About us

Over the last decade, Left-field Business Solutions has observed numerous programs and services developed for communities without the real needs of communities in mind.  In addition, the burden placed on communities to access services via grants and then account for this satisfactorily, particularly for those with limited capability to do so, is overwhelming.  Unsurprisingly this has led to many communities becoming disengaged and disenfranchised with service providers.

This presented an opportunity for us to establish a consultancy to address this service delivery gap and provide communities with a clear, coordinated voice of reason to engage with service providers more effectively.

For service providers, this also presents an opportunity to contemporise existing and future programs/resources so they better meet the needs of communities, build essential community capacity and capability, and are focused on long term outcomes.

Effectively engaged and resourced communities and organisations are more functional and are better placed to work with service providers to reduce the levels of disadvantage that some Australians, particularly Indigenous Australians and multicultural communities, currently experience.

Carl Currey - Director

Carl Currey

Carl Currey is the founder of Left-field Business Solutions with over 19 years experience working in Local and Australian Government, particularly relating to coordinated Indigenous service delivery.

As a proud Barkindji man with cultural roots in Western NSW (Bourke, NSW), Carl has both personal and professional experience working with Indigenous Australians.

Carl has assisted with the development and implementation of key strategic and service delivery partnerships with all State Departments of Sport and Recreation, the mainstream sports industry, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) and the apolitical, charitable organisation, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

He was an integral member of the Indigenous Coordination Taskforce, which was a whole of Government working party that laid the foundations for today’s Australian Government commitment to closing the disadvantage gap for Indigenous Australians. It is this broader understanding of how government agencies operate that has enabled Carl to identify where the best opportunities for communities exist.

Carl was also part of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission team that was responsible for the return of Indigenous human remains held in collection institutions across the United Kingdom including the British Museum, Royal College of Surgeons and Oxford University.  This is a legacy that Carl is very proud of.

Carl is a former Member of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council. His role involved pursuing increased opportunities for Indigenous Australians through the game of Rugby League.  Carl was a key figure in framing the Indigenous All Stars v NRL All Stars concept as a platform for the Australian Government to promote its commitment and achievements to closing the disadvantage gap for Indigenous Australians.

Carl holds an Applied Science Degree, specialising in Cultural Heritage Management.

 

 

 

Our People

Our Vision

To address the needs of all Australians by building effective community and business capacity through integral support and innovative solutions.

Our Mission

To connect the ‘real’ needs of communities with the resources available from governments, corporates and the not-for-profit sector.

Key Actions

Engage, consult, develop, implement, evaluate and support.