The management of Habitat for Humanity Australia is led by our team of dedicated and passionate staff.
Our staff are committed to making our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent home become a reality.
Nicole is passionate about ending poverty and has worked both in Australia and overseas championing this cause. For the last 10 years she has held senior positions at the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and at Good Return, an international development agency providing microfinance and financial literacy. Nicole is a lawyer by training, has an MBA from Cambridge University in the UK and is originally from Santiago, Chile.
Head of Impact Giving & Engagement
Dan is responsible for developing and implementing effective fundraising campaigns for Individual Giving, Global Village and Communications teams using a range of channels including digital, direct mail, face-to-face and telephone. Dan has worked in fundraising for over 10 years for organisations such as UNICEF and The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Head of International Programs
Chris leads our International Programs team in delivering program partnerships, technical services and strategic alliances to support poverty reduction programs across Asia and the Pacific, including multi-year projects focused on shelter, water and sanitation, urban programming and disaster risk reduction. He is a civil/environmental engineer with wide international academic and professional experience in projects, programs and policy across the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Head of Partnerships (On Maternity Leave)
Zoe is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with new and existing corporate partners. She has experience in brokering corporate partnerships, facilitating corporate volunteering, negotiating new business, nurturing existing corporate partners and events management. She previously held roles in corporate fundraising with the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and in publishing sales with Hardie Grant Media.
Acting Head of Partnerships
Lara is currently leading the Partnerships team while Zoe is on maternity leave. Lara has a background in International Programs and Partnerships and has previously held roles with ActionAid and the United Nations in East Africa. In addition to Corporate Supporters, Lara also manages our Institutional Funding Partners and contributes to the wider International Programs strategy for HFHA. Originally a lawyer by training, Lara is now studying International Public Health and is passionate about improving housing and health outcomes for vulnerable communities.
Allison manages domestic and international volunteer programs across corporates and schools. She previously worked for the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn, Germany where she lived for 18 years and worked in various roles. Allison is very passionate about our work and has lead corporate teams to build homes overseas. Currently studying International and Community Development at Deakin University.
Arvin is part of the Finance team. He performs the day to day transactional accounting processes and maintaining integrity with the reporting requirements. He also assists Global Village and Marketing teams with reconciliation of funds for events.
Lou’s role is to provide support and assistance to our wonderful donors and process all donations. She started with us as a volunteer and has worked on events such as our Gala Dinners and has participated in two Global Village builds in Nepal. Prior to joining our team, Lou traveled the world buying fabric for fashion designers.
Annie manages our Philanthropy program and is responsible for building meaningful relationships with our wonderful supporters, helping them realise their philanthropic intentions. Annie has over 10 years’ experience working for some of Australia’s largest charities such as Mission Australia and the National Heart Foundation.
International Volunteering Coordinator
Katie works in the Volunteering team and manages its International and Domestic builds. Katie is an experienced Coordinator who is passionate about working in the non-profit organisation management industry. Her previous experience includes working for Southern Cross Austereo as an Account Coordinator.
Her interests in the charity sector extend beyond her job and into the weekends where she volunteers at a local dog shelter and attends Sydney beach clean ups.
Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
Monique is responsible for all our digital marketing and communications. Monique’s passion for communication originates from her international upbringing being exposed to multiple cultures and languages. Her experience ranges from a Design & Arts degree from London, a Master of Commerce from Sydney, and 7 years working in Digital Marketing and Communications.
Meet our Board members
Habitat for Humanity Australia is governed by a voluntary Board. The individuals who make up the Board have diverse backgrounds and bring a range of skills and experience to assist in their role.