Director Ken Markwell is a sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars.

Ken’s style is passionate, direct and inspiring. The combination of his cultural values, lived experience and professional credibility makes him an engaging and insightful speaker, whose aim is always to connect people and strengthen understanding.


Guest speaker: Speak Easy

Ken Markwell at Speak EasyExtraction Artisan Coffee, Logan City – 24 March 2018

‘Walking in two worlds’

Ken shared his personal journey with café patrons at Extraction’s afternoon ‘conversations of learning and sharing’.

SpeakEasy with Ken Markwell

Key speaker: AEMEE (Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Energy and Exploration) Conferences

  • 2017 Cairns: ‘Relationships before transactions: the Yugambeh / Holcim Story’, with Peter Ambrose and Robyn Williams
  • 2016 Canberra: ‘Empowering Indigenous Prosperity’

Keynote presenter: ‘Growing Indigenous Prosperity Forum’

Ken MarkwellKen was keynote presenter and MC at this 2016 event showcasing Ernst and Young’s Indigenous Sector Practice. It included panel members Selwyn Hayes (EY Tahi), Jason Timor (QANTAS), Jade Cordell (Indigenous Business Australia) and Mia Strasek-Barker (Career Trackers)

Empowering Indigenous prosperity, together.

Keynote presentation: MURRA Indigenous Business Masterclass Program 

Melbourne, March 2016 

Presentation: National Native Title Conference

Alice Springs Convention Centre – June 2013

Ken spoke on ‘Communal rights to economic gains: The next chapter of Native Title’

National Native Title Conference 2013 - Alice Springs

What our clients say

  • I appreciated the thoughtful experience and generous, regular and clear communication between Markwell and Associates and the agency. I felt the consultants understood what I needed, that I knew what was going on and that I could have confidence in the process to get me the deliverables I needed in the timeframes I needed. I felt that the Traditional Owners were getting the same; plenty of information and engagement in designing the workshops, which was evidenced by their turn-out and engagement on the day. I also really appreciated the commitment to best practice and that I really trusted that Markwell and Associates understood and were committed to the project and the outcomes.Strategically, the greatest benefit was the deep and broad understanding of the issues that Markwell and Associates brought to the process, which value-added and provided expert guidance. Operationally, the workshops were organised smoothly, ran well and received excellent feedback from participants. Markwell and Associates got good attendance and excellent engagement of participants at each meeting, which can be difficult for consultants, which was a massive benefit to the project.
    Kerrie Jocumsen Manager Indigenous Partnerships team Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
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