Each member of our Statim Yaga team has a wealth of knowledge and experience. They come from diverse backgrounds and understand the challenges and barriers faced by Indigenous Australians.

The team supports everyone who participates in the program to be the best they can be. We set our candidates to be successful from pre-employment training through to job placement, apprenticeships and beyond.

Mark Kucks  Social Responsibility Team Leader

Mark Kucks
Social Responsibility Team Leader

Mark is a descendant of the Yuggerah and Kullilli people of southeast and southwest Queensland and has spent close to two decades learning his trade in the employment and training sector.

His successes include developing several successful programs and strategies that continue to open up career opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people nationally. Mark has worked with Hutchinson Builders since 2012, helping to build the company’s capacity to work with Indigenous communities. His work has driven a significant increase in Indigenous participation on our projects. Mark’s focus is to ensure Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders receive the opportunity to gain careers and carve out their own futures, for themselves and their families.

Joel Anderson  Social Responsibility Manager

Joel Anderson
Social Responsibility Manager

Joel is a descendant of the Awabakal People from the Central Coast of New South Wales. He has spent more than a decade working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia in urban, rural and remote settings. His experience includes education, career development, training & employment programs, Indigenous procurement and community engagement.

Joel has worked with Hutchinson Builders since 2016, he works with Trainers, Indigenous Coordinators and external partners in relation to training, employment and mentoring strategies for all participants of Hutchinson Builder’s Statim-Yaga program. He also works with Hutchies construction teams in QLD and NSW to complete construction projects with specific Indigenous management plans and targets including Indigenous community engagement, procurement as well as employment and training outcomes.

Jade North  Social Responsibility Manager

Jade North
Social Responsibility Manager

Jade North is a proud Indigenous man from the Biripi people of Taree in northern New South Wales. As a professional footballer with 41 appearances for the Socceroos, including two Olympic Games, Jade is currently the Chair of the National Indigenous Advisory Committee for Football Australia.

He also operates a non-for-profit program ‘Kickin’ With Cuz’ designed to support young boys and girls to create sustainable pathways and make better life choices.
A recent addition to the Social Responsibility team, Jade is utilising his networks and experience, both from his professional football career and as a former business owner to build on the great work done through Statim Yaga so far. He has a passion for community engagement and creating pathways for First nations people and Indigenous businesses to enter and prosper in the construction industry.