Our Staff

Jai Kilroy


I am an Awabakal man born, raised, and lived most of my life in Newcastle. I am also a founding member of Wandiyali.

My vocational background is diverse, from working as a chef, to Port Hunter Commodities, to Wandiyali as Mentor Coordinator and Housing Officer, to owning various successful small businesses, to most recently working in the offshore oil and gas industry both on seismic survey vessels and semi-submersible rigs in the role of accommodation administration.

I completed my Degree in Behavioural Studies (2016), with minors in Human Resource Management and Indigenous Studies.

I live in Newcastle with my wife and two children and enjoy working with the extraordinary team at Wandiyali in continuing to build on its success, ensuring that we continue to provide the greatest possible service to support our community.

Newcastle-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation