Our Delivery Team

Sector-experienced Subject Matter Experts

Our Delivery Team

Sector-experienced Subject Matter Experts

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 The Centre draws upon a pool of Associates – experienced ex-industry leaders, educators, facilitators, coaches and researchers – who bring both experience in the social purpose sector and specific subject matter expertise.

Lyn AInsworth

Lyn has extensive social purpose sector experience including roles as Executive General Manager, People, Strategy and Partnerships at House With No Steps and Manager, HR and Legal at Royal Institute For Deaf & Blind Children.

Lyn facilitates, coaches and consults in the areas of strategy, program management, governance and operations.

Andrew Beveridge

Andrew is a leading facilitator, coach and consultant with expertise in leadership, emotional intelligence, building high performing teams, organisational development and performance management.

Andrew also has deep expertise in remuneration benchmarking and performance consulting through both senior leadership and senior consultant roles at Aon Hewitt and Korn Ferry Hay Group.

Jayne Blake

Jayne is a highly respected facilitator, coach and consultant in the areas of strategy development, commercial acumen, risk management, business development, mergers and  organisational change.

Jayne brings deep experience from both the NFP sector (previous CEO and current Board Director of HeartKids) and commercial sector (Sales Director and Head of Finance at Vodafone).

Steven Bowman

Steven is a highly respected thought leader in the field of governance, risk and strategy in the USA, Asia and Australia.

Steven has held CEO roles (Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance, and the Finance and Treasury Association); wrote 14 books on Governance and Executive Leadership;  consults with over 1,000 nonprofit and corporate organisations each year in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia; and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Among his clients are CPA Australia, CEO Institute, Aged and Community Services, Mental Health Association, and Make a Wish Australia

David Bradford


David is a highly respected educator, facilitator, consultant and coach in the social purpose sector.

His vast areas of expertise include performance management, mediation, program management, risk management, leadership, human resources, Justice, Health and Community Services

David’s clients include  Ozcare, Mercy Family Services, Uniting Care Qld, Life Without Barriers, Endeavour Foundation, Yourtown and Allambi Care.

David’s organisation, Dav’Ange Group, is a provider of award and non-award development programs to the social purpose sector.

Natalie Bramble

Natalie is a respected NFP sector Board member, educator, facilitator, consultant and coach with deep expertise in governance, entrepreneurship, business planning, program management, marketing and commercial acumen.

Natalie designs and delivers eLearning solutions through iClick2Learn, and is a fellow of the Institute for Community Directors Australia where she delivers the nationally recognised Diploma of Governance.

A few of Natalie’s clients include NSW Family & Community Services, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Relationships Australia, Salvation Army and Police Citizens Youth Club.

Based in Dubbo, Natalie is committed to help regional NFPs strengthen capability and implement initiatives to sustainably deliver purpose.

Michael Curtin

Michael is a leading facilitator, coach and consultant in the areas of leadership, high performing teams, culture change, design thinking, emotional intelligence and relationship management.

His particular skill is working with executive teams, helping them build effective collaborative relationships to realise the purpose of their organisation.

Michael’s clients include Aboriginal Affairs NSW, BlueScope Steel, CSR, David Jones, the Government of Indonesia, the World Bank, Nestle Malaysia and Singapore, Leighton and News Corp.

Brian Doolan

Brian is a respected industry leader and consultant to the social purpose sector.

His career spans more than 30 years working with social purpose organisations including roles as CEO of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Country Director for Care International in Iraq and Vietnam, an Advisor to Australian Federal Government Ministers and management positions in Aboriginal controlled organisations.

Brian draws upon his deep industry experience to facilitate, mentor, coach and consult in the areas of strategic planning, social impact, organisational development, executive development, organisational partnerships, innovative financing, campaigning, governance and cross-cultural organisational relationships.

Damien Edmonds

Damien is an experienced facilitator, coach and consultant with expertise in strategic marketing, integrated communications, innovation, digital media and market research.

Damien draws upon a broad range of experience including facilitating and lecturing (for Australian Institute of Management, Griffith University and London School of Marketing), media marketing (working for Neilsen Media Research, Murdoch Magazines and Zenith Media) and serves as a Board member for Volunteering Queensland.

A few of his clients include CheckUP, Department of State Development (Qld), Leading Age Services Australia, MS Queensland.

Anne-Marie Elias

Anne-Marie is an inspirational facilitator, coach and consultant working with government, nonprofits and corporates to strengthen innovation capability and implement change initiatives.

