Hagar Australia’s Team
Jo Pride | Chief Executive Officer
Jo has a strong record of leadership in the international development sector and joins us from her most recent position as the Head of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam Australia. Her previous roles include working as a political adviser in Federal Parliament and as a government lawyer. These various roles have enabled Jo to engage across a broad range of local, national and global issues. Though her career, Jo has established a strong track record of bringing about positive changes in laws and policies that affect people’s lives.
Jo was appointed CEO of Hagar Australia in February 2016.
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Stephen Hughes | Finance Manager
Stephen is an experienced finance and accounting executive and consultant, committed to operational excellence and improvement. With a background in professional services and corporate businesses, Stephen’s focus has shifted to social businesses and not-for-profits.
Stephen has deep expertise in financial management, risk and project management – core skills in financial and management accounting.
Stephen has held senior corporate leadership roles across both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors and has 30 years business management experience, including CFO of World Vision, General Manager of the Trading Post publication and website and Senior finance manager at ANZ Bank.
Caroline Lee | Partnership Manager
Caroline has an extensive background within the corporate, government and not-for-profit sector. She has worked within Account Management, Business Development and Corporate Sponsorship, having been a founding director in her own business for over four years.
Caroline majored in Japanese at the University of Canberra, and spent time in Japan at Okayama University on a scholarship. She has worked closely with organisations throughout the Asia Pacific region and brings over 20 years experience in developing key business relationships.
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Marnie Walters | Fundraising and Communications Manager
Marnie comes to Hagar Australia with eight years of experience in Fundraising, Supporter Relations and Communications in the community sector, including four years based in Battambang, Cambodia.
Marnie studied English and Writing at Otago University and has since used her passion for ethical fundraising to support services for disadvantaged children and families in Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand.
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Karen Kinder | Office Manager
Karen has broad experience in general administration, HR admin, recruitment and resource management. Her 18 years of experience span legal, not-for-profit, consulting, technology and health sectors and she has a Batchelor of Business from RMIT. Karen joined Hagar in October, 2016 after her most recent position as Resourcing & Client Solutions Advisor at Lawyers on Demand. She works part-time on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Sara Webster | Programs and Policy Coordinator
Sara is a graduate of University of Melbourne where she achieved a B.A. in Political Science and Development before going on to a Masters in International Development at University of New South Wales.
Sara is deeply committed to human rights, especially in the area of ending violence against women. She has recently returned from several years in Timor-Leste with the Centre for Women’s Growth and Development with Australian Red Cross under the AVID Program, and brings to Hagar a wealth of experience after more than 6 years working in community development programs.
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Emily Ross | Communications Advisor
Emily Ross is a bestselling author, journalist and media consultant. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience; from editing flagship issues and leadership sections of BRW magazine through to key editorial roles on Australia’s biggest client publication the Qantas magazine. She is the co-author of 100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them (Random House) and 50 Great e-Businesses and the Minds Behind Them (Random House).
Emily regularly travels to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to train our local and expatriate staff and in communication and leadership. Her contribution to Hagar is second to none.
Hagar Australia is generously supported by a variety of interns for 6-12 month placements.
Many of the functions of Hagar, including IT and Communications are performed by staff in Cambodia. This allows us to reduce costs and create employment opportunities within our program countries. Several staff are former clients who have been trained to work in permanent positions, now they help other young survivors to recover.