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.
A Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ strategic accounting experience across a diverse range of industries, Amanda specialises in developing and implementing financial strategies to support and develop commercially viable and financially sustainable organisations. With a personal connection to the disability sector, Amanda is passionate about the not-for-profit sector and having a positive impact within the community.
Ashley has a professional services background, working across several industries, helping his clients solve their most important problems. Ashley has extensive experience in human services, working with both government and not-for-profits on their strategies, and in recent years has been actively involved in a number of engagements focusing on homelessness, social housing and the provision of education and needs-based services to vulnerable children and young adults.
His main areas of experience are in financial modelling, data analytics and program evaluation, utilizing data to help organisations drive continued improvement and identify and assess the likely outcomes of making strategic decision.
He is passionate about supporting TUC to grow, be sustainable, and to support as many women and young people as possible who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
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!
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.