JLB-Yaran is an Indigenous Professional Service Provider and Management Consultancy that operates nationally and internationally specialising in the delivery of engineering, logistics and management solutions and services to Government, Defence and Industry.

With decades of experience in the Australian Defence Force and Defence Industry, JLB-Yaran’s professional services division leverages the Company’s significant experience and expertise in meeting its clients resource, advisory and consultancy needs in key disciplines such as Integrated Logistics Support, Engineering, Logistics, Project Management, and Procurement whilst also increasing Indigenous employment and participation in Defence, Defence Industry and Government sectors.


JLB-Yaran also provides Management Consultancy services and draws on over 30 years of experience and expertise in assisting over 1000 clients implement and manage Management Systems. As an Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider, JLB-Yaran delivers Quality, Environmental, Safety, Food Safety, Asset Management and Information Security lead auditor training at our Head Office in Adelaide, in-house and through our International Training Partners, tailoring each course to suit any organisation’s needs.

JLB-Yaran is committed to the development and employment of Indigenous professionals through the implementation of the JLB-Yaran Indigenous Development and Employment Strategy, which strives to increase Indigenous development, expertise and representation at all levels of JLB-Yaran. JLB-Yaran also strives to be a preferred employer of ex-services personnel. JLB-Yaran’s significant links with Defence affords the Company a distinct advantage to assist veterans in their transition from service to meaningful civilian employment that leverages and develops their unique experience and skills to provide invaluable services and value to JLB-Yaran’s clients.

As a preferred provider of services to Naval Group, Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), BAE Systems and the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Program, JLB-Yaran is becoming a key resourcing partner to Defence, Defence Industry and Government through the placement or secondment of experienced and dedicated professionals.







Our Management Team

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As JLB-Yaran’s Chairman, Rick is responsible for the... strategic direction of the company, advisory and mentoring to the management team. Rick has specialised in Management Consulting and Business Improvement and Development since 1995. He was a Senior Manager at KPMG prior to becoming a Director of his own consulting business (Yaran Business Services (“YBS”)) in 2000. Yaran developed a team of quality consultants that are well regarded in their area of speciality to ensure professional, appropriate, ethical and timely services for all their clients. Rick’s work in recent years has involved working with Indigenous corporations, Commonwealth, State and Local government agencies and major resource houses around Australia. His work involved economic development, reviews and evaluations with regard to funded organisations and developing commercial opportunities on the back of mining and resource agreements with Aboriginal entities. He is an Aboriginal man and brings knowledge from both the community and business sectors.

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Brendan Dumbrell
Managing Director

Brendan is a proud Indigenous man who is leading JLB-Yaran's growth into... the Defence Industry. Brendan is a former Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Officer where we had a successful and enjoyable career, developing his passion for the Defence Industry. Transitioning out of the ADF, Brendan has taken control and oversight of all management responsibilities for JLB-Yaran. A driven individual who is passionate for the success of JLB-Yaran, Brendan is driving initiatives to increase Indigenous participation in the Defence Industry and is leading JLB-Yaran's Indigenous Development and Employment Program. Brendan is determined to create long-term careers for Indigenous talent in the Industry and is leading our management team to achieve this vision.

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Director - Professional Services

As JLB-Yaran’s General Manger Professional Services ...Joel is responsible for the performance and growth of JLB-Yaran’s Professional Services division and the Professional Services team. Joel is also responsible for the Strategic Workforce Plan to ensure JLB-Yaran attracts and retains highly competent and motivated Indigenous, non-Indigenous and ex-service personnel. Joel is a member of the JLB-Yaran executive team and provides 11 years of service as an Officer with the Royal Australian Navy and 5 years within Defence Acquisition Programs with significant experience in Integrated Logistics Support, Project Management, Logistics, Supply Chain and Procurement.

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Director - Governance & Strategy

As JLB-Yaran’s Director, Sean is responsible for the commercial ...and financial requirements of the company. Sean enjoyed a successful career in the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Warfare / Navigator Officer before transitioning into industry in 2014. An experienced management consultant, Sean provides great leadership and oversight over Head Office and ensures day to day business requirements are being met.

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General Manager

As JLB-Yaran’s General Manager, Hayden is responsible for highlighting...our capability to partners and clients, whilst developing our workforce for future Defence requirements. Hayden will present on behalf of the company and ensure our expertise and professional services are made available to the Defence Industry during this exciting growth period whilst building strong relationships with our stakeholders. Completing 11 years in the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Logistics Officer, Hayden utilises his experiences and skills to understand the unique requirements of Defence, whilst also ensuring any JLB-Yaran employees put forward for positions are suitable based on their qualifications, skills and experience. With a strong history in workforce training, Hayden is passionate about developing personnel to meet individual and workforce requirements.

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Luke Southwell
Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Luke is responsible for the management of ...JLB-Yaran consultants and clients for all business as usual requirements. Luke has a wealth of experience as an ARMY reservist and former Department of Defence APS employee. Having joined Defence in the Indigenous Apprenticeship Program and progressing through the ranks, Luke brings invaluable skills and experience to strengthen our capability. Luke is a proud Ngarrindjeri man, born and raised in Adelaide and will be managing our Adelaide Head Office. Luke is passionate about growing Indigenous employment initiatives and providing opportunities for his people and we are thrilled to have him join the team.

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Heidi Gigos
Human Resource Manager

As the Human Resource Manager, Heidi is responsible ...for personnel welfare throughout our organisations and managing the workforce needs within JLB-Yaran. Heidi is a proud Aboriginal woman born and raised in mid-North, SA. Heidi was previously an APS employee of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Defence, working at 462SQN Cyber Warfare prior to joining JLB-Yaran   Heidi was a Consultant with JLB-Yaran working at Wide Area and Space Surveillance Systems Program Office (WASSSPO), but has now rejoined the team at head office to help drive the Indigenous Development & Employment Program (IDEP). Heidi is the key point of contact for this program and she ensures all candidates reach their professional potential and are managed, mentored and supported throughout. Highly skilled and experienced in training, learning and development, Heidi will also design and govern the career continuum's planned for each candidate in this program and continuously provide mentoring and career guidance.