Graham brings two decades of strategic oversight, field experience and leadership to his role at World Vision Australia. He enjoys working in an organization where staff share a commitment to helping every child enjoy life in all its fullness. He embraces diversity and seeks to find the good in all people, and amplify the ways in which their unique talents can contribute towards the global welfare of children.
Graham works with stakeholders worldwide to uphold the quality and goals of our programs. He has led our work in some if the world's most fragile contexts, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, he has also worked in leadership roles across the Middle East, Eastern European and Asian regions, including Mozambique, Armenia, the Russian Federation and Indonesia. He is an effective leader of multicultural teams in post communist, Islamic, conflict and post-conflict zones. He believes there is nothing more exciting than working collaboratively to make the world a better place for children, their families and communities.
Gordon joined World Vision Australia’s leadership team in November 2019. Gordon was a member of the World Vision Australia Board from 2017 – 2020, and Chair of the organisation’s Audit and Risk Committee. He was formerly Executive Manager, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, at National Australia Bank, and has 15 years experience in financial services in various roles including finance, risk management, treasury, and product and portfolio management. Prior to his career in finance, Gordon worked in community health, delivering health services to marginalised residents of rooming and boarding houses.
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Susan joined World Vision Australia in 2013 and became Acting Chief of Field Impact in March 2020. Formerly Head of Policy and Advocacy at WVA, Susan brings more than 20 years of strategic leadership to guide her team. In her roles in Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, Susan championed the voice of the vulnerable to see systemic change to policies, practices and attitudes of Australians, governments and institutions across the globe.
Prior to joining World Vision Australia, Susan was a leading public health practitioner for 24 years. She rose through the ranks of Australia’s peak heart health organisation, National Heart Foundation of Australia, to become a senior executive, leading the national business to prevent heart disease. She initiated and managed innovative programs and diverse teams to deliver strategic goals, develop policies to guide the behaviour of Australians, change government priorities and legislation and shift industry practices.
As the Chief of Retail for World Vision Australia, the country’s largest not-for-profit organisation, Natalie works in partnership across 90 countries assisting more than 100 million people, through channels including instore, event activations, contact centre and digital as well as school, church, community and affiliate partnerships.
Natalie’s teams create dynamic relationships between Australians and those living in some of the world’s most fragile places. She is a champion for supporter transformation, a trusted steward for the resources that enable World Vision’s work and a believer in person to person connection. She understands that World Vision’s purpose and vision provides a unique opportunity for people to make the world a better place.
Natalie joined World Vision in 2014 after more than 15 years working with the BUPA group, both within Australia and internationally. Deeply experienced, she is recognised within Australia as a leader in complex multichannel strategy, operations and customer transformation. Her leadership blends commercial, customer and people leadership capabilities underpinned by her qualifications, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education & Vocational Training.
Natalie’s leadership style recognises people’s gifts and creates environments for people to thrive.
Natalie and her husband Luke, live in Melbourne Australia with their two children.