About Us

MEET OUR WISDOM COUNCIL

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Alexandra Wall

(Board Chair)

Alex is a marketing professional by day and a yoga and pilates teacher by night. Living in Geelong, Alex's favourite thing to do is explore the beaches and walks at the city's fingertips with her puppy Murray and her partner. A long-time One Girl volunteer, Alex is passionate about gender equality and the rights of women and girls.

MONIQUE LONGHURST

(Deputy Board Chair)

Monique is an experienced consultant, facilitator, coach and trainer whose key focus is developing authentic leaders and empowering people through change. She is a co-founder of Aspire Personal Development and Consulting and a fellow of the Global Leadership Foundation, and has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate consulting and strategic and operational HR. She works with a diverse range of clients to create sustainable change and specialises in leadership and organisational development and change, team dynamics and executive coaching. As a lover of sun, salt and sand, Monique can often be found with her family on or in the Melbourne bay!

Maud Mukova-Moses

Maud has a strong passion for locally driven practice, and has extensive experience in Program Management and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. Maud has worked in community and international development across multi-functional and multi-country teams in Africa, Australia, Asia, the and the Pacific, with a focus on delivering high value, impactful and quality programs. When she’s not assessing program quality and effectiveness, Maud enjoys sunsets at the beach.

Justine Nancarrow

Justine is an experienced communications and fundraising consultant who has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade. Justine has worked with both local and global organisations from Australia to New York and West Africa. Her dedication to One Girl's mission is fueled by her personal and professional drive to protect and enhance the rights of women and girls as well as her love for Sierra Leone after spending time working there in 2019. Justine is currently spending her days with her baby girl Edie and loves to sneak in a weekend surf with her partner Owain in her hometown of Anglesea as often as possible.

Scott Gordon

Scott is an experienced chartered accountant who is passionate about making NGO dollars go further and building high performing organisations in the for-purpose sector. Scott’s connection with One Girl’s mission came during a three-year stint in Sierra Leone working with USA health NGO, Partners in Health, as their Director of Finance and Accounting. It was here where he fell in love with Sierra Leonean culture and saw firsthand the importance of One Girl’s work. Nowadays, Scott is back in Melbourne working with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation as their Chief Operating Officer.

Sarah Downie

Sarah joined the board in October 2020 as a non-executive director, after a delightful year as One Girl's interim CEO. Sarah made the leap from the advertising and media world into the not-for-profit world six years ago in search of greater purpose. Sarah runs her own business and is well versed in wearing many hats! When not at One Girl, she is hanging out with her daughter Ale, walking her overly besotted dog Barkley, or working on a new business idea with her best friend in Bhutan.

OUR CO-FOUNDERS

Chantelle Baxter

During a life-changing trip to Sierra Leone, Chantelle was struck by the challenges that women and girls face everywhere and committed herself to do something about it, co-founding One Girl in 2009. Chantelle inspired our community to start making a difference – sparking the grassroots movement that allowed us to grow, and crafting the passionate, real, and fiery voice that One Girl has become known for.

Dave Dixon

After travelling through Africa and meeting just some of the 130 million girls around the world out of school, Dave knew he wanted to do something about it. So he co-founded One Girl in 2009 and helped set up the structures that have allowed us to grow rapidly as an organisation. Dave was also the creative brain behind much of our videos and photography, bringing to life the authentic and compelling storytelling that has become our signature.