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DAVID LAWN

Chairman

David inspired and developed the rapidly growing lululemon Australia and New Zealand, taking it from 1 Store in 2007 to 30 Stores in 2014. He held roles in Companies as Managing Director for 5 years at Jeanswest Australia, before gaining invaluable international retail experience in the USA market working for Express, a division of the Limited as Executive Vice President (EVP). David then took on the CEO role of a global surf wear company, Rip Curl for six years. Since he left lululemon in 2014 he is an active investor in a number of start-up brands to establish themselves in the Australian retail market, Director and Investor of Bailey Nelson, Investor of Damselfly, Laneway Greens and Chairman of Wear for Success.

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PETER GLUSKIE

Fundraising

A board member since 2015, Peter is a long-term volunteer of Wear for Success and a qualified engineer with a Masters in Business Administration.

He runs his own company delivering large-scale business transformation projects on behalf of major Australian organisations. After initially visiting a fundraising clothing sale at Wear for Success, Peter wanted to do more and became a volunteer. Since then he has contributed to a wide range of fundraisers, written grant submissions and was a founding committee member of the Suitably Connected networking group. He currently chairs the Fundraising Committee, where his strong project management skills are well leveraged, coordinating fundraising, events and funding submissions.

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PETER PRYN

Treasurer / Financial Controller

A board member since 2016, Peter is a Chartered Accountant, business advisor and Director at Hall Chadwick Melbourne. He leads the firm’s finance, human resources, IT infrastructure and general management. He also manages the offshore outsourcing team and turnkey services offered in the Back Office Support team.

Peter has over 30 years experience as a Chartered accountant, both in industry and professional practice, including ten years running his own accountancy practice. Peter became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in July 2008. Outside of work Peter has been actively involved in an array of community service groups, business chambers, sporting clubs and charity organisations over many years. In addition to sitting on the board, Peter volunteers as Treasurer and manages the financials for internal reporting requirements and ANC compliance. Through Peter, Hall Chadwick provide much valued pro-bono accounting services to Wear for Success.

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DIMITY MANNERING

Marketing, Brand & Communications

Dimity is a corporate affairs professional working in banking, responsible for media relations, communications, and stakeholder engagement. Admitted as a lawyer, she has worked across Australia, Europe and China in corporate law firms and not-for-profit legal centres, advised on the communications for the European Union’s youth unemployment and justice strategies, and previously ran corporate affairs for the Asia-Pacific’s insurance professional standards body. In addition to her role on the Wear for Success board, Dimity is Communications and Partnerships Director of Interns Australia, the peak body representing young Australians undertaking internships and work placements.

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JULIE QUIRK

Volunteer Representative

Julie is a founding volunteer of Wear For Success. She was appointed to the Board in 2015 where she performs the role of Volunteer Liaison and is committed to maintaining the integrity, transparency, prosperity and growth of the organisation.

Julie recently completed studies relating to the community services and welfare sector, and is currently working as a Social Worker at the Salvation Army Crisis Contact Centre and The Sacred Heart Mission Women’s House both located in St Kilda. She finds the work challenging yet rewarding and complimentary to the work we do at Wear For Success.

She is passionate about our volunteers and the vital part they play in the charter of our organisation. In addition to her board role she continues to volunteer in the showroom herself, to remain in close contact with the volunteer force and stay connected to the clients we support.

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DANIELLE BAILLIE

Volunteer Representative

Danielle is a founding volunteer and has been on the board since its inception in 2010. She was part of the enthusiastic group of volunteers who started the organisation to support long term unemployed men and women - the first of its kind in Australia to do so.

Since those first meetings in April 2010 she has been involved in various aspects of the organisation and loves the passion and dedication the volunteer group display to every client. Danielle acts as a volunteer liaison on the board, volunteers at fundraising clothing sales and continues to volunteer when she can on Saturdays in the Showroom. She especially loves seeing the transformation that clients go through. She is a merchandise Planner at The Just Group.

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LIAM HAYES

People & Culture

Liam joined the Wear for Success board in 2016 and is also the Chief People Officer at Aurecon. As part of Aurecon’s global leadership team he leads the People team, which focuses on providing solutions that enable Aurecon to attract the best talent and develop their people to meet our client’s current and future challenges.

At Aurecon his team partner with the Aurecon leadership team to execute culture change, organisational and leadership development strategies, and programmes such as the award-winning Mind Matters programme, which won the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Award for Mental Health in the Workplace and the Māori cadet programme, which won the Māori and Pacifica Diversity award at the ‘Young at Heart’ Youth Employer Pledge Awards.

He loves the impact Wear for Success has on so many lives. The combination of his professional background and his passion for seeing people succeed enables Liam to make a positive contribution to Wear for Success, particularly regarding our volunteer workforce.

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JODIE TUCKWELL-KNIGHT

General Manager

Jodie has been employed at Wear for Success since 2014, initially joining to develop the career support program and build relationships with key referral agencies before taking on the key leadership role. Having commenced as a Saturday volunteer dresser in 2011, she continues to volunteer as it offers close contact with the clients and the opportunity to see first hand the joy their simple service brings.

Jodie has worked for over 10 years in the community sector in roles allowing her to focus on people and service, things she is passionate about. A people person with a varied career spanning not-for-profits, telecommunications and digital media, Jodie has always been drawn to roles in customer service, marketing and account management.

She is focused on providing strong leadership and establishing strong relationships and collaborations that will benefit Wear for Success and allow us to deliver an outstanding service to people in need, breaking down barriers to employment.

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SALLY CHAMBERS

Volunteer Liaison

Sally joined Wear for Success as a volunteer in early 2017 and in December of that year she was appointed to the Board of Directors as a volunteer representative. Sally leads the Career Support Program and is looking to further develop it to deliver wider reach and enhanced client benefits. Working alongside Jodie, our General Manager, Sally also gets involved in agency liaison, fundraising  and external representation. Sally's passions are people focused: communication, developing and giving people an opportunity to be the best version of themselves. She is also an agent for change and is keen to bring her experience to Wear for Success to assist in the delivery of the strategic agenda.

Originally from England Sally has 25+ years of HR experience in large, global, corporate organisations such as AXA and Unilever where she was an HR Director.  For several years before she emigrated to Australia, Sally was an HR Interim Manager in a number of quite different companies. With a smile on her face Sally describes herself as semi-retired. It gives me the luxury of picking and choosing what I do and when, she says. This includes being a volunteer at the Open House Melbourne weekend, being an Australian Open Courtesy Driver as well as designing, making and selling jewellery. 

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NICOLINA LADEMANN

Legal

Nicolina graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in German language and literature.

Her extensive litigation experience spans commercial, property, employment and estate and guardianship matters in the Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates Court, Federal Magistrates Court, the Fair Work Commission and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Nicolina’s keen interest in AFL grass roots football saw her appointed as the first female board member to the Board of the Northern Football League in early 2012. She is also member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Litigation Lawyers – Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee where she applies her considerable legal skills to working towards improvement and change to alternate dispute resolution policy for Victorian lawyers. Nicolina was appointed as a Ministerial Member of the Firearms Appeals Committee (Victoria) in 2016 and as a board member for the not for profit organisation, Wear for Success in 2018.