Gannet Cohort

Melbourne 2018/2019

Bicycles for Humanity

Bicycles for Humanity collects second hand bicycles and ships them to communities in need, thus improving access to education, healthcare and basic necessities such as food and water.

Andy Gild

Charity Leader, Bicycles for Humanity


Uri Gordon

Business Leader, Incite Pivot Ltd


Big Group Hug

Big Group Hug is a volunteer run organisation that supports disadvantaged families in the community by providing donated goods to help them care for their young children, aged newborn to twelve years old.

Jodie Burns

Charity Leader, Big Group Hug


Brenton Perry

Business Leader, Brooke Global


Birth for Humankind

Birth for Humankind provides free birth support and education programs for women across Melbourne who are experiencing disadvantage.

Ruth Dearnley

Charity Leader, Birth for Humankind


Valentina Musuruca

Business Leader, Blackmores


Free to Feed

Free to Feed provides cooking classes, workshops and events that provide critical training, mentoring and employment opportunities for people who have sought refuge and asylum in Australia.

Daniel Bolotin

Charity Leader, Free to Feed


Ross Stange

Business Leader, Sage


Little Dreamers Australia

Little Dreamers makes life better for Young Carers, young people living in a family affected my disability, illness and addiction. We do this through connections, support programs and recognition.

Madeleine Buchner

Charity Leader, Little Dreamers Australia


Geraldine Johns-Putra

Business Leader, MinterEllison


Mindfull Aus

Mindfull Aus aims to give people a better understanding of Mental Illness, wellness and resilience, in turn improving the live’s of those affected with a strength based, self disciplined holistic approach.

Matt Runnalls

Charity Leader, Mindfull Aus


Steve Browning

Business Leader, The Strategy Institute


Wear for Success

Wear for Success is the only Melbourne based NFP providing professional clothing and coaching to both men and women on their journey to employment.

Jodie Tuckwell-Knight

Charity Leader, Wear for Success


Heidi Mitchell

Business Leader, Citywide


Welcome Dinner Project

Welcome Dinner Project brings people of all cultural backgrounds together to share their food and their stories in a space of love, respect and listening so they feel valued, discover their connection to the broader community and are animated to take action from that space.

Rachel Clark

Charity Leader, Welcome Dinner Project


Cath Mulcare

Business Leader, SCLA Advisers Pty Limited


Wild at Heart Community Arts

Wild At Heart makes opportunities for people who are highly marginalized through disability, mental illness and disadvantage to find their “voice” through music and arts making, develop skills and contribute to the community.

Philip Heuzenroeder

Charity Leader, Wild at Heart Community Arts


Randal Patterson

Business Leader, CBA


Women and Mentoring

Women and Mentoring (WAM) is an early intervention program that supports women charged with a criminal offence by matching them with a supportive female mentor.

Tricia Ciampa

Charity Leader, Women and Mentoring


Vicki Ward

Business Leader, CBA


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.