Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mark has strong management and governance experience across not-for-profit and corporate organisations, formerly serving as Deputy Chair of Volunteering Australia and presently as a director of Animals Australia and as Principal Consultant at Mandala Advisory, assisting social purpose organisations and Traditional Owner groups to enhance strategy, advocacy and engagement.
With a background in financial markets, Mark holds a BSc. Politics and international Relations (Hons) and is currently completing a Masters in Human Rights. Prior to his current role, Mark served as Director, Corporate Partnerships at National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, assisting that peak representative body establish and develop key relationships across the government, civil society and corporate sectors.
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.