National Office – Sydney staff
Doug Taylor - Executive Director and CEO
Doug Taylor’s interest, passion and advocacy for creating positive and lasting change in local communities started many years ago as a teenager volunteering with various not for profits in his local community.
Doug joined United Way Sydney in 2007 and in his role as CEO and Non Executive Director he is focused on developing the Community Impact strategy that addresses the education, income and health needs of local communities and instigated the Common Cause Strategy in Sydney. This work has culminated in a number of Collective Impact strategies and ReadLearnSucceed. He has played a leadership role in nationalising United Way’s work, which resulted in him becoming United Way Australia’s inaugural CEO.
He is frequently engaged to advise United Way members internationally, has helped develop the organisation’s Asia Pacific Corporate strategy and is a Member of the United Way Worldwide Membership Accountability Committee. He has also chaired the United Way Worldwide Professional Council and has sat on the Commonwealth’s Volunteer Policy Advisory Groups and is a Board Member of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Doug also completed Post Graduate studies in Management and is an alumni of the Sydney Leadership program in 2004. He also has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Ministry and Diplomas in Theology and Volunteer Management.
Prior to working with United Way, Doug was the Head of Community Partnership at WorkVentures, responsible for its Digital Divide and Community Economic Development programs. He helped establish a network of Technology Centres for social housing tenants, scaled up a PC recycling program that has provided IT access to 10,000 low income families and not for profit organisations and launched an innovative enterprise program in South Western Sydney that engaged all levels of government, corporations and philanthropic foundations. In 2005 he also led a team that received the Prime Minister’s Business Community Partnership award for longevity with Microsoft Australia.
- Lyndsey McKee – Senior Development Manager
- Karina Roberts – Corporate Partnerships Coordinator
- Gail Yap - Corporate Volunteering Manager
- James Brierley – Finance Manager
- Bernard Muchemwa – Assistant Accountant
- Ian Munro – Donor Systems Manager
- Sandy Jones - Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Adminstator
United Way Sydney Council
Our Sydney Council is charged to develop and execute a business development strategy to grow the resource base to support United Way’s Community Impact strategies. It is also responsible for the development of local Community Impact strategies and overseeing local grant making.
Philip Hoser – Chair – MA (Cantab), Barrister (England), joined the Sydney Council in 2008. He is a Partner at international law firm, Jones Day.
Andy Berry - Director, Fuji Xerox Australia
Anne Myers - Chief Operating Officer, ING DIRECT
Heather Leembruggen – Managing Director/owner of Communications Plus
Kieran McKenna - General Manager Business Risk, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Liz Dibbs – Corporate lawyer with experience in the governance of not for profit entities
Natalie Nicholson – Executive Director Human Resources, ING DIRECT
Rod Moodie – Director, Rodgers Reidy Chartered Accountants
United Way Australia
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230 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000
Please send all mail to: PO Box Q759, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230
P (02) 9321 0300
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