I began my fundraising career in 2007 for Dialogue Direct in the United Kingdom where I promptly fell in love with the culture and environment that fundraising fosters. From there I started fundraising for Greenpeace Africa as a campaign manager and later a consultant. During this period I was also completing my masters in Psychology. Once qualified, I made my way to Australia, finally finding my home at Public Outreach who embody all (and more) that I love about fundraising! All in all I have been in the fundraising sector for over 10 years and plan to spend substantially more with PO.
Fun fact: I love Ultimate Frisbee!
National Call Centre Manager
I arrived in Melbourne at the beginning of July 2015 and started at Public Outreach as a fundraiser the same week. I instantly fell in love with the company, the organisations we fundraise for and the amazing people I get to work with. Knowing that every day we're fighting to change the world for the better has got me hooked. Public Outreach has given me so many opportunities to grow as a person, learn more than I ever have and has introduced me to people I will call friends for life. I'm exited to see where the future takes us!
Fun fact: I once stole lunch from Brian May (accidentally)!
Deputy National Fundraising Manager
After travelling and seeing the variety of stresses and strains in this world, I decided to step back from my catering career and apply myself as a Fundraiser. I knew that mobilising charities would have a far greater impact than I alone ever could. I’ve been on the streets, phones and shopping centres all over the UK inspiring donors and building fundraising campaigns alongside many incredible people. After eight years of experience I have now been welcomed to Australia as Grant's second in command with Public Outreach, who embody the morals and ethics I work under. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.
Fun fact: I can chirp like a cricket!
New Zealand F2F Program Manager
My Public Outreach story started in September of 2013 on the streets of Adelaide! After 6 months I was given the opportunity to become the Adelaide Fundraising Manager, which I happily accepted. Since then I have moved to New Zealand to be the first Program Manager for PONZ! Everyday I wake up knowing that becoming a part of the PO family was one of my greatest decisions!
Fun fact: I love turtles!
Sydney Fundraising Manager
Heyo! My name is Madeline and I grew up in a small town near Byron Bay. My time at Public Outreach has definitely been the most memorable and life-changing chapter in my life so far! I absolutely love being able to genuinely connect with like minded and passionate people so that we can come together and change the world. My favourite thing about fundraising is being able to allow people to truly realise the potential they have to make a massive and tangible difference.
Fun fact: I am mortally terrified of cane toads, and I am all for pineapple on pizza!
Perth Fundraising Manager
Ever since arriving in Perth I’ve been involved in sales with various companies, at which point fundraising was the last thing on my mind! One day a good offer came from a fundraising company and I thought I would take the chance and see if it was something I would want to do… and the rest is history! The culture, the atmosphere, the passion everyone has regarding various causes just pulled me in like a magnet. Through sheer hard work and passion I have made this industry my lifelong mission. Having the opportunity to talk to people and engage them in a conversation which means something and benefits our community is a dream come true for me. With Public Outreach I have been given the golden platform to become the Fundraising Manager for our Perth division, which I hope to make a dream office where people will be given the chance to fundraise for some amazing charities, as well as grow as people and climb up the Public Outreach ladder and get a secure and well deserved life!
Fun fact: I love watching horror movies in theatres, especially late night shows, and get excited watching people getting scared! :D
Auckland Call Centre Manager
I started in Melbourne as a little fundraiser when I first arrived in Australia in May 2017. My plan wasn’t to stay long, just save enough money to travel around the country… but Public Outreach had me sold! I’ve been very lucky, PO has given me loads of opportunities to develop personally and professionally and also a chance to cross the sea to NZ. I love the work culture here, the people I work with and being able to represent and make a difference with some really cool charities!
Fun fact: I love listening to French rap music, despite not knowing any of the language!
Melbourne Campaign Manager
I started my fundraising career in Britain as a roaming fundraiser back when I was just a wee whipper-snapper, where I felt I found a job that I could love: the culture, the buzz, and that feeling of supporting great causes! The family culture has kept me in fundraising and now I have found myself on the other side of the pond to continue to raise funds for even more charities!
Fun fact: I can breathe fire!
Wellington Program Manager
Hi there, my name is Wayne Aquila. Born and bred in Wellington, NZ, my fundraising story started over 4 years ago with UNICEF Ireland. Falling into fundraising by accident, I immediately fell in love with it right from my first day. The like minded people, the underlying theme of helping others, and meeting and inspiring people from all walks of life are the 3 draw cards which keep me going to this day. Starting with Public Outreach in May 2018 has been a great decision!
Fun fact: I once sleepwalked to a local park and woke up mid-flight on a set of swings!
Auckland Campaign Manager
I began my Public Outreach journey in 2017 as a fundraiser. Being a marketing enthusiast, I'm an extroverted character who loves networking and socialising! A batsman by talent and a campaign manager by profession defines me completely. After almost 8 years of sales and marketing experience, I found my forte in fundraising. It makes me feel extremely proud to raise money for the needy!
Fun fact: I am quite witty and have a great comedic timing!