About Us

Our Story

Integrity Health & Safety was founded by Liam Harte and Brad Goodwin, Indigenous Intensive Care Paramedics who both served in the Australian Defence Force and United Nations. Liam and Brad have extensive health backgrounds including board member roles on their Local Health Districts – as appointees of the NSW Health Minister. They are passionate about improving health outcomes for Indigenous people through employment, advocacy and education.

We strive to be an ethical, sustainable and socially responsible company that provides our clients with the best of safety products, services and solutions while leveraging these relationships to support and improve Indigenous health care capability.

Indigenous Procurement

An important initiative in Closing the Gap is a concerted effort by government and the private sector to foster a sustainable Indigenous-owned business sector. There are a number of mechanisms to achieve this all of which involve organisations embedding Indigenous supplier diversity into their procurement chains – assuming the product/service, price and professionalism are of an equal or better standard than what one would expect from any supplier.

Over 500 leading organisations are members of Supply Nation which is recognised by governments and corporates as certifying business as being Indigenous – ie no less than 50% Indigenous-owned.  See here the organisations that have signed up to Supply Nation to procure from Indigenous business. Similarly, many leading organisations have Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) in which they have Indigenous procurement targets.

The Federal government has an Indigenous Procurement Program by which it aims to spend 3% of contracts on certified Indigenous businesses, whereas the NSW Government launched its Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) aimed at awarding 3% of government goods and services contracts to Aboriginal owned businesses.

Each state is represented by an Indigenous Chambers of Commerce  which fosters Indigenous business, builds Indigenous capability and advocates on behalf of both business and government.  They are all members of the umbrella peak body, the First Australian’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Social Impact

In 2008, the Closing the Gap report highlighted the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Seven targets were agreed upon with a focus on education, literacy, employment and health.

As we believe that Indigenous people must be empowered to lead change in health outcomes, we have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Congress of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) to support advocacy, representation and education of Indigenous people in healthcare, nursing and midwifery.

We support the ongoing continued professional development of Indigenous nurses through:

  • Pro Bono training of Indigenous Nurses in First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as part of clinical ongoing requirements.
  • Providing vaccination training, upskilling and employment opportunities for Indigenous nurses to provide vaccinations in regional and rural communities.
  • Sponsorship of the CATSINaM annual conference and supporting the attendance of regional nurses to this important event.

Our social impact model means that engagement with Integrity Health & Safety will fund tomorrow’s leaders of change in Indigenous health – placing Indigenous health in Indigenous hands.

Our commitment to Social Impact gives back to the community by building Indigenous healthcare capability.

Our Team

Liam Harte

CEO & Co-Founder

A proud Dunghutti man, Liam a passionate and award-winning advocate for Indigenous autonomy in both business and in health. An Alumni of the Australian Graduate School of Management – University of NSW Business School, Board member of the New South Wales Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, Board member of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Board member of Goanna Group. Liam has worked alongside Nura Gili Indigenous student start-ups at UNSW and continues to mentor Indigenous businesses nationally.

Brad Goodwin

Managing Director & Co-Founder

A Wiradjuri man and strong clinical leader, Brad has been on the front line of the emergency response industry for over 25 years. His experience spans private and government sectors and includes military, police and paramedical careers. Brad is an alumni of University of NSW and the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Tim Cohen

General Manager

An impassioned community member and Integrity’s general manager. Tim has 30 years of extensive experience in corporate, government, organisational and community work health safety training in Australia and internationally. With an engaging style of training, Tim ensures clients’ requirements are not only met, but also exceeded.

Rupa Thakkar

Administration and Products Manager

An energetic, passionate and results driven account manager with multi industry experience in banking, digital imaging and healthcare. Rupa joins the team at Integrity with a strong client focus, great work ethic and is committed to delivering the best of work health & safety compliance.

Anthony Hollis

Adviser

Anthony is a lawyer by training  an experienced executive having held senior executive roles in Australia and overseas with Katasi, Kronos, Time Warner, Canwest (former Network Ten owner), EY, PwC, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, in investment banking and early stage companies, as well as various board roles, including as Board member of the Northern Sydney Local Health District.  Anthony was a founding Director of Supply Nation and works closely with Indigenous-owned businesses as well as being Managing Director of Digital Governance Australia.

Kieran Drew

Lead Trainer

Kieran’s background is both as a practicing Paramedic in a state service and as a Rescue Operator with over 15 years experience in one of the busiest Rescue squads in New South Wales. Kiaran is a nationally accredited Road Crash Rescue Instructor and has a Diploma in Training and Assessment. Utilising his experience gained from years of hands on work in Emergency Services, Kiaran specialises in the tuition of First Aid and CPR from a Paramedics perspective, not just “Read the Book then teach the course” .

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