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Our People - Kooya Australia Fleet Solutions

About Us
About Kooya
Our People
History of Kooya

Kooya Australia Fleet Solutions is a family owned Australian based Indigenous business and is led by a well renowned and valued member of the community.

The Founders

Managing Director and Chairman, Kim Collard

Kim Collard is a Balladong/Wilmen man of the Noongar Nation. He is a graduate of Curtin University and possesses a Bachelor of Applied Science in Aboriginal Management and Development and a Master in Health Economics.

Kim is also the CEO of Kulbardi, Australia’s largest Indigenous Business and Office Products supplier.

Kim is Chairman of the Bibbulmun Fund, a community investment fund that builds capability and capacity around enterprise, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship in Indigenous Communities across Australia.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sharna Collard

Sharna is a Balladong/Wilmen woman of the Noongar Nation.

Sharna has vast experience working with Indigenous Government agencies and also working alongside her father Kim Collard for the past 10 years.

Sharna’s initial involvement was with Kooya Consultancy, which offers comprehensive and professional Indigenous education, training and consultancy services to the business and industry sector, community, private, government and non-government sectors.

Sharna is a Director of Kooya Australia Fleet Solutions and holds the position of Chief Executive Officer, running the daily operations of the business.

Sharna was the Supply Nation Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018 and Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year in 2019.

Executive Director, Richard Simons

Richard Simons, is a highly experienced corporate executive and has held executive positions in a number of listed and large proprietary companies in Western Australia including Clough Limited and Austal Limited. Richard has been a qualified chartered accountant for over 30 years, specialising in corporate finance, M & A and corporate strategy, globally. Richard is also well regarded in the not for profit sector. He has been a director of Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia for over 10 years, and was Chairman for 4 years and Treasurer for 8 years. Richard was also a director of Cystic Fibrosis Australia Inc for 4 years.

Fleet Advisor, James Barron (IFAC, FINSIA, Dip. Accounting)

James is a highly experienced finance professional with over 30 years experience in the vehicle and asset finance industry. he is the founder of Dosh Finance, a leading provider of business and equipment finance in Western Australia. Prior to founding Dosh, James was the Western Australian State Manager for a large global fleet management company.