Anaiwan Advisory

Delivering Sound Commercial Outcomes

About Us

Anaiwan Advisory is a commercial firm that is 100%
Aboriginal and Veteran owned, operated, and led. The firm is under the
leadership of Kristopher Wozniak, a proud Aboriginal Man and Veteran from
Anēwan Country, whose traditional lands traverse the Northern Tablelands in New
South Wales, and Jesse Trecco-Alexander, a proud Aboriginal Man hailing from
Bindal Country that spans the beautiful lands of the Townsville area.



Kris and Jesse, together, contribute a dynamic blend of
Koori and Murri lived experiences that shape and fuel our mission to drive
transformation in the commercial, procurement, and legal sectors. Our approach
is grounded in creating authentic partnerships with our clients, providing
innovative thought leadership, and leveraging our firms collective 40-plus
years of experience in both the public and private sectors. This diverse mix of
personal insights and professional expertise is the catalyst behind our ability
to create effective, sustainable changes for our clients.



At Anaiwan Advisory, we believe that meaningful change
happens when it is created by Aboriginal people, not for Aboriginal people.
This translates to our desire to embed social impact as a consideration in our advice

and deliverables across all engagements.

Our Team

We are a diverse team of experts, that specialise in a range of Commercial, Probity and Procurement Services. Our team of 13 specialists are spread across most parts of Australia, allowing us the flexibility to manage our resources to suit our clients outcomes and requirements.

Kristopher Wozniak


Experience: Kris is an accomplished procurement expert with extensive experience in senior executive and leadership roles across various tiers of government, ASX100 listed companies, and specialised events such as the Commonwealth Games. As a seasoned leader in the field, Kris has demonstrated a robust understanding and application of strategic procurement principles throughout his career. In recognition of his substantial contributions, Kris is the only Aboriginal man that is a Fellow of the World Commerce and Contracting, a testament to his leadership and professional acumen. Kris is also a Nationally Certified Procurement Trainer, qualified to train up to a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Procurement. His broad expertise and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable asset to partner with to realise sound procurement outcomes.


Experience: JJesse Trecco-Alexander merges leadership with legal expertise, fostering progressive changes across diverse sectors such as non-profit, community, banking, and government. Known for his forward-thinking vision, his leadership fosters team culture and drives performance, aiming to consistently evolve organisations. He’s committed to societal impact through value-based leadership and insights, bringing about tangible change. Jesse’s diverse experience underlines his strategy-driven approach, consistently asking critical questions about future goals and purpose, thus leaving every project more advanced than before.




Jesse Trecco-Alexander


Ian Munro

Senior Commercial Manager

Experience: Ian is a highly motivated, diligent, and committed procurement professional who has garnered extensive experience in local, state, and federal government settings. Possessing proven expertise in procurement and contract management, category management, capital works procurement, planning, and budgeting, he is an award-winning industry-recognised expert with a track record of excellence in data analysis, sourcing, and commercial management.

Experience: Paul is a civil engineer by profession and has wide-ranging experience including the coordination of vital planning activities such as internal liaison, environmental assessments, project plans, risk assessments, stakeholder salience, and management plans. His knack for putting together detailed scopes of work and preparing contract documents ensures that tenders are meticulously crafted using GC21 series, AS4000, AS2124 series and bespoke contracts.


Paul has managed diverse infrastructure projects, covering mechanical, electrical, civil, and open space sectors, from feasibility studies to completion. His management portfolio boasts a wide range of undertakings such as flood remediation, sewage treatment plants, architectural buildings, bridge construction, demolition works, road and drainage systems, and transformer refurbishments.


Paul Smith

Senior Project Manager

Bruce Walker

Senior Commercial Manager

Experience: Bruce is a dedicated Procurement professional with diverse experience in telecommunications, cybersecurity, and government construction procurement. Possessing in-depth knowledge of procurement and contract management, as well as ICT

and capital works procurement, planning, and budgeting. Recognised as an award-winning expert in various procurement categories


Experience: Maisie is a dedicated administration manager with a proven track record of excellence in project administration and establishing robust governance processes. With over eight years of experience in medical administration, Maisie plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient functioning of our project delivery teams, ensuring timely progress and seamless coordination of task management and office administration requirements.

Maisie Brennan

Administration Manager

Our Trusted PartNer

Black Ink Legal Corporate and Commercial

Anaiwan Advisory has formed a strategic partnership with Black Ink Legal Corporate and Commercial to collaborate on projects in the Commercial and Procurement field. This partnership allows Anaiwan Advisory to increase their resources when necessary and work on bigger projects as a unified team. One distinctive aspect of our partnership is that it enables us to offer a comprehensive end-to-end service model that covers both Procurement and Legal requirements.

Kirsten Dilena


Experience: Kirsten is a highly respected senior lawyer and commercial director with over two decades of extensive experience in contracting and procurement, primarily in support of major defence infrastructure and sustainment projects. With expertise in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts and procurement documentation, procurement strategy development, direct supplier relationship management, and dispute resolution, Kirsten is well-versed in all aspects of the procurement lifecycle.


Experience: Melanie is a highly motivated, diligent, and dedicated senior lawyer with extensive experience in the commercial and federal government sectors, including the Defence Industry. Possessing proven expertise in procurement and contract management, intellectual property, and complex ICT contracts. Melanie is widely recognised for her expert knowledge in areas such as cyber security, intellectual property, major acquisitions, and strategic negotiation skills on both local and international stages.


Melanie Hutchinson

Senior Lawyer

Janina Byrne

Senior Lawyer

Experience: Janina is a highly accomplished Lawer with over 20 years of experience, including extensive service in the Commonwealth Government. She has demonstrated leadership in managing numerous high-profile defence related acquisitions, which have highlighted her expertise in procurement and contract management. Janina’s distinguished career has enabled her to develop an exceptional understanding of the complexities of procurement in government settings. Her knowledge, skills,
and achievements make her an asset to any organisation looking for a seasoned procurement and commercial management professional.


Experience: Dave is a highly self-motivated and diligent lawyer with extensive experience in the commercial, local, and state government sectors. Possessing sound knowledge in procurement and contract management, probity, intellectual property, and services procurement contracts, Dave joined Black Ink Legal in 2022 and has since been providing legal, probity, and baseline procurement services to our local and state government clients, as well as our private sector clients.


Dave Ferensowicz

Junior Lawyer

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