Board of Directors
Part of GIVIT's Board since 2019, our Chair Iain is affectionately known as GIVIT’s Mr Disaster. We are incredibly grateful to have Iain’s knowledge and leadership in emergency and disaster management. Iain was appointed as Queensland’s inaugural Inspector-General Emergency Management, tasked with ensuring the best possible whole-of-government and whole-of-community arrangements to deal with emergencies and disasters.
Iain’s advice provides a measured and confident delivery of GIVIT’s national role in disaster and emergency recovery. Iain is also an Adjunct Professor at the Griffith University School of Medicine.
Juliette Wright OAM
Driven and inspired, Juliette built GIVIT after she was surprised at how difficult it was to find someone in genuine need of the high quality baby clothes she no longer needed. She discovered that while many local charities were over-loaded with unwanted or poor-quality goods, they were desperately seeking essential items such as sanitary products for women fleeing domestic and family violence or steel-capped boots for unemployed fathers securing work. Juliette knew there had to be a smarter way to give.
Juliette’s vision, hard work and determination have resulted in millions of donations being distributed across Australia, earning her the title of Australia’s Local Hero 2015 and awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2019.
As Founder and Director, Juliette drives GIVIT’s vision to match generosity with genuine need. Her huge heart and passion for helping others has shaped GIVIT’s culture and success.
Aside from bringing legal and commercial capability to the GIVIT Board, Carita also holds the honour of being GIVIT's first volunteer. This experience enables her to bring a unique insight and understanding into board meetings.
Carita is General Counsel and Director of Golding Contractors where her efforts drive optimal value for money solutions, and ensure large projects are delivered reliably. This, combined with her experience in telecoms, ITC, transport, mining and civil construction, provides GIVIT with a wealth of commercial knowledge.
Jonathan is one of our founding board members. He has extensive professional experience advising government, corporations and not-for-profits in things like licensing, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property – all the important elements of ensuring a business stays viable.
Jonathan is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. In his role as Partner and Special Counsel at Clayton Utz Jonathon is also a mentor for the firm’s junior lawyers.
We know GIVIT is in safe hands with Jonathan. His analytical skills and strategic knowledge of intellectual property and not-for-profit risks and liabilities, underpins his valued advice and ability to see, articulate and achieve GIVIT’s 'big picture'.
With a marketing background spanning over 20 years across agency and media ownership, throughout a range of industries within Australia and abroad, Megan is an incredibly experienced marketing leader.
Megan has a passion for balancing data and performance based marketing with excellent customer experiences within strong brands. She thrives on a challenge, the opportunity to lead teams and promote innovation within organisations. Megan has held leadership roles at The Wotif Group, Tatts Group and most recently at MinorDKL Food Group as Chief Brand Officer.
We are thrilled to have Megan’s marketing expertise driving GIVIT to become a national household name.
Alex is a long-term Canberra resident and has had extensive industry experience over 30 years including leadership of several industry associations, and executive positions with Ericsson Australia and GlaxoSmithKline in the area of Government relations. He successfully led many key advocacy programs in the areas of pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and industry policy.
Now retired Alex continues to umpire Aussie Rules, is on the Board of Triathlon Australia, and is active in a range of not for profits and charity organisations in the ACT.
Anthony Ryan is Brisbane Economic Development Agency's Chief Executive Officer. Recognised as a 'Queensland Great' in 2013, Anthony is a well-respected and self-confessed sport-loving local who is known for the passion and entrepreneurial spirit that he brings to all professional endeavours.
An inspiring leader with a proven track record in delivering strategic business outcomes and strong partnerships, Anthony is responsible for leading BEDA to drive sustainable economic growth for the City, whilst looking ahead at emerging opportunities for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Previously CEO of Youngcare, Anthony pioneered the transformation of the national not-for-profit organisation into an innovative and entrepreneurial company that provides meaningful solutions and choices for young people with high physical care needs.
GIVIT’s Whistleblower Policy
GIVIT is committed to conducting its business operations and affairs with honesty and integrity and to engaging in ethical decision-making, being legally compliant and acting consistently with good corporate governance standards and community expectations. View GIVIT’s Whistleblower Policy here.