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.
In his time at World Vision Australia Andrew has held many senior and technical roles, providing direction and oversight to multi-disciplinary teams accountable for business development, thought leadership and impact measurement across key sectors of Livelihoods and Economic Development.
He has more than 15 years of experience in program development and management, business development and research across areas including land administration, geographic and land information system, food security and climate change.
In previous roles, he provided technical advice and support to the management and implementation of programs across Africa, Asia and the Pacific as well as developing and negotiating finance for projects, including several carbon projects registered under the UNFCCC and the Gold Standard Foundation.
Andrew holds a Master of Geomatic Engineering Degree focussing on Land Administration from the University of Melbourne.
Maryanne joined World Vision Australia’s leadership team in November 2019. She has more than 20 years' experience in marketing, product, strategy and operations, and commenced her journey with World Vision at the start of her working life, using her first pay cheque to sponsor a child.
Maryanne was formerly the Head of Brand for AIA Group, however the bulk of Maryanne’s career was spent with Telstra and Ericsson. Over her 16 years with Telstra, Maryanne held several executive leadership roles. These included Director of Operations Delivery & Engagement, Director of Prepaid Mobile Product Management and Director of Consumer & Small Business Marketing.
Prior to Telstra, Maryanne worked at Ericsson for five years in various strategy, marketing and product roles in Europe, USA and Australia.
Maryanne has a proven track record working in complex, fast-paced technology environments where new territory needs to be chartered. Her passion is to ensure her team is high performing and best practice, but also that they look back at their experience and see it as challenging, fun and rewarding.