Our team

Our Team

Our team has been formed to bring cultural, creative and management expertise into the creative process. Our business is built on the fundamental understanding that innovation comes from collaboration. Gilimbaa’s great joy is in forming strong partnerships and working hand in hand with community and clients to achieve lasting creative impacts.

David Williams (Wakka Wakka)

Executive Director

As a proud Wakka Wakka man and the Executive Director of Gilimbaa, David brings a lifetime of culture and connections to Gilimbaa. David was influenced by his immediate family and his Elders who encouraged him to use his creative skills as a tool to connect his culture to the wider community. With almost 20 years as a cultural performer working locally, nationally, and internationally, David uses creativity as an effective tool of 21st century cultural communication. David has a unique capability to walk in two worlds, influencing in the boardrooms nationally and internationally with the same ease as he connects with community.

David is chairperson of the Indigenous Advisory Group for the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, a former board member of the Queensland Museum Network, former chairperson of the Queensland Museum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee, and former RAP Advisory Member for both Microsoft and Woolworths Group.

Helga Weiss

General Manager

Helga has over 20 years’ experience as an advertising communication specialist with a solid background in traditional and digital communication. She has worked in senior strategic roles with major advertising agencies across Australia, managing communication programs for a range of corporate, retail, government and not-for-profit organisations. She’s adept at initiating, leading and managing projects, no matter how large or small. Helga thrives on a challenge and is highly solution-focussed for Gilimbaa’s clients. She places a high priority on building relationships, by working closely with her team and clients to create an honest and collaborative environment.

Paul McBride

Business Development Manager and Writer

Originally from Northern Ireland, Paul has worked in business development and as a writer for Gilimbaa since 2019. He has been a writer and editor since 2011 and has been published in a wide variety of print and online publications throughout Australia and overseas in that time. He holds a Master of Communication and Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations, and has experience working in industries including health, education, design, consulting, insurance, real estate, and government. He has also worked as an in-house copywriter, content editor, freelance writer, and music journalist.

Sophie Mor

Project Manager

Sophie has had a career in media communications that spans over a decade and three continents. Having worked with a suite of globally recognised brands, she has extensive experience in managing a wide range of stakeholders with diverse requirements. Her experience in working with government departments and with marginal communities in Africa means she is well-versed in working with sensitive subject matter and with audiences who have particular communication needs, while she possesses the empathy required to be able to deliver powerful campaigns to a variety of audiences. Sophie is approachable and thorough and enjoys the teamwork required to get the job done.

Renée Rogers

Senior Designer

Renée has over 18 years’ experience in communication design and has worn many hats: designer, art director, educator and mentor. She has extensive experience across a wide range of brands, with her main focus on branding and visual identity, campaign strategy, print and publication design, typography and web design, as well as five years’ experience in design education. Renée’s background as an educator informs her approach to creative problem-solving, learning and discovering along the way to creating unique solutions for her clients.

Navada Currie (Mununjali and Kabi Kabi)

Graphic Designer

Navada is a Mununjali and Kabi Kabi woman whose creative career started at Inala Wangarra in 2015, where she had the opportunity to work with Aboriginal children to create a pop-up art museum named Jarjums Life Museum. Since then, she has had the opportunity to contribute her skills to several charities and fundraising campaigns, playing a part in raising funds to help support Australians facing a range of challenges. Navada’s path as a graphic designer in the not-for-profit space has taught her the power of visuals to inspire change, raise awareness, and make a difference. She has also worked as a freelance designer and within a digital marketing agency.