Intract Leadership

In 2013, Intract Australia was established in Darwin as an Indigenous civil and building construction and maintenance company by five men genuinely committed to Indigenous engagement. The success of Intract Australia is underpinned by our leadership, hosting a combined 50 years’ experience and demonstrated track records of delivering real outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Intract’s General Manager John Briggs speaks proudly about his Aboriginal heritage

John Briggs

General Manager, Southern Region

Michael Rotumah a well-respected Minaga / Iwaidja man and Traditional Owner of Wauk (Murgenella)

Michael Rotumah

General Manager, Northern Region

Andrew McLeod, Team Manager – Gumatj Cavailers – Intract Indigenous Contractors

Andrew McLeod

Board Member

The success of Intract Australia is underpinned by the leadership of our General Managers, John Briggs and Michael Rotumah, with a combined 40 years of experience and demonstrated track records of delivering real outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Based in Adelaide, John is the General Manager Southern Region covering business development and operations across South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. In Darwin, Michael is the General Manager Northern Region operating in the same role for clients and projects in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and the Torres Strait.

John Briggs and the Intract leadership team

Together, John and Michael are focused on helping Indigenous Australian people achieve sustainable employment to provide for their immediate and extended families and ultimately the greater community.

indigenous employment

This helps to build their own confidence and to have their own feelings of self-worth through their continuous job employment. John and Michael achieve this by providing operational, business development and financial leadership for Intract, and ultimately creating a commercially successful civil and building construction and maintenance business.

John and Michael’s combined primary responsibilities include business and commercial management, operational management, project planning and management, work health and safety leadership, Indigenous engagement and mentoring, training and assessment, contract negotiation, obtaining approvals, project risk assessment, and quality and environmental management.

John and Michael are supported by businessman and former Australian Football League (AFL) player, Andrew McLeod, who provides guidance and business acumen support in his roles as a board member and shareholder in Intract Australia.

Andrew is a leader within Australia’s Indigenous community and has a strong focus on the development of Indigenous youth. Andrew runs a number of Indigenous programs with the Adelaide Football Club that provides a unique approach to education and pathways to employment.

Intract People photo