Our People

Jo Rao

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Jo’s involvement with The Hunger Project started in 2016 when she participated in the Business Chicks Leadership & Immersion program, fundraising over $10,000. After a life-changing experience in Malawi, she returned to Australia determined to live her vision and have a more purposeful life. After 12 months living in Sydney for work, an unexpected redundancy allowed…

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Janette McDonald, Director

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Janette graduated with a degree in Geology but soon made the somewhat unexpected move to the food industry, studying Food Science and, later, Human Nutrition. After many years in leadership roles in both the private and public sector assisting food companies, here and in the US, Janette now leads her own consulting business providing technical…

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Peter Russo, Director

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Peter became part of The Hunger Project as his passion is to remove bias and ensure we all have fair opportunities to develop and grow. He is currently managing director of Engaging Leaders, a specialist risk management, human factors and leadership development consulting organisation. He also lectures at the University of Newcastle for the School…

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Amanda Cassar, Director

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Amanda is the Director of financial planning firm Wealth Planning Partners, helping clients Australia wide to succeed with “The WPP Way: Secure, Build, Succeed”. She holds a Masters Degree in Financial Planning and specialises in Self-Managed Super Funds and Insurance Protection strategies. She became involved with The Hunger Project through her connection with Business Chicks…

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Lesley McLennan, Director

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Lesley has a diverse background in which arts and education have been dominant themes. Her involvement with The Hunger Project however began when her career path had diverged into social entrepreneurship. Lesley visited India in 2008 with THP and she has been a personal investor and advocate of their work since.

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Josh Rogers, Director

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Josh Rogers has been actively involved with The Hunger Project for more than 14 years during which he was also a founding member of the NSW Development Board. Josh has decades of experience in developing start-ups and high growth businesses, is a founder of technology fund Carthona Capital, director and shareholder of The Search Party,…

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Claudia Campbell, Chair

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Claudia Campbell is a financial markets specialist with experience spanned across the foreign exchange, interest rate, commodity and fixed income markets. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Finance and Economics. Postgraduate qualifications include her Financial Markets Dealer Accreditation and she has credits towards her Masters of Applied Finance.…

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Jill Krambeck, Coordinator

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Jill met The Hunger Project a couple of years ago – after the McKinsey & Company study of impact in Uganda – and then a ‘Rethinking What’s Possible’ workshop inspired her to become a Global Investor. Jill’s undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts – double major in Business Administration & English – from a…

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David Hodes, Director

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I am a Systems Thinker and Practitioner in Organisational Learning. I was awarded a National Engineering Scholarship in the UK and attended Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, where I graduated with a BSc Mechanical Engineering. From my earliest days I have been interested in the intersection of the worlds of science, technology…

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Siobhán Doran, Director

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Siobhán heads up Thread Publishing, a brand storytelling agency that helps organisations connect more meaningfully with their consumers and employees. It also publishes interviews with inspiring leaders who believe business can be a force for good. Previously a journalist, writing for The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, The Age, ACP and Pacific magazine publications, Siobhan then moved into…

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