Greg Bricknell – Acting Volunteer Program Manager – Heide Museum

Having recently returned to Melbourne after living in Vancouver BC for three years, Greg Bricknell has many years’ experience in management and frontline customer service. After coordinating volunteer programs for Roedde House Museum and the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival, 2016 saw Greg step into the role of Acting Visitor Services and Volunteer Program Manager with Heide Museum of Modern Art.


Shawn Callahan

Shawn Callahan is a sought-after keynote speaker, international business consultant and executive coach who works with global organisations such as Mars, Danone, Allianz, SAP, Tesco and Shell. He is the founder of Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling company. Anecdote helps leaders and sellers around the world to find and tell oral stories with impact. Its pr ograms are delivered in eight languages in 20 countries, and counting.Shawn’s book Putting Stories to Work: Mastering Business Storytelling is the most practical guide available to developing your skills as a business storyteller.

Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and archaeology from the Australian National University. He is married, with two grown-up daughters, and lives in Melbourne, Australia. He can be found at anecdote.com


Andy Fryar

Andy Fryar is the National Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and New Zealand and the founder of OzVPM (Australasian Volunteer Program Management).

For more than 30 years has contributed significantly to the Australian volunteerism community. His achievements include serving as President of Volunteering Australia and convening the working party that later evolved into AAMoV – the Australasian Association for Managers of Volunteers.

Andy has helped produce three books on volunteer management and is a co-author of Volunteer Program Management: an essential guide (3rd edition) – Australia’s premier guidebook to volunteering. He has served on the editorial committee of the Australian Journal of Volunteering and since 2000, has been a founding member of the editorial team for e-volunteerism, an international electronic journal of volunteerism based in Philadelphia.

Andy travels extensively and has conducted volunteer management training and worked with volunteer involving agencies in many countries including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and the UK, where between 2004 and 2010 he was a faculty member with the prestigious ‘Institute of Advanced Volunteer Management’. He is also a co-founder of the Australasian Retreat for Advanced Volunteer Management that was held annually between 2005 and 2012.

Since 2008, Andy has volunteered his time as Chairperson of the global committee overseeing the promotion of International Volunteer Manager’s Day, celebrated on November 5 each year.

In 2003, Andy was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian government in recognition of his services to the volunteering movement in Australia.


Christine Paterson – Marketing & Business Development Manager – Volunteering Victoria

With over a decade’s experience in the Corporate Communications field, Chrissy has a wealth of knowledge covering marketing, media, events, campaigns, sponsorships and business development. Chrissy has a broad and successful track record in establishing and maintaining corporate partnerships of varying degrees. Her experience comes from government, private and not for profit organisations which means she is perfectly placed to get the most out of all communications, partnerships and projects. Chrissy’s passion lies in communication and ensuring that messages are reaching the right people.

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Julie Pettett – Volunteering Victoria Board member

Julie brings significant leadership experience, energy and passion for community to the Volunteering Victoria Board. Previously CEO of the Conservation Council South Australia, Julie has held various leadership roles within the Australian and New Zealand education sectors and has acted on the board of various not-for-profit organisations. Taking on the leadership role of CEO at Volunteering Western Victoria in 2011, Julie has been an influential driver in developing a strategic plan that has set the organisation on the path to long-term success.

Paul Wheelton OAM

Paul Wheelton OAM – Chairperson – Wheelton Group of Companies

Businessman and philanthropist Paul Wheelton, OAM, is a treasure hunter. He is skilled at sourcing the funds, the abilities and the motivation of others and harnesses these resources to deliver large-scale, charitable projects.

The Managing Director and owner of Australia’s largest Budget Rent A Car franchise group, Paul now devotes most of his time to philanthropy, loves to make a big difference, and have fun along the way. A charitable trust account holder with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, he applies his business acumen and networks of friends and colleagues to tackle charitable challenges that demand ‘critical mass’ to succeed.

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