Our Board

All board members voluntarily give of their time and expertise

Norma Jeffery



Appointed as a Director and Vice Chairman in 2011 and Chair in 2017. Ms Jeffery has had substantial experience in the education field, beginning her career in secondary schools and working through to CEO of the Curriculum Council of Western Australia and a senior executive position in the Education Department. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University where she conducts research into equity and social inclusion in the education of students from low socio economic environments. Ms Jeffery has a range of not-for-profit experience including in the public sector, and sits on the Board of several community based associations.

Joseph Hoe

Company Secretary

JP, CFP®, CTA, FCPA, MTax, FAIM, SF Fin, SSA SMSF Specialist Advisor™

Appointed as a Director in 2016. Mr Hoe has significant experience in the financial planning industry since 1998 and is currently the Senior Financial Planner of Wealthwise. Money Management has named Joseph Hoe, the national Financial Planner of the Year 2016, which recognises excellence in the financial planning profession and in our communities. In addition, he participates actively on boards of several non-profit organisations and provides consultation and aid to a variety of charities.

He is a Senior Fellow member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), Fellow members of CPA (Australia) and Australia Institute of Management. He is also a SMSF Specialist from the SMSF Association and is a Certified Financial Planner ® practitioner.

Dr Anne Mathews

Non Executive Director


Appointed as a Director in 2012. Dr Mathews was appointed as Non-Executive Director in 2012. Anne has a PhD degree from the Australian National University and extensive teaching and research experience having worked at The Australian National University, CSIRO and The University of Western Australia. Following this, she has worked in State Government agencies in the areas of training, science and innovation, Indigenous issues, disability and environment and has held senior management and executive roles. Anne is a Fellow of Leadership WA and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Anne serves as Non-Executive Director on several not-for-profit Boards.

Ian Hasleby

Non Executive Director


Appointed as a Director in 2013. Mr Hasleby acquired wide-ranging journalism, broadcasting and media skills at the ABC and in commercial radio; Media Adviser to Government Ministers and in the Office of Road Safety, Office of Energy and NT and WA Police. In the private sector; marketing experience with an investment group, in small business; motel proprietor, cafe owner and Manager PR and Communications Company. Local government Councilor for 10-years including Chairman CEO Evaluation Committee and Deputy Chairman Perth Airports’ Municipalities Group. Bachelor of Arts at UWA and Member Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Elena Mogilevski

Non Executive Director

BA (Hons)

Appointed as a Director in 2015. Elena’s current role is CEO of St. Kilda Community Housing. Her previous role was Program Manager for Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation which she joined in 2005. She manages an extensive portfolio of funding programs that includes Education, Sustainability and the Environment, Myer Innovation Fellowships and Social Finance. Prior to this appointment Elena worked at the Monash University, Department of Political and Social Inquiry, researching Asian politics post September 11, democracy and Islam. She also held a number of research positions with community based organisations. In 2010–11 Elena undertook a six month secondment at the Brotherhood of St Laurence where she worked in the finance strategy department.

David Barwise

Non Executive Director


David Barwise has over 20 years legal, regulatory and compliance experience within the legal industry in Australia, Europe and Asia.  He was a partner in a leading global law firm for 15 years, a member of its European management board, held a variety of product, client and regional management positions and acted as the relationship partner for a number of financial institutions.  He is a director of Gyrostat Capital Management, Gyrostat Capital Management Advisers and Gyrostat Downside Protection Australian Equities Advisers. He has worked in Australia, London and Singapore.  he holds a variety of post graduate qualifications in law, business, accounting, finance, corporate governance and risk management.

Ben Peacock

Non Executive Director

Ben was appointed to the EdConnect Australia Board in November 2018.

Ben is founder of Republic of Everyone, a company that pioneers innovative ways to make social and environmental causes more commercially compelling.  He is co-founder of the Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s number one community day and Grow it Local, a grassroots movement to encourage more people to grow food in their own backyards.

He believes strongly in both the experience of age and energy of youth and is especially enamored by the possibilities when the two are brought together.

Ben is also Director of the Future Business Council and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute.

Mandy Burns

Non Executive Director

Mandy Burns is Director of Stakeholder Development for the innovative social networking platform Be Collective. Trained as a psychologist, she worked in the private sector before befittingly starting at a children’s charity as a volunteer and ending up the CEO. Mandy joined the team to take Be Collective from start-up to global movement

Mandy is a keen advocate for social justice, mobilising community and supporting children and young people to realise their potential. She wants to activate a social revolution of sorts, making volunteering and contributing to our community part of our DNA. Her dream is that all children learn the simple joy of giving back.