About Jobsbank team

Our 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.

Staff Members

Interim Jobsbank CEO Graeme Kelly. Photo by Laura May Grogan

Graeme Kelly

Interim CEO

Graeme joins Jobsbank with many years’ experience leading for-purpose organisations at both CEO and board level.

As CEO of Vicdeaf (now Expression Australia) and The Tipping Foundation (now Aruma), Graeme was a committed, strategic advocate for people with disability, creating change through organisations with hundreds of staff.

A Harvard Business School alumni, Graeme is passionate about not-for-profit performance and strategy. Today, he focuses on working with organisations to improve impact, customer experience and sustainability, and on using his knowledge of Australia’s health and disability sectors to unlock the opportunities in key public social impact issues such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

A former President and Chair of Outdoors Inc, Graeme is passionate about helping people actively participate in their communities.

Edel Conroy

Director, Strategy, Business & Governance

After many years at an executive level in national and international agribusiness, Edel moved into the not-for-profit sector, where for over a decade she has used her corporate, finance and governance strengths to deliver strategic and operational outcomes for a range of organisations.

Edel is passionate about job creation, empowering staff, and adding value through social enterprise.

When not working she enjoys good food, the arts, friendships and exploring the great Aussie outdoors.

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Helen Williams

Executive Director, Business Engagement & Inclusion

With a passion for building community and driving innovation across not-for-profit, sport, education and corporate sectors, Helen comes to Jobsbank from World Vision Australia, where as Head of Strategic Alliances, she led a team building sustainable business practices to support disadvantaged populations.

As Managing Director of the consultancy Creative Footprints Group, she led strategy creation, implementation and business engagement for a variety of organisations. A respected executive leader, Helen is ideally placed to help Jobsbank develop sustainable solutions for those facing barriers to employment.

When not at work Helen spends time out in nature (preferably at the beach), or curled up with a good book.

Leigh Jones

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.

Leigh Jones
Sophia Fatouros

Sophia Fatouros

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.

Daniel Martinez

Senior Consultant, Industry Partnerships & Inclusion

Daniel is a senior consultant specialising in community development and best practice inclusive employment. A strategic alliance professional with a reputation for delivering outcomes across a wide range of stakeholders, he has worked with multinational corporations as well as grassroots community organisations.

Daniel has national and international experience, previously managing new corporate partnerships at World Vision Australia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, an Undergraduate Masters in European Business, and two Masters in International Business Development and International Development Practice.

Daniel enjoys travelling the world, exploring and learning from foreign cultures, foods and arts.

Daniel Martinez
Alison Read

Alison Read

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.

Tich Gowora

Advisor, Special Projects & Inclusion

A heart-centred strategist with 15 years’ experience in consulting Tich works to support change management and to optimize company culture through the development of strong internal and external stakeholder relationships. His ability to empathise and create mutually beneficial outcomes for stakeholders has enabled him to work with non-profits, small business and start-ups to support their growth.

Tich is committed to building communities through the effective use of marketing, technology and investment.

In his spare time, Tich is driven by self-development, family, a love of sports and music.

Tich Gowora
Suzanne Hewitt

Suzanne Hewitt

Advisor, Digital & Innovation

With expertise in social inclusion, social procurement and relationship management, Suzanne brings to JobsBank a strong understanding of business and stakeholder needs, and how to implement solutions that really work for businesses.

Suzanne held operations and partner relations management roles in Freight Forwarding across the UK and Hong Kong before joining John Holland Group Australia in 2016 as Social Procurement and Inclusion Advisor.  Suzanne has extensive knowledge of the Social Procurement Framework, social and Aboriginal enterprise sector and inclusive employment best practice and is passionate about all things diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

In her spare time, Suze enjoys camping in Victoria’s wild outdoors with her family.

Rebecca MacKinnon

Research & Content Manager

Rebecca is a social researcher and communicator specialising in the communication of complex issues to audiences including community, government, business and non-profits.

Rebecca has worked in the UK, Geneva and South-East Asia with organisations such as the International Service for Human Rights and International Planned Parenthood Federation as a researcher, advocate and writer supporting legal access rights and reproductive rights for marginalised communities. Locally, over the past decade, Rebecca has led medical education policy change and major communications research projects for the RACGP and the Victorian State Government.

Outside work, Rebecca spends time exploring nature with her small daughter and two dogs.

Rebecca MacKinnon

Board Members

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Wade Noonan

Board Chair

The Hon. Wade Noonan is Deputy Vice-Chancellor External Relations and Partnerships at Victoria University.

He is also Executive Director of the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance (WOMEDA).

Wade was formerly the Minister for Industry, Employment, Resources, Police and Corrections.

He is highly respected for his significant successful career across government, the not-for-profit and private sectors.

Briar Stevens

Board

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.

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Leigh Hardingham

Board

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 Sondhi

Board

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.

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Jim Hilaris

Board

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.

Justine Moss

Board

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.

Justine Moss

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