We provide culturally appropriate programs, led by the Indigenous, for the Indigenous

Gr8motive is led by a team of proud Indigenous Australians and those committed to the delivery of culturally appropriate supports to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

Directors Chris Anderson and  Chris O’Brien, identified the need for specialised indigenous support and development programs in high demand areas, and set about identifying a group of experienced, diverse and culturally connected individuals to form the founding Board and take their vision forward.


We strongly believe everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and develop a better quality of life. Our vision is:

To provide quality personalised services to create and nurture opportunities to build rewarding lives for the Indigenous, their family, and community.

We actively participate in a business ecosystem with other companies that share our values.


Experienced in the delivery of important government and non-government programs

Our team has existing community connections built through the work we do, but also through bloodlines and marriage networks. We bring experience working in both government and non-government roles and in delivering important government contracts On Country and in metropolitan areas. We bring numerous years’ experience working in youth, community service, disability and housing.

Chris Anderson – CEO/Director

Chris is the youngest sibling of twelve children and his bloodlines stem from West Brisbane. He is identified as a Gunggari man from his mother’s tribe. His Mother was part of the stolen generation and was taken and placed in a mission in Cherbourg, East Queensland.

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Chris grew up in the Brisbane area and relocated to Far North Queensland in his adult years, where he worked in labour and Government jobs.

Chris has more than twenty years’ experience working with children and youth and is proud to deliver services in hand with ITEC Group, where he also holds the position of Chief Business Development Officer.

Chris has been working for ITEC for the past 10 years in various roles and has been instrumental in establishing and operating services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. He also sits on the company’s Reconciliation Action Plan Committee and has served on various community committees / panels and advisory groups.

Chris is proud of his cultural heritage and his extensive industry experience and cultural expertise combined make him an invaluable asset to Gr8motive and well-positioned to develop and oversee delivery of important indigenous programs.

Shane Motlap – Director

Shane is a Director and Treasurer of Gr8motive Aboriginal Corporation and an Indigenous Australian professional with almost three decades of relevant industry and leadership experience.

He has a Bachelor of Education and postgraduate qualifications including a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies and a Master of Business. He is currently working towards completion of a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

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Shane has strong skills in leadership, management and strategic planning demonstrated by his tertiary education, industrial relations and sports administration experience, including at the local and state/territory level.  His roles have included: Executive Policy Officer and Pro Vice Chancellor proxy, Charles Darwin University; Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee and Board Member National Executive Committee, NTEU; and President, Palmerston Raiders RLFC.

He is experienced in working collaboratively in establishing partnerships with a broad range of clients, including Michael Long Leadership and Learning Centre & AFL Northern Territory; Saami University College, Saamiland, Norway; Larrakia Aboriginal Nation, Darwin NT; Career Trackers, Sydney, NSW; Australian Science Innovations – Asian Science Camp, Canberra, ACT; and Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Canberra, ACT.

Shane is also a co-founding member and Director of not for profit Darwin Indigenous Men’s Service.

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As a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, Gr8motive relies on government funding and donations from the community to deliver our important programs.