Board

Meet the members of the Board of the Centre for Volunteering

Valerie Hoogstad

Chairperson
Valerie has a background in Psychology, Education and Communications. She ...

Terry Brigden

Board Member
  Terry joined Freehills in 1999 as a partner in the Financial Services ...

Loki Ball

Board Member
  Loki is passionate about placing young people at the center of positive ...

Les Hems

Board Member
Les Hems is the Director of research and development for Tomorrow’s ...

Kaye McCulloch

Deputy Chair
Growing up in rural Australia, Kaye learnt early that volunteering was a way of ...

Joy Woodhouse

Board Member
 Joy has run her own consultancy business since 1997, which specialises in ...

Jonathan Srikanthan

Board Member
Jono is passionate about the impact corporates can have on philanthropy. ...

Ian Moyser

Treasurer
Ian is a partner at KPMG specialising in Audit and Assurance services. Ian ...

Geoff Rickard

Board Member
Following a 20 year career in financial services, Geoff joined the not-fo...

Bronwen Dalton

Board Member
Bronwen is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Masters of Community ...

Alan Bates

Board Member
Alan comes from a financial and sales background with over 36 years experience ...

CEO

Meet our Chief Executive Officer

Gemma Rygate

Chief Executive Officer
Gemma, has over twenty-five years' experience as an executive, manager, ...

Staff

Meet the Staff of The Centre

Avril Samuels

Senior Manager: Member Relations and Volunteer Referral
Avril has more than 15 years’ experience within the volunteer sector in ...

Heesun Chung

Manager, Office and People
Heesun had volunteered for the Starlight Foundation and the Australian Red ...

John Ryan

Chief Financial Officer
John retired from the University sector in December 2014 and joined The Centre ...

Lyndon Reed

IT Coordinator
Lyndon is the Network administrator, he manages the hardware and software ...

Rachel Rainbird

Senior Manager: Sector Programs
After many years in the Airline industry, Rachel joined The Centre for Volunt...

Yvette Caroly

Member and Client Services Manager
Yvette has experience in sales/marketing, relationship building, customer ...

Volunteers

Meet our volunteers

Andrea Turner

Volunteer Referral Service

Anne Duffy

Volunteer Referral Service

Barbara Keffel

Administration

Bess Morrison

Volunteer Referral Service

Betsy Williams

Volunteer Referral Service

Bhavna Saxena

Volunteer Referral Service

Bill Jarvis

Information Technology

Brian Elliott

Member and Client Services

Carol Lawler

Volunteer Referral Service

Carol Russell

Volunteer Referral Service

Carrie Wallis

Bridge to Volunteering

Connie Lovell

Volunteer Referral Service

Denis Porter

Skilled Volunteering Weekly Bulletin

Denise Francis

Volunteer Referral Service

Diana McConachy

Bridge to Volunteering

Dianne Denny

Bridge To Volunteering

Jan Pickering

Volunteer Referral Service

Jeanette Bradley

Bridge to Volunteering

Jenny Gray

Reception

Joan Curtis

Volunteer Referral Service

Judith Nicklin

Volunteer Referral Service

Judy Houlton

Reception

Judy Schneider

Volunteer Referral Service

Kathy Whitehead

Bridge To Volunteering

Kaye Llewhellyn

Volunteer Referral Service

Kelera Levu

Volunteer Referral Service

Lesley Green

Volunteer Referral Service

Lorna Paviour

Bridge To Volunteering

Lucille Coombes

Volunteer Referral Service

Lynne Wayling

Volunteer Referral Service

Mai Douglas

Volunteer Referral Service

Margaret Labruyere

Volunteer Referral Service

Molly Neal

Volunteer Referral Service

Norman Hams

Volunteer Referral Service

Patricia Moody

Volunteer Referral Service

Peter Hoadley

Volunteer Referral Service

Pholy Tan

Networking Events

Robin Arbib

Volunteer Referral Service

Sally Jordan

Reception

Sue Marsden

Volunteer Referral Service

Susan Reid

Volunteer Referral Service

Vivien Wolff

Volunteer Referral Service