Our Team

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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.

Nicole Stanmore


Nicole is passionate about ending poverty and has worked  both in Australia and overseas championing this cause. For the last 10 years she has held senior positions at the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and at Good Return, an international development agency providing microfinance and financial literacy. Nicole is a lawyer by training, has an MBA from Cambridge University in the UK and is originally from Santiago, Chile.

Dan Peyton

Head of Fundraising

Dan is responsible for developing and implementing effective fundraising campaigns for Individual Giving, Global Village and Communications teams using a range of channels including digital, 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.

Chris Govers

Head of International Programs

Chris leads our International Programs team in delivering program partnerships, technical services and strategic alliances to support poverty reduction programs across Asia and the Pacific, including multi-year projects focused on shelter, water and sanitation, urban programming and disaster risk reduction.  He is a civil/environmental engineer with wide international academic and professional experience in projects, programs and policy across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Zoe Nelson-Carey

Head of Partnerships

Zoe is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with new and existing corporate partners. She has experience in brokering corporate partnerships, facilitating corporate volunteering, negotiating new business, nurturing existing corporate partners and events management. She previously held roles in corporate fundraising with the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and in publishing sales with Hardie Grant Media.

Jesse Zarb

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.

Allison Corkhill

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.

Shrimant Acharya

Financial Manager

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 Chetty

Financial Accountant

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.

Louise Cutler

Donations Administrator

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 Pietersz

Philanthropy Manager

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.

Roshni Abraham

Donor Care Administrator

Roshni manages our dedicated monthly donors known as HopeBuilders. She is responsible for processing donations and communicating with our donors.

Arjuna Biswas

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.

Monique Schierz-Crusius

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Monique is responsible for all our digital marketing and communications. Monique’s passion for communication originates from her international upbringing being exposed to multiple cultures and languages.  Her experience ranges from a Design & Arts degree from London, a Master of Commerce from Australia, and 7 years working in Digital Marketing and Creative Content Production.

Katie Loughran

International Volunteer Coordinator

Katie works in the Global Village team and manages its International open and closed builds. Katie is an experienced Coordinator who is passionate about working in the non-profit organisation management industry. Her previous experience includes working for Southern Cross Austereo as an Account Coordinator.

Her interests in the charity sector extend beyond her job and into the weekends where she volunteers at a local dog shelter and attends Sydney beach clean ups.

Lisha Marsden-Hafer

Partnerships Coordinator

Lisha supports the Head of Partnerships in managing and growing our corporate partners.  She also facilitates our corporate volunteering program, Brush with Kindness nationally. With a background in the Environmental Professional Services Industry, she has undertaken a broad range of marketing, client relationship, account management and business development roles. Her passion for helping others has included pro-bono support to Ozharvest, including their CEO Cook-Off, her local school and sports communities and participation in charitable fundraising events.

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.

Careers and internships

We offer a range of career opportunities, as well as internships and volunteer positions to suit people of varying skill levels and experience.