Prashan Paramanathan CEO
Prashan dreams about a world where the smartest kids in school choose to join non-profits and social enterprises instead of management consulting and law firms. He tried being a management consultant for a while, but ran off to start micro finance banks with the World Bank Group for rural farmers in China before living and breathing the Australian non-profit sector for the last four years.
Marlies Kimpe Growth Manager
Marlies believes it is the responsibility of our generation to care for the
environment, people and species with whom we share this beautiful planet we
She was born and bred in Belgium and started her career in commercial sales for global biotech after completing her PhD in science, but quickly discovered that was not her true calling. Meanwhile, she had moved to Perth where her love for animals introduced her to PetRescue and the world of fundraising for social causes. She progressed her career in the non-profit sector as she moved to London, where she worked as a Corporate Fundraiser for WaterAid before joining the team at Chuffed.org.
Dave Pisek Web development
Dave started his journey in a little Austrian town called Innsbruck.
There he gained
experience as a full-stack web developer for a local startup and, at
times, feeding mountain goats.
Somehow he ended up in Sydney, where he specialized in Front End Development, and enjoyed working for companies like World Nomads and News Corp. The work there was good and helped him to grow as a developer but something was missing.
Chuffed was able to fill that gap - the perfect job: Doing some good by doing what I love.
David Lai Web development
David has worked in a number of roles within the web development space.
From an all-rounder role at Create Studios, to a more front-end focused
role at Adrenalin working with some of Australia's most recognised
not-for-profits. He's most recently worked at recruitment marketplace
Search Party, focusing on product improvements and feature builds.
He hopes to bring his passion for refining the user experience to Chuffed for both campaign creators and campaign supporters alike.
Rebecca Fitzgerald Communications and Events Manager
Since Rebecca can remember she’s been a socially conscious kid wanting to leave a (positive) mark on the world wherever she can. After graduating from university she continued her charitable life journey, working for non-profits around Australia, Africa and the UK. Her main passion lies with building sustainable solutions to problems faced by vulnerable communities across the globe. She’s joined the Chuffed.org family at an exciting time of growth and can’t wait to use her skills to help campaigners raise their impact.
Carl Francis Customer Support Advocate
Carl wants to see a world where everybody wants to make a difference in society. He believes that there’s room to integrate social action directly into our culture, whilst also making it fun! After completing a Media Studies degree, he started searching for ways to see how he could help others with his newfound skills. He has spent over 3 years working in the charity sector before joining Chuffed. Carl also jointly runs a YouTube channel / Facebook Page called “Caruzmatic”, which aims to show people how they can get involved in social action.
Jacqui Sedaghat UX Designer
Jacqui is a human centred designer who enjoys connecting with people and learning their story. After doing some IDEO courses she realised that finding the ‘why’ behind the problem is where she wanted to focus her skills. Previously she spent some time running her own business focusing on clients in the education and environment space. Before that she honed her craft in Graphic Design working for ad agencies and boutique design studios in Sydney and Melbourne. Now she is excited to help enable Chuffed deliver delightful experiences to its users. On the side she runs monthly lean coffee sessions to help startups focus on purpose before profit.
Olivia Hilton Director
Niki Scevak Director
Katie Barry Fundraising Advisor
Sam Tatam Brand Advisor
Will Dayble Tech Advisor
Daniel May Tech Advisor