Katie Liew – Founder | CEO
Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University and has completed post-graduate CPA studies, before spending the better part of 10 years in the mining and resources industry as a Management Accountant. During this time, she actively volunteered with organisations including Starlight, State Emergency Service, Red Cross and Camp Quality.
In 2017, she quit her career as an accountant to pursue her social entrepreneurship journey, with the dreams of driving and instilling positive change in the lives of others in tackling social, environmental and global issues.
She is also passionate about social justice, international aid, the environment, human rights and children, and thoroughly enjoys the world of business and social enterprise and is always seeking to increase her knowledge in this area and be involved wherever possible.
Brooke Draper – Chairperson
Brooke is a very passionate values-based leader who is committed to supporting our communities and assisting those people who are truly in need.
With over 15 years’ experience working in and alongside the not-for-profit sector, she is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and has been fortunate enough in her career to have impacted children, young people and adults right across Western Australia.
Brooke has worked in the community building industry for most of her life. Most recently she was the Acting State Leader for Mission Australia supporting the operations of Western Australia and South Australia. She’s also been the General Manager Perth Metropolitan Region for YMCA and the General Manager for WA Disabled Sports Association and Ability Solutions and is now the General Manager for Social Enterprise at Ability Centre.
Chandra is the General Manager at Spacecubed and a motivated self-starter, outcomes focused manager and entrepreneur with eighteen years of experience gained in diverse sectors, including profit-for-purpose, social enterprise, community-based not-for-profit, retail and manufacturing in India and Australia.
He has strong interpersonal skills which enables him to build trust and relationships within organisations and among stakeholders quickly. He has a personal commitment to social equity and constantly searching for innovative solutions to foster social inclusion and environmental stewardship. Having founded and operated startups, Chandra has a deep understanding of the needs of early and growth stage SMEs.
Jeff has had an extensive career in business and marketing in Perth and Sydney. He’s spent time in advertising agencies, small business (including running his own small marketing business Monkey Logic, and NFP Give Write), large corporates and not-for-profits.
He has worked in, and volunteered with a range of not-for-profit organisations and comes with a range of skills, interests and experiences that are incredibly valuable to TUC.
Matt Delmenico is a Regional General Manager at Westpac, having over 10 years’ experience in sales, coaching, leadership, marketing and strategy. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Management) and Asian Languages and an MBA from UWA.
He is passionate about lifelong learning, is currently undertaking a law degree and also speaks Indonesian and Japanese!
Ross is the CEO of the Youth Affairs Council of WA, WA’s peak body and lead human rights organisation seeking to address the exclusion of young people in our rapidly changing society. He is a believer in the power for new ideas, in challenging status quo and bringing intelligent people together to solve problems. He is well known in the youth sector for being a strong advocate, fighting for human rights, equality and social justice for all young people.
He is a values driven community sector leader with a professional background spanning community development, human rights advocacy, child protection, youth work and government relations – working in the USA, Australia and further abroad. In recent years, he’s concentrated on systemic advocacy, policy analysis and program design focusing on poverty alleviation and support for disadvantaged communities in Western Australia.
You’ll not see Ross around the city much on the weekends as he’s a bit of a tree-huger and likes to commune with nature every chance he gets.
Tamara is self-confessed philanthropic events junkie, and established Known Associates Events in 2007. In 2020 she launched Known Associates Australia – a division of KAE with a mission to provide direct immersive in person events, launching and activating local and global brands and focusing on growth and collaboration for Indigenous businesses and all Australians.
A highly-skilled events professional, Tamara is always contributing a community focus and has project managed multiple high profile events from 1000-seat black tie balls for royalty, to outdoor festivals and intimate cocktail soirees and countless marketing campaigns.
She has a Communications degree and over 20 years of events experience in Australia and the USA.
As a senior executive and leader, Tania has worked across the public and not for profit sectors, specialising in post compulsory education, training and employment. She is motivated by improving the workforce participation of vulnerable groups in society, particularly women’s participation.
She is CEO’s For Gender Equity‘s first executive officer, and has successfully shifted the conversation in WA from fixing women to fixing organisations. She has brought a game-changing proposition and strategy that ensures all CEO members assume responsibility and accountability for creating an inclusive and gender diverse culture.