CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND FOUNDER
Hannah is the founder of Roundabout Canberra. She was an integral member of the Roundabout Canberra Board until 2022 when she was appointed as CEO. She saw a need for a service like Roundabout in the Canberra community while on maternity leave with her baby and toddler in late 2017. For the first three years of Roundabout’s existence, Hannah ran Roundabout as a volunteer alongside her paid position in the public service. In 2019 Hannah was nominated for ACT Local Australian on the Year, won an award for her volunteering impact through Volunteering ACT and was a Westfield Local Hero.
Meet our volunteer Board, a passionate and skilled group who lend their professional expertise to help Roundabout Canberra achieve its mission.
Amy is a founding board member and inaugural Board Chair of Roundabout Canberra. Amy was part of the original group brought together by Hannah to start Roundabout early in 2018 and has done all sorts of jobs for Roundabout since including grants, advocacy and was one of the original volunteer team leaders at the Kaleen premises. Amy is a criminal justice professional, with over 20 years experience mostly focussed in victim-based crime, strategy, policy and governance in her day job and Mum to four lively kids and a Labrador in her non-paid job! Amy also likes to keep herself busy through being a member of the local motor neurone disease community and MND NSW Board Member, including Vice-President roles, since 2013. Amy is really proud of the achievements and amazing journey Roundabout Canberra has been on and looks forward to continuing to assist local families through this amazing grassroots charity.
Emma is a partner at Moray & Agnew, Lawyers. Her legal practice involves insurance and commercial litigation, property law and employment law. Emma lives in Kaleen with her husband Andrew and their two young children. She is also a Board member of MusicACT. Emma joined the Board of Roundabout after committing to use second hand items where possible for her own young children, for the sake of the environment. She loves being involved with an organisation that benefits local families in need in such an extraordinary way. She also loves the sense of community created through the valued contributions of the hardworking volunteers whose team work makes Roundabout Canberra possible.
TREASURER AND NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Stephanie is Chartered Accountant who works in the ACT Community Sector. Stephanie spent many years working for KPMG (Wollongong) and Qantas (Sydney) in taxation, accounting, project management and process improvement roles. Since moving to Canberra in 2017, Stephanie has switched her career focus to the community and not-for-profit sectors. After meeting a number of the Roundabout board members through her work for the ACT Council of Social Service, Stephanie was prompted to join these dedicated and passionate volunteers. She looks forward to being able to use her finance, strategy and governance background to support this valuable organisation in the future.
COMPANY SECRETARY & NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lauren is a marketing and communications professional with a passion for the NFP space. She has worked in communications and marketing across a variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing, hospitality and non-profit and is often behind the scenes at Roundabout lending a hand with the website, marketing and social media. As a mum of two, Lauren is passionate about ensuring every child has access to the essentials they need to thrive.
Lauren is a co-founder of first responder charity Fortem Australia and co-creator of Thank a First Responder Day – a national day that gives Australians a chance to show appreciation for the work first responders do every day.
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Naomi is a local Canberra mother of two, soon to be three young children. Naomi has been involved with Roundabout since it started in Hannah's lounge room in early 2018 and is one of the founding board members. Being a new mother she was acutely aware of how much support new mums and families need and wanted to find a way to support other families in the community when they need it most. Seeing how fast Roundabout has grown and the level of community support Roundabout continues to receive has been very inspiring and makes her very proud to be a Canberran. Naomi currently works as an Engagement Coordinator at the Australian National University and her professional background is in International Development and program management with experience in Kenya and Tonga. Naomi has a Masters Degree in International and Community Development from Deakin University.
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jean Giese has worked in senior roles in the community industry for over a decade and has a wealth of experience in designing, delivering, and evaluating projects and collaborations that foster inclusion. She passionately advocates that inclusion is fostered through reducing barriers to participation in volunteering and access to community information. Outside her role as CEO, Jean is an avid volunteer, as a Board Director, MC, and trivia host extraordinaire. Jean is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Bachelor of International Relations and a range of industry specific qualifications.
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Scott is the managing director of Benmax, a family owned and operated commercial HVAC mechanical services company operating across five office locations in Australia and New Zealand. Passionate about helping the community and supporting programs and activities that contribute to greater community engagement, inclusion and wellbeing. He was inspired by the work of the Roundabout Canberra team, eagerly accepting a position on the board in late 2022. A father of two, Scott is pleased to be able to contribute his executive experience, strategic thinking and financial management skills to support local families.
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Caitrin is an
experienced executive and company director with over 20 years of achievement
across the public and private sectors. Caitrin has designed and led technology
enabled transformations and complex cross-capability programs of work in a
variety of client settings. She has a particular focus on Education and
enabling equitable access to quality education for all; and on sustainability
and how to pivot our community, economy and world to being fundamentally more
sustainable in every aspect of our lives. Roundabout Canberra, is,
of its very nature, an example of how to help a local community achieve both of
those goals - education for all and sustainability. It was therefore an easy
decision to say yes when the opportunity arose to join the Board.
Caitrin has experience standing up her own organisation, Sayers Group a start-up providing boutique consulting services Government and the private sector. She has personal experience juggling growth in client demand, while balancing financial security and development of culture. She will use this experience to help Roundabout grow and continue to support the Canberra community. Caitrin has two children and a husband who is dedicated to the public service. She loves Canberra and couldn't think of a better place to live.