Our Staff

Bek Lasky

Chief Executive Officer

Bek is a proud Wakaya woman who was born and raised on the lands of the Wadawurrung people down in Geelong. Bek is currently the CEO of Ngarrimili, a non for profit organisation nurturing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander business and entrepreneurship.
Bek is extremely passionate about using her voice and platform to raise awareness on topics of importance to her, including; mental health, First Nations economic development, youth entrepreneurship and empowering others to achieve their goals and dreams.

Samantha French

Murran Operations Manager

Sam was born on Thursday Island QLD and raised in Darwin NT. Her Aboriginal heritage is from Wuthathi country, Cape York and her Asian ancestry is from Ambon in Indonesia.
Sam is joining us the Murran First Nations Enterprise Hub Manager and comes with over twenty years experience in the community sector, most recently at Aboriginal Housing Victoria.
Sam is a trained and accredited ICF Life Coach and is currently undertaking a Master Practitioner of Life Coaching. She is also the Founder of Blak Pearl Coaching & Consulting.
Sam is passionate about working with mob to help navigate their way through life and the challenges that face us along the way. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Nevadah Ooi Cleary

Enterprise Development Coordinator

Nevadah is a proud Wiradjuri Woman living on Wadawurrung land. Nevadah has joined us as the Enterprise Development Coordinator and will be working across a number of projects to support the deadly businesses and individuals in the Ngarrimili network.
She is passionate about women supporting women, empowering our Tiddas and being positive role models in our community. She is also an artist - her inspiration stems from seeing our strong, beautiful bodies creating and being.

Woodrow Eke

Principal Policy Officer

Woodrow is the Principal Policy Officer at Ngarimili. Woodrow has spent the last four years working as a Senior Policy Officer for the Peak Body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training in Victoria, working with local, State/Territory, and Commonwealth Governments to develop and implement policy. Woodrow's passion lies in the creation and implementation of sustainable and effective policies and strategies that support the prosperity of First Nations peoples and communities.

Coco Eke

General Manager

Coco has co-founded and managed multiple entities in Bad Apples Music, Barpirdhila Foundation, Ngarrimili and Strong Brother Strong Sister, alongside having operational roles within the arts, sporting, and community sectors with a focus on governance and revenue generation. Coco has vast experience in the music and arts sectors as an Artist Manager for Birdz, A.B. Original and Philly, producer of shows, tours and events, and sponsorship for major events such as Barunga Festival. Prior to the arts, Coco developed social engagement strategies in both the corporate and community sectors including the AFL. With a keen passion for the advancement of women in music, Coco is also a director of MusicNT and is determined to contribute to a positive sector in the Northern Territory.