Roger Allen (AO) CHAIRMAN Roger is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He founded a company worth over $1B in today’s dollars and has been a key player in establishing early stage investment in technology companies in Australia. Roger has also been active in contributing to social causes for many years. He was awarded an Order of Australia for in 2011.
Paul Lewis DIRECTOR Former Chair of the NAB Private Advisory Board, Paul has also held roles as a BT Global Advisory Board Member, and as the Managing Partner, Asia, for PA Consulting. He has served as a Non Executive Director and Chair of two very successful start-ups – Magellan Financial Group and Optal. Paul is actively involved in the non-profit sector.
Ben Graetz CO-FOUNDER AND CEO Ben has held senior roles at Microsoft in Australia, the USA and Asia Pacific. He is passionate about supporting social causes, but got frustrated with the limitations and high high fees associated with the products available to raise funds - so he co-founded Grassrootz to help not-for-profits in Australia and around the world.
Angela Dunn CO-FOUNDER AND GM Angela has worked in the not-for-profit sector as a Community Fundraising Manager and has years of General Management experience with technology start-ups.
Melinda HEAD OF MARKETING Melinda has led marketing teams around the world. She is passionate about the for-purpose sector and raising money to help worthy causes.
Alex McNeice ADVISOR Alex is a former Director of Design at Apple, where she worked on the iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
David Turner ADVISOR David helps executive teams, policy makers and business professionals become digitally enabled leaders. He was previously a Digital Specialist with the Starlight Children's Foundation.
Seb Eckersley-Maslin ADVISOR EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, Seb is the Founder and CEO of start-up incubator BlueChilli and a recognised expert in the technology sector.