Jimi James Lovegrove

Director & Operations Manager

A proud Nyoongar/Nunga man, with traditional and ancestral ties through his mother to Koreng/Minang language groups of the Nyoongar nation and Nunga – Ngarrindjeri/Wirangu through his father. Jimi brings both a deep understanding of Aboriginal culture and extensive experience in Western Australia’s mining and construction industries to the Moombaki PCB team.

Born and raised in Boorloo (Perth), Jimi has held various FIFO roles with global mining companies over the past 12 years, most recently as a mechanical fitter, working across a number of WA sites.

Passionate about providing opportunities for improving Indigenous employment and training, Jimi jumped at the chance to be an integral part of Moombaki’s mission to promote social empowerment within Indigenous communities.

“I was drawn to the opportunity to do something truly meaningful, to be able to make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people by providing career and training opportunities in WA’s construction industry, an industry which can provide an important connection to the land,” he says.

“My Pop Peter Farmer (RIP) was one of three who published the first Nyoongar dictionary. Moombaki means ‘horizon, where the river meets the sky’ – and when you look at the sunset on the horizon, it gets you thinking about tomorrow, so when this opportunity arose to help build and grow something for the future and future generations, the name felt right,” he says.

With a personal understanding of the unique challenges faced by Indigenous mob within industry, Jimi is committed to implementing culturally appropriate practices that pave the way for improved future business between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.

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