The Team

Suellen McCaffrey – Interim CEO

Suellen McCaffrey joined BBM as Interim CEO to support the Board and the BBM team while our CEO Henrietta Ardlie is on personal leave. Suellen has extensive experience as a strategic executive leader and is well placed to ensure the organisation continues to deliver on its strategy.

“It is wonderful to join an organisation so passionate about learning and building a sustainable future. I think life is about learning and growing, it’s about relationships and it’s about being our best selves in service to others. I look forward to continuing the great work of BBM, respecting our legacy and looking forward, as we support and empower young people to become practical and holistic leaders of the future.”

Henrietta Ardlie – CEO

On Extended Personal Leave

Henrietta Ardlie has driven transformative change across the Not-for-Profit sector over the past 15 years within both fundraising and program development. She is highly regarded for her authentic, collaborative leadership style and impressive track record, raising many millions of dollars for charity.

I am committed to ensuring BBM’s future is firmly built on the legacy and strength of its past, as my grandfather, Colonel John Caddy, was a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Big Brother Movement for over 20 years.

Carmen Welss – Communications and 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 Andrews – Scholarships Administrator

Sam has over 10 years administration experience in a variety of settings including government, not-for-profit organisations, and small business.

Annemaree Adams – Office Administrator

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.

Dick Steell – 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”.

Read Dick’s story.

David Coleman – 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.

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