Our People

Board members

Variety – the Children’s Charity is honoured to benefit from the extraordinary dedication and abilities of our volunteer Board of Directors. Board members include leaders in corporate government and businesses in Australia.

Ben Cox

Ben Cox

Deputy Chair

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Nick Harwood

Nick Harwood

Chief Barker

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Peter Apel

Peter Apel

Secretary

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Dr Paul Shumack

Dr Paul Shumack

Director

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Dr Duncan Murray

Dr Duncan Murray

Director

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Helen Debenham

Helen Debenham

Director

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Jessica-Anne Saayman

Jessica-Anne Saayman

Treasurer

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Staff

Steve Wakerley

Steve Wakerley

Chief Executive Officer

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Christine Anderson

Christine Anderson

Head of Fundraising and Marketing

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Julie Mullen

Julie Mullen

Individual Giving Manager

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Craig Marriott

Craig Marriott

Operations Manager

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Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith

Administration Officer

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Melissa McMahon

Melissa McMahon

Community Fundraising Coordinator

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Erin Lazarou

Erin Lazarou

Event Manager

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Ian Allan

Ian Allan

Finance and Corporate Services Manager

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Rebecca Meredith

Rebecca Meredith

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Lizy Ritchard

Lizy Ritchard

Event Coordinator

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Samantha Blewitt

Samantha Blewitt

Marketing Coordinator

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Angela Haines

Angela Haines

Kids Support Coordinator

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Courtney Hamilton

Courtney Hamilton

Event Coordinator

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Kellie Turner

Kellie Turner

Administration Officer

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Vanessa Baker

Vanessa Baker

Senior Finance & Corporate Services Officer

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