Tim Larkin, Indigenous Relations Advisor, ZEN Energy

An experienced Executive and leader in the Indigenous Affairs sector, Tim has over 15 years’ experience working with Indigenous organisations across Australia to acquire and manage economic, social and cultural assets for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A Kokatha man from northern South Australia, Tim’s passion is building commercial partnerships between Corporate and Indigenous Australia, having successfully facilitated numerous agreements, partnerships and joint ventures between private sector, government and Indigenous corporations.

Following a long and successful career leading the national operations of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC), Tim established Larkin Consulting Pty Ltd as a vehicle to support corporate clients with best practice approaches to engagement and agreement making with community organisations. Since launching in early 2022, Tim has worked with a diverse range of clients across multiple sectors including agriculture, carbon farming, aviation, mining and renewable energy.

In 2022, Zen Energy engaged Tim to lead the development of Zen’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan, and since its launch in May 2023, the relationship has progressed to implementing a range of initiatives aimed at increasing First Nations engagement and participation in the renewables sector. This includes supporting Zen’s ambition to establish commercial equity partnerships with Traditional Owners in renewables assets that deliver sustainable and scalable benefits with Traditional Owner corporations and their communities.

Where you can see them

7 May

Panel | Respecting our Elders: Addressing First Nations Ownership to Collaborate on Projects for Greater Social and Economic Impact

1:45 pm - 2:20 pm at Leadership Summit

Speakers: Kate Osaze, Director + Co-Founder, Reswitch Sherrie Anderson, Yura Ngura Indigenous Advisory Manager, Transgrid Dr. Geoff James, Director – Technology, Pilbara Solar Tim Larkin, Indigenous Relations Advisor, ZEN Energy