The management of Habitat for Humanity Australia is led by our team of dedicated and passionate staff.
Our staff are committed to making our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent home become a reality.
Ian has a professional accounting and management background. Ian was the CEO/MD of QBELMI (a major subsidiary of the QBE Group) for 21 years. He has also worked in senior management and finance roles in the AMP Group.
Head of Fundraising
Dan is responsible for developing and implementing effective fundraising campaigns using a range of channels including direct mail, face-to-face and telephone. Dan has worked in fundraising for over 10 years for organisations such as UNICEF and The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Head of International Programs
Sophie manages our International Program projects in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Sophie specialises in developing and managing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs, and previously held roles with ChildFund and WaterAid.
Regional Program Manager (Asia Pacific and Emergencies)
Megan manages our International Program projects in Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Fiji and Vanuatu, as well as our regional Emergency Response programs. Megan has over ten years of international development experience and specialises in Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Response.
National Partnerships Manager
Zoé is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with new and existing partners. She previously held roles in corporate fundraising with the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and in publishing sales with Hardie Grant Media. Zoe is currently on maternity leave.
Global Village Manager
Jesse is the Global Village Manager and is responsible for the longer-term strategy, program development, delivery of programs and projects and ensuring that the team is compliant with international and industry standards. Jesse has worked for 10 years in the Not for profit sector, working with leading agencies in marketing communications, events management and recruitment.
International Volunteer Coordinator
Allison works in the Global Village team and manages its schools and corporate builds. She previously worked for the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn and in roles involving Executive Management assistance, conferencing and travel coordination.
Shri looks after our finance and accounts. He is also the link between all five Australian affiliates and Habitat for Humanity International for financial reporting. Prior to joining our team, Shri lead the finance department at Interpro Australia, an IT recruitment company.
Arvin is part of the Finance team. He performs the day to day transactional accounting processes and maintaining integrity with the reporting requirements. He also assists Global Village and Marketing teams with reconciliation of funds for events.
Lara manages some of Habitat’s largest corporate partnerships and is responsible for developing new business opportunities in Australia. She has previously held roles with ActionAid and the United Nations in East Africa and is currently completing a Masters of Sustainable Development.
International Volunteer Coordinator
Laura works in the Global Village team and manages its open builds. Laura recently completed a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies at Sydney University. She has interned with the United Nations and volunteered internationally in Palestine and Nepal with youth and development organisations
Patrizha manages our branding and communications across all media channels, including our newsletters, social media and the website.
Lou’s role is to provide support and assistance to our wonderful donors and process all donations. She started with us as a volunteer and has worked on events such as our Gala Dinners and has participated in two Global Village builds in Nepal. Prior to joining our team, Lou traveled the world buying fabric for fashion designers.
Annie manages our Philanthropy program and is responsible for building meaningful relationships with our wonderful supporters, helping them realise their philanthropic intentions. Annie has over 10 years’ experience working for some of Australia’s largest charities such as Mission Australia and the National Heart Foundation.
Donor Care Administrator
Roshni manages our dedicated monthly donors known as HopeBuilders. She is responsible for processing donations and communicating with our donors.
Direct Marketing Manager
Arjuna manages the implementation & campaign creation of Habitat for Humanity’s multi-channel direct marketing & fundraising campaigns, supporting both acquisition & donor retention.
Her breadth of experience includes campaigning & activism, education programs, international development & community fundraising. She has previously held roles at Oxfam, National Breast Cancer Foundation and most recently White Ribbon Australia.
Meet our Board members
Habitat for Humanity Australia is governed by a voluntary Board. The individuals who make up the Board have diverse backgrounds and bring a range of skills and experience to assist in their role.