She is best known for her work in addressing issues relating to social justice.

Anne-Marie’s areas of expertise include innovation, user-centre design, resilience, change, human-centred innovation and social impact hackathons.

Ann-Marie is the Entrepreneur in Residence at New Horizons.  A few of her other clients include Settlement Services International and NSW Government.

Paul Schott

Paul is a respected facilitator, coach and consultant assisting managers to maximise their staff performance and build effective teams. A key focus is the areas of productivity improvement, managing performance, strengthening team work and measuring program impact.

Paul draws upon his own experience as a senior manager, team leader and social worker with organisations such as University of Newcastle, Samaritans Foundation and Family Support Services NSW.

Craig Gowan

Craig is a leading facilitator, consultant and coach in the areas of strategic planning, commercial acumen, risk management, project management, leadership, building talent and performance management.

Craig’s expertise is reflected by his role as lecturer and facilitator for respected education institutions such as Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australian Institute of Management, and Australian Human Resoruces Institute.

A few of Craig’s clients include Baptist Community Services, Catholic Health, Calvary Health and The Disability Trust

David Rosenbaum

David is a well respected facilitator, consultant, coach and research with deep expertise in strategy, change management, risk management, governance, strategic financial management, action learning and appreciative enquiry.

He is a Fellow of both CPA Australia and AIM, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Head of Relationship Management & Program Delivery for Australia at Action Learning International.

David has deep experience in the Not for Profit sector. He recently accepted the award of PhD from Macquarie University for his thesis “The enduring challenge of change management – new perspectives from nonprofit healthcare practice.

A few of David’s clients include Settlement Services, Barnardos, Centacare, Cure Cancer and Catholic HealthCare

Allan Ryan

Allan is a leading educator, facilitator, coach and consultant in the areas of innovation, creativity, strategic change, business planning and problem solving.

Allan’s current focus is Innovation Mindset: An approach that empowers individuals and teams to search for and deliver better outcomes every day.

A few of Allan’s clients include Macquarie University, Sydney Airports Corporation, AGL, CSR and  George Weston Food.

Allan also brings significant social purpose experience from his roles as President of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW and Group General Manager at The Smith Family Commercial Division and Deputy CEO of The Smith family

Marli White

Marli is a highly respected NFP sector leader and consultant in the areas of social impact measurement, quality improvement, knowledge management and strategy. As the Executive Leader – Customer Excellence at breakthru, Marli led the focus on social impact and customer centricity.

Marli is the Chair of the SIMNA (Social Impact Measurement Network Australia) Steering Committee in Victoria, founding Member of the Digital Leadership Institute of Australia and was involved in the Telstra Imaginarium for Non-Profits which utilised design thinking and agile methodologies to prototype new service offerings.

Michelle Piccolo

Michelle has deep expertise and experience as both a senior executive in the sector as well as a respected facilitator and consultant in strategy, organisational development and transformational change.

As CEO for breakthru –  an innovative provider of community and social services – Michelle led the ‘all of business’ transformation program covering significant changes in strategy, structure and culture.

As a management consultant, Michelle assisted organisations such as Boral, Optus, Macquarie Bank, Sydney Opera House, Energy Australia, Westpac, Disability Employment Australia, Paraquad, Sureway, Campbell Page and Interaction Disability Services  to strengthen capability and improve organisational performance.

Sue Vittori

Sue is a highly skilled writer of grants, funding submissions, annual reports, impact case studies and policy manuals with a specific focus on the Not For Profit and Government sector.

Sue draws upon experience as Corporate Public Relations and Community Relations management roles at Department of Transport, Department of Infrastructure and Museum Victoria where she managed submissions and Public Relations activities.

As a consultant, Sue has assisted Not for Profits – such as Lighthouse Foundation, Earthwatch, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Community Hubs Australia – to improve external communications to support impact and revenue goals.

Tracey Delaney

Tracey is a highly respected consultant and facilitator in the areas of outcome and impact measurement, program evaluation and social change.

Tracey draws upon an impressive career delivering training and consulting for NFPs such as PLAN International, Lifeline, Oxfam, Mission Australia and World Vision as well as working for Australian Red Cross and Beyondblue.  As a result, she is experienced working across a broad range of social areas both in Australia and overseas including: health and wellbeing, employment, education (including early years and  youth transitions), children, families and refugee/migrant communities.