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Board of Directors

Iain MacKenzie

Part of GIVIT's Board since 2019, our Chair Iain is affectionately known as GIVIT’s Mr Disaster. We are incredibly grateful to have Iain’s knowledge and leadership in emergency and disaster management. Iain was appointed as Queensland’s inaugural Inspector-General Emergency Management, tasked with ensuring the best possible whole-of-government and whole-of-community arrangements to deal with emergencies and disasters.

Iain’s advice provides a measured and confident delivery of GIVIT’s national role in disaster and emergency recovery. Iain is also an Adjunct Professor at the Griffith University School of Medicine.

GIVIT Board member Ian

Juliette Wright OAM

Driven and inspired, Juliette built GIVIT after she was surprised at how difficult it was to find someone in genuine need of the high quality baby clothes she no longer needed. She discovered that while many local charities were over-loaded with unwanted or poor-quality goods, they were desperately seeking essential items such as sanitary products for women fleeing domestic and family violence or steel-capped boots for unemployed fathers securing work. Juliette knew there had to be a smarter way to give.

Juliette’s vision, hard work and determination have resulted in millions of donations being distributed across Australia, earning her the title of Australia’s Local Hero 2015 and awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2019.

As Founder and Director, Juliette drives GIVIT’s vision to match generosity with genuine need. Her huge heart and passion for helping others has shaped GIVIT’s culture and success.

GIVIT Board member Juliette Wright OAM

Carita Martinez

Aside from bringing legal and commercial capability to the GIVIT Board, Carita also holds the honour of being GIVIT's first volunteer. This experience enables her to bring a unique insight and understanding into board meetings.

Carita is General Counsel and Director of Golding Contractors where her efforts drive optimal value for money solutions, and ensure large projects are delivered reliably. This, combined with her experience in telecoms, ITC, transport, mining and civil construction, provides GIVIT with a wealth of commercial knowledge.

GIVIT Board member Carita Martinez

Megan Magill

With a marketing background spanning over 20 years across agency and media ownership, throughout a range of industries within Australia and abroad, Megan is an incredibly experienced marketing leader.

Megan has a passion for balancing data and performance based marketing with excellent customer experiences within strong brands.  She thrives on a challenge, the opportunity to lead teams and promote innovation within organisations. Megan has held leadership roles at The Wotif Group, Tatts Group and most recently at MinorDKL Food Group as Chief Brand Officer.

We are thrilled to have Megan’s marketing expertise driving GIVIT to become a national household name.

Alex Gosman

Alex is a long-term Canberra resident and has had extensive industry experience over 30 years including leadership of several industry associations, and executive positions with Ericsson Australia and GlaxoSmithKline in the area of Government relations. He successfully led many key advocacy programs in the areas of pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and industry policy.

Now retired Alex continues to umpire Aussie Rules, is on the Board of Triathlon Australia, and is active in a range of not for profits and charity organisations in the ACT. 

Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan is Brisbane Economic Development Agency's Chief Executive Officer. Recognised as a 'Queensland Great' in 2013, Anthony is a well-respected and self-confessed sport-loving local who is known for the passion and entrepreneurial spirit that he brings to all professional endeavours.

An inspiring leader with a proven track record in delivering strategic business outcomes and strong partnerships, Anthony is responsible for leading BEDA to drive sustainable economic growth for the City, whilst looking ahead at emerging opportunities for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Previously CEO of Youngcare, Anthony pioneered the transformation of the national not-for-profit organisation into an innovative and entrepreneurial company that provides meaningful solutions and choices for young people with high physical care needs.

Wayne Custodio

Wayne has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering digital transformation, leveraging data and innovation to solve complex business problems. His professional journey spans both private and public industries.

Wayne is currently a partner in the Strategy and AI practice at Deloitte Australia, ensuring delivery of strategic business solutions are backed by data, AI and innovation. Prior to joining Deloitte, Wayne founded four successful strategy, data and innovation companies that delivered future-focused projects for the Queensland Government.

We’re excited to have Wayne on board to help drive GIVIT’s ongoing innovation as a digital platform

Geoff Hoffman

Geoff is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience working with organisations throughout Australia and internationally, managing large legal projects and helping to solve legal and business problems.

As a partner at top-tier law firm Clayton Utz, Geoff advises not-for-profit, government and large private sector organisations on corporate and commercial law and governance issues. He has also held senior management positions, including Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Sydney office, one of the largest law firm offices in the country.

Currently based in Sydney, Geoff is passionate about applying his energy and extensive legal and commercial experience to helping vulnerable people in the communities in which we live, in an environmentally sustainable way. We are thrilled that he is committed to helping GIVIT achieve that mission.

James Whitelaw

James Whitelaw is a highly experienced professional in the corporate financial sector, with over 30 years of expertise in providing innovative solutions for financial sustainability. Known for his strategic approach, he adeptly tackles complex financial challenges by drawing on his extensive background in financial structuring, risk assessment, and corporate planning.

His valuable insights have been instrumental in the aged care sector, especially during a time of regulatory changes and the need for strategic responses to ensure ongoing financial sustainability. With his strong skills in financial modelling and valuation, he plays a key role in guiding the sector toward delivering high-quality service and maintaining stability in care. His contributions are essential in meeting the needs of an aging population while upholding high standards of care and financial stability.

GIVIT’s Whistleblower Policy

GIVIT is committed to conducting its business operations and affairs with honesty and integrity and to engaging in ethical decision-making, being legally compliant and acting consistently with good corporate governance standards and community expectations. View GIVIT’s Whistleblower Policy here.

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