Our Team

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Together we work to strengthen communities

Led by a proactive and strategic Board, United Way Australia is a team of 20 dedicated people located in Sydney and greater NSW with the goal of bringing about systems change to break the cycle of disadvantage.

Clayton Noble, CEO United Way Australia

Clayton Noble commenced as CEO United Way Australia in early 2017. After a successful start to his career as an Air Force Officer, Clayton held executives roles with companies including Fuji Xerox, Dell & Coles Myers, leading diverse teams across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Clayton adopts a values-driven leadership approach with a deep sense of purpose and demonstrated commitment to life-affirming values. He is also a strong advocate for business leaders adopting a ‘profit for purpose’ mindset through effective business/community engagement. Clayton takes a collaborative approach to his work as a social change agent, and takes a particular interest in child & youth success and ethical supply chains.

Clayton has an undergraduate degree in business and master degree in science. He lives in Sydney, married with four adult children, and is a keen ocean swimmer & kayaker.

Marla Bozic, Head of Partnerships, Marketing and Communications United Way Australia

Marla has worked in the corporate world for over 25 years both in the USA and Australia with a strong focus on business development, marketing and relationship management.

Marla started her career in business development with Pitney Bowes in New York City. Given the opportunity to move to Sydney, Australia for personal reasons, Marla continued her career with Pitney Bowes Australia Pty Ltd and became the Marketing Manager for Australia.

Marla welcomed the move to the not for profit sector with United Way Australia as a chance to use her extensive corporate experience to make a difference in the world. Marla is responsible for driving revenue growth for UWA, overseeing the fundraising strategy and expanding and deepening the corporate partnerships around workplace giving, engaged volunteering, corporate philanthropy, shared value and sponsorship.

Marla has a Bachelor of Science, Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and successfully completed the Company Director’s course through Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Marla’s dogs Happy and Lucky have enjoyed having her work from home, and may never recover when she goes back to the office.

Leo Krikmann, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program Manager

Leo brings to United Way several decades of corporate business experience as a mentor and coach to business leaders across a wide mix of market segments in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. During the past decade Leo has been the director of a sales enablement consultancy and in more recent times transitioned to the not for profit sector. His knowledge and expertise continue to enhance United Way Australia’s partnership development and stakeholder engagement capability.

Heading up the program management of the Imagination Library in Australia is an incredible opportunity to see the positive impact on the lives of thousands of children who are given access to a world class literacy development program.

Leo has five grandchildren and enjoys being a part of their developmental journey.

Rubie Ireson, Director, The Hive

Rubie joined the Hive as Director in 2020 and provides strategy and direction to all of The Hive’s work in Mt Druitt. Rubie has experience in Collective Impact work, and has held various leadership roles. Rubie works alongside The Hive’s key partners to build relationships, advocate for system-level change and identify new opportunities to respond to community aspirations and priorities.

Rubie has a great love for Mt Druitt, she completed her high schooling locally in Bidwill and continued to work in Bidwill, and in the Western Sydney area for many years. Rubie has two large German Shepherds and also has her own podcast.

 

Shelly Mohan, Financial Controller

Shelly has built strong technical accounting, financial reporting and process improvement experience over her 15 years in industry and consulting roles. She has worked with a variety of organisations, from start-ups to large ASX listed companies, and acquired many insights on best practice and how to implement it. As a member of the United Way Australia team, Shelly uses her background and skills to make a real difference by driving financial strategy, day-to-day operations and implementing the strategic vision.

As a mother to two children under 5, Shelly understands well how the experiences and education a young child receives can set them up for a successful future. Shelly is passionate about helping children to get their best start in life.

Shelly has a Bachelor or Business from UTS, is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Our board

Liz Dibbs
(Chair), Western City District Commissioner – Greater Sydney Commission, Deputy Chancellor Western Sydney University
Andy Berry
CEO, Tech Data
Anne Myers
Non-Executive Director, Defence Bank Ltd, Integrated Research Ltd and University of New England
Brett McGrath
Registrar, Family Court of Australia & Federal Circuit Court
David Baynham
Senior Manager, Messaging Strategy at National Australia Bank
David Harrison
Managing Director and Founder, Austcorp
Gary Metcalf
Managing Director, Metcalf Group SA
Jenny Abood
Senior Investment Advisor, Morgans Financial Limited
Mark Wlossak
General Manager, GCS Corporate, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Nicole Wearne
Partner, Clyde & Co
Ramsay Moodie
Honorary Company Secretary
Rob Moodie
Non-Executive Director, Rodgers Reidy Chartered Accountants
Liz Dibbs, (Chair), Western City District Commissioner – Greater Sydney Commission, Deputy Chancellor Western Sydney University
Andy Berry, CEO, Tech Data
Anne Myers, Non-Executive Director, Defence Bank Ltd, Integrated Research Ltd and University of New England
Brett McGrath, Registrar, Family Court of Australia & Federal Circuit Court
David Baynham, Senior Manager, Messaging Strategy at National Australia Bank
David Harrison, Managing Director and Founder, Austcorp
Gary Metcalf, Managing Director, Metcalf Group SA
Jenny Abood, Senior Investment Advisor, Morgans Financial Limited
Mark Wlossak, General Manager, GCS Corporate, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Nicole Wearne, Partner, Clyde & Co
Ramsay Moodie, Honorary Company Secretary
Rob Moodie, Non-Executive Director, Rodgers Reidy Chartered Accountants