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.”
CHARLIE SYME (ACTING CHAIR)
Charlie is an experienced marketing, communications and fundraising consultant. He was formerly the Appeals Manager at Oxfam Australia, where he oversaw some of Oxfam’s largest and boldest fundraising campaigns. He has more than 10 years experience in the corporate, community and international development sectors. He’s also a keen videographer, obscure sports fan and intrepid wanderer. Charlie holds a bachelor of Arts and Commerce from Monash University.
Claire is a Co-Founder of The Bravery, a communications and social impact agency dedicated to positive social and environmental change. As the former Communications Manager of Marie Stopes International Australia, Claire’s background is in international aid – a sector she is still strongly connected to today as an independent advisor to the Australian Council For International Development. Claire brings to the board over ten years experience in corporate and consumer communications, and is a media expert within topical and issues-rich environments, with specialist crisis media management skills. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from RMIT University.
Michelle is the founder and Principal of Living Collaborations, supporting world-changing partnerships to deepen their collaborative impact. Currently London-based, Michelle is a specialist in partnering and collaboration, with over 20 years experience in international and domestic social development within private, public, philanthropic and community sectors.