Chief Executive Officer
Adrienne Picone joined Volunteering Australia (VA) as the CEO in January 2017. Prior to starting at VA, Adrienne was the CEO of Volunteering Tasmania and during that time she has been a tireless campaigner for, and supporter of volunteering. Adrienne is passionate about the for-purpose sector and strives to ensure that volunteering is universally acknowledged as being integral to the social, economic and cultural cohesion of our community. Adrienne has worked with volunteers for over 15 years as a Volunteer Manager, trainer and management consultant. She has qualifications in education and extensive experience with Local and State Government as well as for purpose organisations. As the CEO of VA, Adrienne is responsible for ensuring that the organisation remains true to purpose and delivers on its mission to lead, strengthen, promote and celebrate volunteering in Australia.
Sue Regan joined Volunteering Australia as the Policy Manager in February 2020. Sue also teaches at the Crawford School of Public Policy, at the Australian National University, where she has recently completed a PhD. Sue’s previous roles include as Program Director at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (ACT Division) and Program Lead (Social Policy ) at the HC Coombs Policy Forum. Prior to her move to Australia in 2010, Sue undertook a range of roles in the non-profit, thinktank and government sectors, specialising in social policy research and policy development. As the Policy Manager, Sue is responsible for developing intellectual capital to support VA’s thought leadership and peak body positioning, our strategic priorities and members.
Office and Systems Administrator
Rebecca Rowland joined Volunteering Australia as the Administration Officer in January 2016 then became the Office and Systems Administrator in June 2019. In this position Rebecca provides efficient and effective secretariat, administration, human resource management, finance and volunteer management support services to the Volunteering Australia Board, CEO and staff. Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in business management and human resource management at the University of Canberra in 2019. Before joining VA, Rebecca spent a year providing office and administration support whilst beginning her full-time undergraduate studies.
Jenny joined Volunteering Australia as Communications Coordinator (part-time) in April 2019. In this position Jenny develops, coordinates and distributes all internal and external communications for Volunteering Australia, including the development and delivery of appropriate multi-channel marketing and communications to enhance volunteering and VA’s reputation.
Helen re-joined Volunteering Australia as the Finance Manager in November 2018.