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.
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…”
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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).
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...
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.
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...
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 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...