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Our Board

Give Where You Live is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, representative of a cross section of community interests, including industry, commerce and the professions.

The Board, which meets monthly, carries the responsibility for the governance of the organisation.

Giving freely of their time, the Board Directors contribute a wealth of business knowledge and experience. They are ultimately responsible for the allocation of funds, the admission of new Community Partners and management of  Give Where You Live’s annual campaign for the community.

Directors

Chair: Col Duthie
With 18 years’ experience developing strategic clarity, cohesive leadership and stakeholder buy-in with some of Australia’s and the South Pacific’s key social purpose organisations including World Vision Australia, Victoria Legal Aid, Salvos Stores and The PNG Sustainable Development Program ”More…”

, as well as numerous influential agencies such as Justice Connect and the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Col has 20 plus years experience as a company director; with his current roles include Donkey Wheel Ltd and Ethical Property Australia and STREAT..

 

 

 


Daleene Kroger: Treasurer

Graduating from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Commerce, Daleene Kroger has worked for over 20 years in Accounting, Financial, Purchasing, Management Accounting, Business Planning and People Management roles.  More...

  A Career

change in 2009 led Daleene from the Corporate sector into Private Practice and the Business Manager role at Patrick Rowan & Associates. After obtaining her CPA Public Practice Certificate in January 2013, Daleene was invited to become a Partner in the Business. Daleene is currently the Partner responsible for Business Management within our very busy and rapidly expanding 3 Partner Accounting Practice.

A keen supporter of the Geelong community, Daleene served a three year term on the United Way Board previously and is pleased to continue her service to the Geelong community with her current membership to the Board of Give Where You Live.


Austin Paterson

Austin has a keen interest in Aged Care, Community Health and Community Development and has held various CEO and other senior positions in these fields in Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and in Melbourne.
Austin is now self-employed following three years as CEO of the R. E. Ross Trust. More...

Austin currently is engaged both as a consultant and on a pro bono basis to various organisations including: Perpetual Trustees – (The Percy Baxter Charitable Trust), Back to Back Theatre Company, The Jean Hailes Foundation, Samaritan House and the Melbourne Fringe Festival along with Board membership of Sirovilla Aged Care .

 

 


Murray BoydMurray Boyd

Murray has held the position of Chair (2013-2019) and Deputy Chair (2011-2013).  His professional experience includes business management, domestic and international business
development, marketing and product development.  More...

   Murray is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors CD course and is passionate about the capacity of the Foundation to contribute to improving the lives of those enduring entrenched life disadvantage in our community, not just for today, but for the longer term.

TODDdevine_webTodd Devine

Todd holds a Bachelor of Business (Property), is a Certified Practicing Valuer and member of the Australian Property Institute. For over 20 years he has worked in the property industry as a valuer and property consultant predominantly within Victoria. More...

He established his own consultancy practice, Devine Mapleson Property Consultants in Geelong in 1999 until 2009 when it merged with other businesses to create Opteon (Victoria), the largest independent valuation property consultancy firm in Victoria. In 2012 he sold his interests in the business and his current role is as General Manager, Property for Costa Asset Management.

Todd is a graduate of the Leaders for Geelong program and is an active member of the Geelong community. His community involvement, includes being a committee member of the St Joseph’s Football and Netball Club, a Director of St Laurence Housing Ltd, a Director of GForce Recruitment Ltd and he is an external committee member of the Central Geelong Task Force Special Committee (overseeing the redevelopment of Central Geelong).


Stan Corner

With over 25 years’ experience in business, working predominately in regional markets, Stan’s core strength is building high-performing teams and leading change through operational efficiency.  More...

Starting BTS in 2005, Stan’s goal was become the most efficient operation of its kind across our region.

An active member of the Geelong community, Stan (together with wife Mel) has supported the Foundation for several years as a naming sponsor of the BTS Admin Breakfast, sponsor of our annual Marketing Materials and is a signatory of the GROW initiative. 

 

 

 


Aimee Najadovski

With over 15 years of experience in HR, training and procurement; Aimee, creates sustainable social and economic outcomes through the delivery of infrastructure projects.

Through her own personal experiences, Aimee has an intimate understanding of the barriers people face to sustainable and inclusive employment. She also has a deep understanding of the drivers and enabling factors that lead to the success of building sustainable industry capability and inclusion initiatives and social procurement outcomes.  More...

  Aimee is the instigator for the development and integration of detailed procurement and community engagement strategies used across all Coleman Rail projects nationally, and is considered an industry leader, challenging the norm and paving the way for the construction industry.

Through her work with Coleman Rail, the organisational change Aimee has instigated, has led to include a wealth of new social procurement strategies/policies, which have resulted in the formation of partnerships with aboriginal businesses and social enterprises. In addition to this, through Aimee’s strong collaboration with the State and her determination to create cultural change, Aimee successful implemented Coleman Rail’s Justice Client Program, which resulted in the employment of four long-term unemployed people, facing complex barriers to employment. These employees are still employed by Coleman Rail and are working on several infrastructure projects across Victoria.  


Meg Price

Meg brings to the Board a passion for inclusion, diversity and improving communities through addressing social issues and creating sustainable systems change. With a Bachelor of Behaviour Science (Psychology) and a Master of Social Science (International Development) Meg has 14 years’ policy, strategy and operational experience in the social sector with not-for-profit organisations and Government. More...

Meg loves living in Geelong and she is currently a Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency.