Our team includes sponsors and supporters who have been helping The Centre in a great many ways.  Thanks to this support, The Centre is promoting and supporting volunteering and other forms of community participation more successfully than ever.  We thank the following:

Board of Directors

  • Terry Brigden – Director
  • Ian Bulluss – Director
  • Robert Fitzgerald – Director
  • Helen Freeland – Chair
  • Valerie Hoogstad – Director
  • Alan Max – Director
  • Oscar Mussons – Director
  • Di Robinson – Director
  • Gemma Rygate – Company Secretary (non-board member)


  • Alice Anderson – Inclusive Volunteering Program Coordinator
  • Clint Bertenshaw – Manager: Commonwealth Projects 
  • Yvette Caroly – Member and Client Services Manager
  • Bridget Gunn – Digital Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Zac Harold – Manager: Sector Engagement and Development
  • Lachlan Jackson – Project Officer: Commonwealth Projects
  • Millie Martin – Manager: Events and Capacity Building
  • Gaye Oliver – Senior Manager: Office & People
  • Tamsin Quinn – Director: Special Projects
  • Rachel Rainbird – Director: Sector Engagement
  • Lyndon Reed – Network Administrator
  • John Ryan – Chief Financial Officer
  • Gemma Rygate- Chief Executive Officer
  • Avril Samuels – Senior Manager: Member Relations and Volunteer Referral
  • Tony Ward – Inclusive Volunteering Program Coordinator
  • Colleen Williams – Sector Development Manager

Our Volunteers

We could not do all that we do everyday without the numerous volunteers who help us within our own organisation.  They are an integral part of our team.  We thank and appreciate all of them for all that they add to our organisation and workplace!

Partners and Sponsors

The  Board, Management, Staff and Volunteers of The Centre wish to acknowledge the generous support and contributions of the following organisations and individuals.

Government Funders

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards Principal Partners

NSW Volunteer of the Year Award Supporters

Pro-Bono and Other In-Kind Support

Support us

The Centre always welcomes the chance to talk to companies, organisations and individuals who are interested in supporting volunteering and participation.  If you’re interested in partnering with The Centre and joining our team, please don’t hesitate to contact Gemma Rygate, CEO, on 02 9261 3600.