Melanie brings experience in social change and strategic development from the community and commercial sectors. She worked previously for United Way Australia on employment and literacy initiatives for disadvantaged young people. Prior to that she spent 15 years in global telecommunications for British Telecom (BT) across sales, marketing and product development.
Communication & Programs Manager
Carmen is a communications all-rounder with more than 10 years experience in the not-for-profit sector with experience in tertiary education, environment, advocacy and community services in local and national organisations in Australia and overseas. She brings project management, media, marketing, sponsorship and business development experience to this role with a keen interest in organisational capacity building.
Sam has over 10 years administration experience in a variety of settings including government, not-for-profit organisations, and small business.
Annemaree has extensive experience as an administrator in many areas including the not-for-profit sector. She has a strong interest in social history - the human stories we have to tell - which she explores through her writing.
Volunteer Archivist - Big Brother Movement
An ex-Little Brother himself, Dick has been in charge of the Big Brother Movement Archives for several years. He has catalogued the extensive records held at BBM Youth Support and continues to assist Little Brothers and their families to access their records and tell their "Living Stories".
Volunteer - Big Brother Movement
David Coleman came to Australia in 1963 with the Big Brother Movement. He volunteers his time to archive the records of thousands of Little Brothers who came before and after him. He archives paperwork and photographs and preserves the stories for the Little Brothers and their families who continue to reconnect with the organisation.
Director - Treasurer
Eric migrated to Australia under the BBM migration assistance scheme in 1974. He studied at UNSW to earn a Commerce Degree and progress to becoming a Fellow of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has been working throughout in assisting small business and individuals with tax, superannuation and financial planning for over 30 years. Eric is a Registered Tax Agent, Registered Company Auditor, Registered SMSF Auditor, Authorised Representative of Count Financial Ltd & a Justice of the Peace.
Ben Madden was a BBM Youth Support Awardee in 1997. He now runs the successful cabinet making business Capital Veneering, employing over 80 staff and apprentices.
Nathan received a BBM Trade Scholarship in 2001, and looks back on this experience as a cornerstone of his career in the automotive industry. Sustainability, innovation and leadership are the concepts that drive Nathan in his career, and he brings sound business and team building skills to the board. Nathan joined the BBM Youth Support Board in 2019.
2010 BBM Agricultural Scholarship Tim Eyes joined the BBM Youth Support Board in 2019. Tim brings to the board his industry knowlegde, his passion for the legacy of the Little Brothers for farming in Australia and his commitment to mentoring young farmers.