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.

Nick Harwood

Nick Harwood

Chief Barker

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Ben Cox

Ben Cox

Deputy Chair

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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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Craig Marriott

Craig Marriott

Fundraising Events Director

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Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith

Administration Officer

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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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Lizy Ritchard

Lizy Ritchard

Event Coordinator

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Angela Haines

Angela Haines

Kids Support Manager

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Courtney Hamilton

Courtney Hamilton

Event Coordinator

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Kellie Turner

Kellie Turner

Kids Support Coordinator

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Nikki Porter

Nikki Porter

Partnerships Manager

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Hannah Gardiner

Hannah Gardiner

Events Assistant

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Elysha Urquhart

Elysha Urquhart

Finance & Administration Assistant

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Lincoln Howe

Lincoln Howe

Digital Marketing Coordinator

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Angela Schaftenaar

Angela Schaftenaar

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Cortney Ginivan

Cortney Ginivan

Community Fundraising Coordinator

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Matthew Lang

Matthew Lang

Head of Fundraising & Marketing

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Samantha Powell

Samantha Powell

Kids Support Coordinator - Programs

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Tony Rigby

Tony Rigby

Variety Financial Counsellor

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Rod White

Rod White

Variety Financial Counsellor

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Sophia Parker

Sophia Parker

Variety Family Liaison Officer - Programs

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Lyn Walsh

Lyn Walsh

Finance & Administration Officer

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