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!
Sydney Campaign Manager
I started at Public Outreach in February of 2018 as one of the Sydney Fundraising Managers. I started my face-to-face fundraising career a few years back in Auckland, New Zealand where I started by knocking doors. Since then I have travelled all over the place fundraising, managing and coaching in Australia, the U.S.A and the Philippines! I believe this is the greatest industry in the world and see myself continuing to raise money for NGOs for the rest of my working life.
Fun fact: I like to travel all over the east coast surfing!
Brisbane Campaign Manager
I started fundraising back in New Zealand when I was a silly young 18-year-old just looking to make a quick dollar, but instead I found a lifestyle and career that I thrived in! Have had many different sales jobs but fundraising keeps calling me back and I couldn’t imagine anything better than this. I feel at home at Public Outreach. I believe that fundraising helps develop us to become well-rounded people. I enjoy helping people grow and reach their full potential. Words I live by are “I’m not here to participate but rather to take over!”
Fun fact: Back in the day I used to play professional football (soccer) in America!
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!
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!