Meet the Team

The Chuffed.org Team and Friends

The Team

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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.

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Carl Francis
Engagement and Support Manager

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.

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Jennie Smith
Head of International Growth

After spending a number of years working in the corporate world, Jennie took a leap of faith and left her marketing job to launch her own business and test out her entrepreneurial skills. After successfully establishing an eco friendly fashion label with stockists around the world, she took the next step in her career by joining Etsy, as one of its first Australian employees. While at Etsy, Jennie developed a passion for supporting female entrepreneurs and learned first hand about the incredible power of community. Now Jennie is joining Chuffed to help propel their growth internationally and support campaigners from all over the globe to make a difference to the causes they are passionate about.

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Christine Ho
Front End Engineer

Christine is a front end focused engineer with an interest in design. She comes from working at agencies such as Coates, M&C Saatchi, to corporate insurance company such as World Nomads Group. She made a transition from her University Degree in Sociology to becoming an Engineer in 2015, and today she is focused on front end web technologies. With these skills garned in the past 4 years has joined Chuffed to help those who are creating a difference in the world.

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Robert Polmear
Graphic Designer

Robert is a graphic designer who also dabbles in photography, animation and illustration. He comes from the world of publishing, having spent seven years at global media company Time Out, where he was responsible for the growth and implementation of the company’s brand across all platforms in Australia. Joining the Chuffed team, Robert hopes to utilise design thinking to encourage more people to take action on important social issues

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Ben Rowe
Software Engineer

Ben is a polyglot software engineer and has a passion for technology since his childhood. He constantly explores new technologies and always tinkering. With an enthusiasm for best practises and challenging the status quo, he has now joined the Chuffed.org team to support the voices of those people who want to make the world a better place.

Directors

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Olivia Hilton
Director
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Niki Scevak
Director

Advisors

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Katie Barry
Fundraising Advisor
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Sam Tatam
Brand Advisor
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Will Dayble
Tech Advisor
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Daniel May
Tech Advisor
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Dave Pisek
Tech Advisor