Pipeline Team

Rachelle Towart OAM

CEO and Founder

Few people have had a greater impact on developing the capabilities and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders than Rachelle Towart.
As an Indigenous woman with a powerful personal story of the effectiveness of leadership development, Rachelle has elevated awareness of the importance of Indigenous leadership and governance capacity to the national stage.
After building friendships and experience in a range of public service roles, Rachelle uncovered her natural capabilities for leadership and development through the support of mentors and a strong network of extended family.
Moving to the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre in 2004, Rachelle was appointed CEO in 2007 and transformed the organisation, tripling revenue and more than doubling enrolments while putting Indigenous leadership firmly on the national agenda.
She formed Pipeline Talent to build support for emerging Indigenous leaders after recognising the need for an improved range of tailored support programs for Indigenous  executives.
Rachelle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2018 in recognition of her achievements in building Indigenous leadership capability across Australia.
Contact Rachelle for more information about Pipeline Talent.

Tim Winkler


Tim has built his career around retailing ideas.
He has played a lead role in strategy, marketing and operational management of Universities for the past 15 years. He has also conducted organisational reviews, market research and strategy development for more than 15 Universities and many other education organisations over the past decade.
In past roles, Tim has served as Director of Marketing and Monash University, Director of Media and Communications at the Australian National University and Director of a higher education consultancy, Twig Marketing.
Tim’s work has been recognised with a range of marketing and communications awards and he is regularly invited to speak on marketing, strategy development and innovation.
Contact Tim to discuss how Pipeline Talent can work with you in future.