The Indigo Gold Team

You will benefit from our combined experience and know-how across a range of industries.  No matter what service you are accessing, each team member genuinely seeks to understand you and your customer’s needs.

We offer your business a fresh perspective, with all team members working together to deliver the best results.

The Managing Director, Prue Saxby, is backed up by a small group of people.  Together, their combined qualifications span:

  • Registered Nursing
  • Project Management
  • Journalism
  • Business (Marketing)
  • Diesel Fitting
  • Engineering
  • Physiotherapy
  • Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Environmental Science
  • Urban and Regional Planning.

Prue Saxby – Managing Director

Having spent her whole career working in regional Australia with a diverse range of industries, you will benefit from Prue’s unique suite of skills.

She’s worked in numerous states and territories, with all levels of government, businesses (big and small), tertiary institutions, and economic development and tourism organisations.  As a result she has extensive business knowledge and is a strategic-thinker, often linking ideas and opportunities.  Her industry experience includes:

  • health
  • print media
  • graphic design
  • government
  • primary production
  • tourism
  • not-for-profits
  • business services
  • the mining industry and its supply chain.

You’ll enjoy a unique relationship, great outcomes, and peace-of-mind knowing your job will be completed on-time and on-budget.  Prue has high business ethics and offers a fresh and collaborative approach, recognises opportunity and develops simple, innovative solutions.

Through her Grant Writing Academy Facebook community, grant workshops and courses, and ‘Grant Writer In Your Back Pocket’ support services, Prue passes on the wisdom she’s gained from many years of grant writing.

You’ll be in good hands – in the past four years she’s helped clients from a range of industries gain more than $41 million in grant funds!

She proves that by following a methodical process, even the newest grant writers can bypass overwhelm and self-doubt, and instead generate momentum. Her friendly style and passionate support let them move closer to writing quality grant applications and grant writing success.

Education / Training

Prue has a BBus (Marketing) with Distinction.  So that she can conduct Investigative Services, she has undertaken specialised training and holds a Security Provider Licence – Class 1.  Prue has chaired many meetings and committees and has undertaken Foundations of Directorship training with Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She has also completed courses in ‘Governance and Board Effectiveness’ and ‘Cultural Training’.

Membership and Committees

Prue enjoys participating in a range of community events and proudly supports many regional not-for-profits.  She is a member of various business and management organisations including:

  • Capricorn Enterprise’s Economic Development Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce – Capricornia
  • Australian Institute of Management

Kim Lahey – Journalist / Writer

Indigo Gold team member Kim Lahey has a passion for writing that’s strengthened by her Business and Journalism degrees.

Kim grew up on an isolated Western Queensland cattle property and has a very active interest in her local Sunshine Coast community, with sporting groups and in literacy training.

Indigo Gold clients love working with Kim as she quickly understands their needs, and is able to adapt her writing style to match each individual business’ unique brand, tone and personality.

Your business will really benefit from her strong connection with regional communities and her breadth of industry experience including:

  • a 15-year career in the Tourism industry
  • a 10-year career in general business and print media
  • her work with hundreds of clients to write copy for their products
  • regular supply of print articles and copy to help local community groups
  • 5 years of adult-literacy tutoring and life story interviewing for her local library
  • website copywriting with the Indigo Gold team from 2017

Pat Connor – Business Improvement Specialist

Pat’s career spans a range of industries including mining, manufacturing, the not-for-profit sector, and tertiary education.  For the last seven years, through his own company, he has helped clients implement streamlined, efficient processes to maximise returns.

Clients enjoy his ability to relate to people on the shop floor (a trade background is just one of his qualifications), as well as ‘connect’ with management and executives.  You’ll benefit from Pat’s skills that include:

  • ‘Lean’ thinking (productivity, cost reduction, quality systems)
  • Transforming inputs to outputs to create efficiencies and greater profits
  • Asset management and maintenance – to leverage the best return on assets
  • Risk management
  • Improving employee engagement and implementing cultural change.

Other team members

Other team members add further value to the work we do, so you’ll be delighted with the results.   Their range of skills includes:

  • Statistical research and analysis
  • Demographic research and analysis
  • The use of statistical data to report on socio-economic conditions
  • Strategic planning
  • New product development
  • Workplace rehabilitation.

Contact us now to find out how the team can provide great value for your business.