Chris Giles – CEO Kookaburra Kids

A quarter (23%) of Aussie children live in families where at least one parent has or had a mental illness and with the impacts on mental health from external environmental factors such as COVID- 19, floods and fires, an estimated 644,000 young people are currently in need of support. About to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Kookaburra Kids currently support over …

Leisa Sadler – Dress For Success

Not-for-profit, Dress for Success is taking action and bringing awareness to the barriers women already face in getting a job and staying in the workforce. Their 2022 #EmpowerHour campaign is asking Australians to ‘pay it forward’ and donate one hour of their pay during the month of March. Leisa is a senior executive with broad strengths in leadership, financial management, business …

Destiny Rescue Australia CEO – Paul Mergard

For two decades, Paul has fought for the rights of children trapped in the most horrific situations, both in Australia and overseas. Trained as an accountant with KPMG, he has also worked in leadership roles with two of Australia’s largest charities, The Salvation Army and Compassion. Paul contributed to overall strategies that helped raise funds, create awareness around their work and …

Episode 302: The Mirabel Foundation’s Jane Rowe PLUS food fountains

  While working as a drug and alcohol counsellor, Jane Rowe realised there was little support available for children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental drug use. So she created the Mirabel Foundation with the mission statement ‘every child deserves a childhood’. Mirabel is currently supporting over 1500 children and young people aged 0-17 years to help restore their sense of …