Carole Renouf - Chief Executive Officer
Carole is currently CEO of NBCF having been appointed in December 2010. Carole’s career spans over 20 years in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining NBCF Carole was CEO of the Garvan Research Foundation for five years. Prior to this Carole was Director of Marketing and Communications at WWF Australia and a Senior Policy Officer at the Australian Consumers Association. Carole was formerly a Director of Research Australia.
Dr Alison Butt - Director, Research Investment
Alison has nearly 20 years’ experience as a cancer researcher, most recently as a Group Leader in the Cancer Research Program at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She has also held a conjoint appointment in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales since 2004. Having gained a PhD in cancer research in the UK, Alison came to Australia in 1996 to pursue further studies at the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research in Adelaide. She moved to the University of Sydney in 1998, and then the Garvan Institute. Alison’s research interests have been focused on understanding the development of drug resistance in breast cancer, and she has published over 40 research articles in this area. In 2005, Alison was elected to the Board of Directors of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) and served as the ASMR President in 2010. Alison currently serves on the Board of Research Australia.
Libby Hayes - Corporate Partnerships Manager
Following a successful career over many years in the entertainment industry, Libby joined NBCF initially as an office administrator 12 years ago. Today, she is NBCF’s longest-serving staff member, having worked her way up through a variety of roles in the organisation including Events Producer and Corporate Partnerships Development Executive. In 2012 Libby took up leadership of the Corporate Partnerships team of five, which manages over 80 partnerships.
Chantel Plum - Community Fundraising Manager
After completing a BSC(Psychology) and a Postgraduate Dip. in Psychology, Chantel began her career in the not-for-profit sector at the National Heart Foundation of Australia and in 2009, moved to Vancouver and took up a role at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC. In March 2014, Chantel joined NBCF with over eight years of experience in the not-for-profit sector in Australia and internationally, bringing extensive knowledge and experience in program development, revenue generation and strategy for Community Fundraising.
Justine Roberts - Human Resources
Justine completed a BA Business and worked in Accounting and IT for many years before moving to Australia in 1991. Justine has held senior level HR & OD roles in Financial Services since 1994, including Head of L&D and Global OD Project Manager, culminating in an HR Director role with a wealth management business from 2005 to 2010. Justine decided to strive for a role with deeper purpose when she joined NBCF.
Moana Wood - Individual Giving Manager
Moana joined NBCF from The Shepherd Centre, previously as Fundraising Manager and more recently Director of Fundraising and Communications, sitting on the Executive Team. Previously Moana worked with Mission Australia for five years in roles that included Donor Relationship Manager, National Regular Giving Manager and National Appeals Manager.
Jackie Coles - Chief Operating Officer
Jackie is a qualified accountant and has had extensive financial experience spanning 25 years in various business sectors. Before joining NBCF, Jackie was the CFO of GrainGrowers, a not-for-profit in the Agricultural sector and Corporate Services Manager for a not-for-profit in the aged care sector. In Australia, she has held senior financial positions as CFO with Farmoz Limited and Financial Controller for the Orica Explosives Australia/Asia business. Previously Jackie held positions with ICI Plc in the UK in a range of different businesses including pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
Head of Marketing & Communications
After completing an MA in Natural Sciences, Stephanie has spent the past 18 years leading the marketing and communications functions for major blue chip companies. During that time, she always devised marketing strategies that supported not-for-profits, raising significant funds as a corporate partner for charities such as Variety. Stephanie’s previous roles includes global marketing and innovation roles for L’Oreal in the UK, France and Australia, as well as for Sara Lee and several years running an independent marketing consultancy. Stephanie was shortlisted for the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in 2010 for ‘Business Innovation’, for assisting (pro bono) - small and start-up enterprises in Australia by sharing her marketing expertise for free.