Founder of Charitable Connections, Melissa is an experienced not for profit and business consultant, who has over 14 years in the not for profit sector. Having worked in the for profit sector initially, Melissa has a unique understanding of both the not for profit and corporate sectors, which enables her to match the business and not for profit sectors to maximise both relationships. Melissa has worked for various organisations in the corporate sector, such as Coca Coal Amatol, Diageo and J Wray & Nephew UK and many in the Philanthropic sector, including UNICEF UK, Make-A-Wish, Odyssey House, Cystic Fibrosis Victoria, Victorian Opera, Mercy Health, Western Health in various capacities, whilst delivering corporate and philanthropic tailored solutions. Melissa volunteers at her children’s primary school, is on the Palais Theatre Advisory Community Fund and assists a local refugee social enterprise. She loves to keep fit, good food and entertaining.
David Jones is well known in the not for profit and corporate sector as an achiever, someone who produces results, a champion of the not for profit sector. David has worked in both the corporate sector, starting as a marketing and communications manager with Mobile, before establishing himself in the not for profit sector, as Director of Hospital Foundations, development and capital appeal roles. David is also a garlic farmer who established the first garlic festival in Victoria.
Bronwyn is a dedicated, proactive and enthusiastic professional who is truly passionate about the events industry. Her experience spans a broad range of integrated disciplines including event management, project management, budget management, venue research & negotiation, database management, brand management, marketing literature and production. Bronwyn established her event management expertise in London for various organisations including BNP Paribas Securities Services & BNY Mellon, before returning to Australia and worked with ANZ and Australian Institute of Company Directors before establishing Maze Events. Maze Events provides professional event services for Charitable Connections and has worked with numerous companies including Cystic Fibrosis Victoria, Open Universities Australia, Australian Association of Practice Managers, Mercury Group of Companies and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Victoria. Maze Events provides a range of event services from consultancy, gala dinners with fundraising, exhibitions and corporate staff events. Bronwyn loves being back in Australia with her family and is currently renovating her house.