About Jobsbank team
Our small, dedicated team is made up of professionals from a variety of sectors who work with you to develop solutions for your business.
Dr Karina Davis
With a wealth of experience in the education sector developing innovative educational and training programs and products, Karina has a passion for the power of opportunity to change lives.
After working as a Lecturer and Research Fellow within the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne, where she also completed her Ph.D, Karina worked in various roles at Melbourne Polytechnic including as Director, College of Education, Training and Leadership and then as Executive Director, Programs and Educational Leadership, where she oversaw the delivery of all Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education programs. Karina then joined Monash College and across her time there led the Learning Innovation, Bachelor of International Business and broader Education teams.
Karina brings to Jobsbank deep strategic expertise and understanding of how to support access and participation in successful industry outcomes.
Interim Director, Commercial & Corporate Services
Bart is an enthusiastic and outcome driven interim executive with a strategic and commercial mindset. Experienced and passionate about ‘for purpose’ organisations with a strong focus on value creation. He is a Chartered Accountant with deep and broad multidisciplinary experience in finance, technology, transformation, risk, governance, and human resources.
Manager, Digital & Innovation
Customer focused and data driven, Leigh has spent the past 12 years in digital roles across a range of industries, from legal and investments to national and international retailers.
He then landed in the not-for-profit sector four years ago with Speckle Loans, bringing a world first ethical, digital lending product to market.
Leigh is committed to using digital and marketing for good, focusing on the “why” we do what we do.
When not working he can be found playing, coaching or watching various sports.
Communications, Marketing & Evaluation Manager
Sophia holds an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester, a Bachelor of Communications and Mass Media from the University of Athens and an MA of Social Impact by Research from Swinburne University of Technology. She has a passion for digital storytelling for social impact and its application to commercial projects and uses her skills to amplify the work and impact of the Jobsbank team and partners.
She has rich experience in media production, digital campaigns and audience development.
Senior Consultant, Industry Partnerships & Inclusion
A senior consultant who understands firsthand the challenges for social and sustainable procurement from both the corporate and social enterprise lens, Alison is passionate about supporting diverse suppliers. She has spent considerable time focused on creating opportunities for Indigenous businesses and Social Enterprises to grow, both directly with corporates and indirectly with other organisations.
Previously, Alison led social procurement for NAB as well as having oversight of programs reducing NAB’s environmental footprint. She has moved recently into the not-for-profit sector and brings with her a commercial lens to diverse procurement.
Alison enjoys getting into nature, whether it’s in the garden, at the local creek or getting away to Australia’s national parks.
Advisor, Engagement & Inclusion
An accomplished professional with a proven ability to develop people and implement strategies that support business and community objectives, Kim is a respected leader and recognised innovator. Kim has led key initiatives that contributed to social policy changes and positively impacted on marginalised and disadvantaged groups.
Taylor brings four years of professional and administrative experience with the Australian Government, providing a high-level of support to departmental secretaries. She is a detail - oriented, diligent professional who has successfully implemented systems of tracking and organisation for secretarial tasks. As a self-acclaimed coffee-addict, Taylor cannot start her day without an almond latte.
Claire Ferres Miles
Claire is an optimistic leader driven by curiosity, seeking out innovative partnerships with purpose-driven people and organisations to deliver tangible community outcomes of impact.
As Founder of CuriosityCo, former CEO of Sustainability Victoria and Interim CEO of the City of Melbourne, she has held executive roles in State and Local Government, Transport for London, and the private sector in sustainability, transport, infrastructure, city planning and place, business development and community engagement. Claire has been recognised as an IPAA Victorian Fellow and a ‘Top 50 Woman in the Victorian Public Sector’.
She has a Master of Transport, a Master of Traffic, a Bachelor of Planning & Design and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Briar Stevens has been working in the for purpose and philanthropic sectors for more than 15 years.
Briar grew up in Zimbabwe, and as a woman in a wheelchair since the age of 3, she has forged a career improving outcomes in the social space driven by a strong sense of social justice.
She is currently a Grant Program Manager at Equity Trustees, working with a team of philanthropic professionals to manage over 650 philanthropic trusts and executing the distribution of approximately $76M per year into the for-purpose sector.
Leigh is Managing Director and principal consultant at Hardingham Pty Ltd, maximising economic, environmental, social and cultural outcomes for a wide range of clients.
With senior experience on major infrastructure and civil construction projects, most recently Leigh developed organisation-wide capacity as General Manager of John Holland’s Social Procurement and Inclusion team.
Leigh has developed and delivered strategies in social procurement, inclusion and diversity, social impact, community relations, Indigenous participation, Australian industry participation, business development and maximising procurement from local business.
Sam is the CEO of Outlook, a social enterprise creating job opportunities for Victorians with disabilities.
With significant senior experience in investment banking for Credit Suisse, Citigroup and his own investment company, Sam has advised some of Australia’s largest corporations on a range of acquisitions, divestments and capital raising initiatives.
Sam has served as Chief Operating Officer of the international inclusive business NGO, Business for Development, and as the Director of Strategy & Growth for Lentara UnitingCare.
The General Manager of Procurement and Supply Chain at Metro Trains, Jim joins the Jobsbank board with extensive executive experience leading transformational change across community and commercial sectors.
Jim combines his professional expertise in procurement supply chains, finance, business process improvement and risk management with an MBA, CPA and GAICD.
A former Treasurer of the Arcadia Centre, Jim is currently Vice President of the Kynourian Philanthropic Association.
A social procurement specialist, Justine is focused on driving Government and corporates to achieve their commitments in employment and goods and services procurement from Indigenous businesses.
As Managing Director and principal consultant at Justine Moss Consulting, Justine’s extensive experience has taken her from developing small Indigenous businesses at Koori Business Network to executive management for the Australian Employment Covenant, delivering programs for Reconciliation Australia, and working with Supply Nation as Head of Government Membership.
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