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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.


Murray Boyd

Chair: Murray Boyd

Murray’s past positions include Partner and Director of Quiksilver and Watercooled Surf Co. Murray is the Chairman of Give Where You Live. More...

Murray is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and brings to Give Where You Live a wealth of business knowledge, including extensive marketing and management experience and a passion for good corporate governance.  Murray’s position on the Give Where You Live Board grew from a position on the Marketing and Promotions Committee.

Austin PatersonVice Chair: 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: The Jack Brockhoff Foundation, Perpetual Trustees – (The Percy Baxter Charitable Trust), Back to Back Theatre Company, The Jean Hailes Foundation, Glastonbury Community Services, Samaritan House, the Melbourne Fringe Festival along with Board membership of both the Sirovilla Aged Care and the Karingal Foundation. .


Daleene KrogerDaleene 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.

Justin Hartnett Justin Hartnett
Justin Hartnett is a principal of Harwood Andrews Lawyers and practice group leader of the wills and estates department. More...

Justin holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor or Arts and is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in wills and estates.  Justin is currently President of the Sweethearts Foundation and Past President of Oberon School Council.


Deb Furlan

Deb Furlan
Deb Furlan is a Partner of Barwon Computer Solutions Pty Ltd and GTPaC Pty Ltd. ”More…”

Deb holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science (Computing) degree from Deakin University.  Deb currently sits on the Board of Barwon Computer Solutions Pty Ltd, she is an active member of the Slovenian Club of Geelong, a Member of the Australian Computing Society and Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants.  Deb is Past Treasurer of Geelong Central Rotary Club.


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).



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