Eagle Cohort

Melbourne 2017/2018

Cool Australia

Cool Australia is a leading educational resource with more than 63,000 educator members reaching 1,550,000 students. Cool Australia’s resources explore the real world challenges we face, the solutions at hand and the action we can take. With at least one teacher member in 73% of schools, Cool Australia offers a growing body of environmental, social and economic sustainability curriculum to address the holistic nature of sustainability.


Jason Kimberley

Charity Leader, Cool Australia


Sally Phelps

Business Leader, Starcom


Council of Single Mothers & Their Children

Council of Single Mothers and their Children (CSMC) is a state wide, membership-based, community organisation run by and for single mothers.  We have been supporting single mothers and working for changes to systems, services and community attitudes since 1969.


Jenny Davidson

Charity Leader, Council of Single Mothers & Their Children


Juliet McKenzie

Business Leader, CBA


Edmund Rice Camps Vic

Edmund Rice Camps Victoria is largely a volunteer organisation that runs camps for children, young people and families from disadvantaged backgrounds including asylum seekers, refugees and people from indigenous communities.  The majority of our volunteers are young people aged 17 – 30 years.


Steve Allen

Charity Leader, Edmund Rice Camps Vic


David Tuffin

Business Leader, Blackmores


Hotham Mission

Hotham Mission believes that a community can only be as strong as its weakest link. We are a youth-based community development organisation which seeks to empower disadvantaged young people by providing opportunities so that they can overcome cyclical disadvantage and fulfil their potential. Programs include educational assistance, nutritional support, early intervention for at-risk youth, poverty prevention, advocacy and social justice.


Beth Stewart-Wright

Charity Leader, Hotham Mission


Peter Fanning

Business Leader, Sage


Law & Advocacy Centre for Women

The Law and Advocacy Centre for Women is a not-for-profit, community legal centre that assists women who are in or at risk of entering the criminal justice system. We aim to interrupt the narrative that sees disadvantaged women cycle in and out of the justice system by providing helping address the underlying causes of their offending, as well as providing legal advice and representation. These issues may include homelessness, drug and alcohol use, mental health issues and family violence.


Elena Papas

Charity Leader, Law & Advocacy Centre for Women

Fiona Grinwald

Business Leader


Missing Persons Advocacy Network

Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN) creates awareness for missing persons and provides practical support to their families. Missing persons is a community issue that requires the collaborative efforts of the corporate sector, media, all levels of government, emergency services and the public. MPAN aims to forge partnerships that not only help to promote the faces and stories of missing loved ones, increasing the likelihood that they may be found, but also lessen the financial impact on those actively searching for them.


Loren O’Keeffe

Charity Leader, Missing Persons Advocacy Network


Dani Peer

Business Leader, Wingate


No To Violence

No To Violence incorporating the Men’s Referral Service is the peak body for organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence in Victoria and New South Wales. We also provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. During the past 20 years we’ve helped more than 150,000 men get the support they need, helping improve outcomes for families.


Jacqui Watt

Charity Leader, No To Violence


Andy Palacios

Business Leader, CBA



PartnerSPEAK is the only organisation in Australia to support the partners and children of online child sex offenders.  We host a moderated peer support forum for affected partners.  PartnerSPEAK campaigns broadly for non-offending partners to receive support, and to not be tied to these heinous crimes. Through our advocacy, things are changing in Australia.


Natalie Walker

Charity Leader, PartnerSpeak


Cathy Fyffe

Business Leader, The Elevation Company


Seven Women

Seven women economically and socially empowerers marginalised women through literacy, skills training and income generation programs.


Steph Woollard

Charity Leader, Seven Women


Jason Andrew

Business Leader, Empowered Financial Partners


Volunteering Australia

Volunteering Australia is the national peak body for volunteering.  Our mission is to lead strengthen, promote and celebrate volunteering in Australia.


Adrienne Picone

Charity Leader, Volunteering Australia


Matt Battye

Business Leader, Complete Wealth


The information provided on this page is true and accurate as at the start of each person’s participation in The Growth Program. For up to date information on the charities, charity leaders and business leaders, please refer to their websites or LinkedIn profiles.