United Together

Panku Safety Solutions Pty Ltd (meaning 'united, together' in Nyiyaparli) is an Indigenous owned business operating in Melbourne’s South East.

We believe unity and a willingness to work together for mutual benefit is fundamental to building a prosperous Indigenous and Australian economy.

Panku differentiates itself from the transactional and sales driven approach to business by embracing a relational and solutions focussed approach that is informed by Indigenous ways of Being, Doing, Knowing. Our strength lies in our ability to bring the highest level of industry and category expertise whilst being nimble, solutions-oriented and focussed on delivering added value, and increasing our social impact. You can learn more about our Social Impact and Values here.

Company Founders

Jadah Pleiter (Founder & CEO)

Jadah Pleiter is from the Palyku people in North Western Australia and the Founder and CEO of First Aid company Heart2HeartTraining & Supplies and Panku Safety Solutions.

Jadah is a skilled entrepreneur with a background in project management, strategic planning, evaluation and research, marketing, Mental Health First Aid Training and Pastoral Care. Her experience working with Indigenous Communities, Local Government as well as Infrastructure & Projects has contributed to her breadth of understanding when it comes to managing multiple stakeholders, procurement, project management, risk management and OHS needs.

Jadah champions a values-driven approach informed by Christian values and Indigenous ways of being, doing and knowing.

Travis Ling (Business Development Manager)

With 25+ years of Safety Industry experience, Travis has demonstrated expertise in the solutions based supply of PPE and associated services.

Having worked with some of the Australia's largest companies in the Mining & Resource, Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Projects, Government, Defence, Airline and Rail Industries, he prides himself on delivering value into relationships with key strengths and focus set around rationalisation, consolidation, continuous improvement initiatives and other value added services.

Travis has worked with some of the countries largest safety businesses, in National Specialist, BDM and Senior Leadership roles.

Core Values

Panku is a values-based business operating with three key value pillars.

Relationship

Relationship is at the heart of all that we do.

We believe strong relationships built on understanding and mutual outcomes equates to good business. Through strong relationships innovative and creative solutions can be found and broader value can be identified and offered. Panku believes genuine equitable partnership between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people is based on mutual respect and authentic, honest engagement.

Integrity

Panku upholds the highest moral, product and cultural integrities in everything we do from genuine honest communication, products that demonstrate and deliver and responsive social investment.

Panku is a genuine Aboriginal founded, owned and operated business. Founder Jadah Pleiter (nee:Milroy) comes from a distinguished Palyku family who hold Native Title over their traditional lands in the Pilbara. Jadah has lived and worked in Victoria on the lands of the Kulin Nations for the past 20 years.

Reciprocity

Relational reciprocity is a core value underpinning Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing and is fundamental to the way Panku does business.

We seek supplier and client relationships that are mutually beneficial and offer broader value than a transactional approach would allow. We strive to uphold the ‘best interest’ of those we seek to partner with.

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