About Yanun

Yanun is an Indigenous and Veteran owned and operated company specialising in the delivery of on time and on budget complex projects and programs.

Yanun is an Indigenous owned and operated, Supply Nation certified Project Services Company which specialises in the delivery of on time and on budget complex projects and programs within a diverse range of industries.   Co-founded in 2019 by David Mallett, a proud Ngarrindjeri man from Adelaide’s South East, the word Yanun means ‘to communicate with others’. Yanun delivers project excellence by being authentic, transparent and responsive through meaningful interactions and the development of high-quality deliverables. Commonwealth buyers can procure Yanun for contracts of any size and value using the Indigenous Business Exemption (Exemption 16) in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules’.   Our commitment to our clients and to the communities in which we operate are recognised as our core values of Respect, Integrity and Adaptability.

Our Mission

In parallel to Yanun’s commitment to excellence in project planning and delivery, Yanun has a fierce desire to take tangible action to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians. Just as the saying goes ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’, Yanun believes that economic independence is a core requirement of a brighter future for Australia’s first people.

Yanun is dedicated to mentoring, training and providing opportunities for younger Aboriginal people to develop their own lifelong skill sets and in doing so, build Aboriginal empowerment, one success story at a time.



David Mallett

Executive Director

David is a dynamic management professional and integrated project services specialist with combined experience in the natural resources, civil infrastructure, defence and international security industries.


David understands and respects Defence’s operational needs, having spent a combined 12 years in the Australian Special Forces and Defence Industry. Direct, diligent and decisive, David combines strategic thinking with detailed planning to deliver complex programs. An articulate communicator with strong team leadership skills, David is adept at managing multiple stakeholders in highly sensitive and political environments

Jessica MacDonald

Executive Director

A highly-motivated, charismatic and decisive leader, Jessica has a strong reputation for driving project and practice direction. By managing strategic relationships and successfully capitalising on opportunities, Jessica strives to support innovative and best for client outcomes. Initially an award-winning Architect, Jessica’s project experience resides predominately in the built environment. A savvy strategist and troubleshooter, Jessica is comfortable with stepping outside the box and leveraging her creativity to overcome challenges and drive ongoing success.

Meet the Team



Scott Robertson


Darren Burton


Charlie Eastwood


Shane Parsons

Senior Consultant

Lachlan Carr

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Celia Chirnside


Joel Fielke


Ella Agius

Project Administrator

Brianna Wilson

First Nations Project Services Trainee
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Timmy Sumner

Project Administrator

michael mason


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Yanun is an Indigenous-owned and operated Project Services company, specialising in the delivery of on-time and on-budget complex projects and programs.

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