.

Public Policy

Doing public policy and implementation is not an easy thing. Indigenous Affairs adds to the complexity. We're here to help. We work with public sector leaders to bring new policies into practice, to support existing policy frameworks to meet their objectives, and to review and evaluate for improvement and evolution.


Executive Leadership Team


Col. Steve Jones AM (Ret.)

A Yorta Yorta man, who rose to become the highest ranking Indigenous officer in the Australian Army. Steve brings decades of leadership experience to the work of i2i Global. An expert and executive in logistics, Defence contracting, international development and infrastructure, leadership and mentoring.
Chief Executive Officer

Darren Godwell MHK FAIIA

One of Australia's most well-credentialled Indigenous executives Darren has worked for nearly three decades in support of Indigenous interests in enterprise, commerce, business and economic development. Supporting clients and building Indigenous prosperity and wealth is a driving passion.


Chief of Staff

Lea Yettica-Paulson

Lea has 20 years’ experience in policy, governance, research, and community engagement working with all three levels of government. She has also worked in the private sector with NGO’s in mental health, Native Title, and also as a University lecturer in Australian Indigenous worldview.
Principal Consultant (Logistics)

Peter Diplas

Peter has more than 20 years' experience designing logistic platforms & integrated remote program solutions for DFAT, Defence & private sector and has spent more than 10 years senior executive roles.
He is a former COO/Partner at HK logistics/Palladium and was also previously the CEO of Liverpool City Council and Defence.

Col. Steve Jones AM (Ret.)

A Yorta Yorta man, who rose to become the highest ranking Indigenous officer in the Australian Army. An expert and executive in logistics, Defence contracting, international development and infrastructure.
Chief Executive Officer

Darren Godwell BHMS MHK MAICD

One of Australia's most well-credentialled Indigenous executives. Appointed by Minister for Indigenous Australian the Hon Ken Wyatt MP as Co-Chair, National Indigenous Reference Group.

Our team includes

Clare North
Strategy and Corporate Manager

Warren Martin
Director of Consulting

Desanya Stanley


Vincent Bin Dol

Ashley Martin


Kylie-Lee Bradford



Jared Weyandt
Consultant (Logistics)

Karen Bellingham

Finance Manager


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Extending Indigenous Interests.

i2i Global is an active researcher and collaborator. Insight informs our strategic outlook. We bring that information, thinking, insight and innovation to our Clients.
The century ahead will be an exciting time for Indigenous Australians.
Our research indicates that Indigenous Australia is building to a $100 billon economy. Indigenous Australians have resumed active interests in 57% of the continent of Australia. After being excluded from trade, export opportunities and investment for 234 years Indigenous inclusions in trade arrangements will unlock billions of dollars in economic activity. This creates opportunities in key growth industries.
It's our task to prepare Clients for these changing times to realise the opportunities, to de-risk the development pipeline and to support your team to create and capture value. 

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We collaborate with delivery partners who share our values, and meet capability needs for our Clients.

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