Amanda Healy

Amanda Healy

CEO Warrikal and Managing Director, Kirrikin

Amanda is a Wonnarua woman – the traditional owners of the Hunter Valley in NSW –and is part of the Koorie nation. She has spent most of her life living in Western Australia.

Amanda is the CEO of Warrikal, an Indigenous majority owned mechanical services business. In 2017, Amanda joined with two other industry specialists to form Warrikal, combining 50 years of experience in shutdowns and turnarounds in the Pilbara region.

Amanda undertakes social responsibility work through Kirrikin, a social enterprise developed in late 2014 to address the shortage of authentic Indigenous products. Sharing profits with the artists, Kirrikin digitally prints beautiful Aboriginal artwork onto luxurious cashmere and silk fabric, which is made into clothing and accessories. Kirrikin has won numerous awards through the Export Council of Australia and is a popular partner for awareness raising and fund-raising activities on Indigenous projects.

Amanda has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining industry, working for blue chip miners such as BHP, Rio Tinto and WMC, in Australia, Africa and Canada. In 2003, she founded her own engineering business, Maxx Engineering, in the Pilbara, which was then sold to a large international company in 2015. 

In 2014, Amanda was awarded the prestigious ‘Indigenous in Business’ Award at the Ethnic Business Awards at the C20 in Brisbane, and has since won a number of small business awards both nationally and regionally. She has an MBA and graduated with a Doctorate in Commerce from Curtin University in 2020.

She is on the board of the Wirrpanda Foundation, Curtin University Business and Law School Advisory Board, Save the Children Fund, WA Social Enterprise Council founding board, John Curtin Gallery, Enterprise Learning Projects and a number of other small Indigenous focused boards.