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.
Dr Sue Regan joined Volunteering Australia in February 2020. Sue is also a lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy, at the Australian National University. Formerly, Sue was 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 roles in the non-profit, thinktank and government sectors in the UK, specialising in social policy. This included as Chief Executive Officer of the Resolution Foundation, Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research and Policy Director of Shelter. Sue has an MA in Economics and a PhD in Public Policy. As the Policy Director at VA, Sue is responsible for research, policy development and advocacy.
Rebecca Rowland joined Volunteering Australia in January 2016 and has worked in a range of roles prior to becoming the Executive Officer in 2020. In this position Rebecca provides efficient and effective business management and development, quality and risk management, secretariat, human resource management, and volunteer management support services to the Volunteering Australia Board, CEO and staff. Rebecca is also currently employed at VolunteeringACT, and serves as a Director on the Boards of UN Youth Australia and The Youth Coalition of the ACT. Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in business management and human resource management at the University of Canberra in 2018.
Helen re-joined Volunteering Australia as the Finance Manager in November 2018.
Fiona joined Volunteering Australia as Communications Coordinator (part-time) in June 2020. In this position Fiona 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.
Kylie re-joined Volunteering Australia as the Communications Specialist (part-time) in September 2020 after being engaged as a consultant since January 2020. As the Communications Specialist, Kylie provides advice and works in partnership with the Communications Coordinator. Before moving to Victoria, Kylie worked for Volunteering Australia from February 2015 – March 2019 as Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in journalism and public relations from Deakin University and has worked in a variety of communications and marketing roles in the not for profit sector as well as local government.
Currently, Volunteering Australia’s volunteer team consists of the following roles:
- Research and Policy Analyst
- Evidence Bank Curator