Our Board and CEO

Meet Our CEO Jenny Davidson

Jenny is a values-based leader with 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector. Jenny has held diverse management roles in women’s, youth and health organisations in Australia, with a focus on women’s rights. Jenny holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is passionate about growing equality and creating opportunities for others to flourish. She is a single mother with sole care of her son.

Our Board

Hannah George, Chair

Hannah has two decades’ experience leading successful non-profit programs both domestically and internationally, with a focus on gender equity and women’s rights.

She took up the role of Executive Officer at Mary Ward International Australia in 2020 after over 10 years of leadership roles in campaign advocacy and donor management at Amnesty International Australia.

Now with an adult daughter, she has sat on the CSMC Board as an ordinary member for two years and as Chair for two.

Virginia Wills, Deputy Chair

Virginia is mum of a lovely six year old. She juggles this with her other passions as a unionist, lawyer, and advocate for single mothers.

Rowena Douglas, Treasurer
Emer Diviney, Ordinary Board Member

Emer has nine years’ experience working in fundraising and development roles and over 25 years’ involvement in the not-for-profit sector as a program manager, researcher, policy advisor, campaign and event manager.

Using a ‘strategy first’ approach, Emer has supported organisations across education, the arts, health and human rights to attract committed, long-term investors and supporters.

Emer has a BA Community Development and applies human rights, inclusion, and justice frameworks to her fundraising strategies. She believes that mobilising individuals and their networks in the pursuit of an organisation’s core mission and values is at the core of her work.

Desley Mather, Ordinary Board Member

Desley is a consultant and communications specialist with an independent statutory authority. She has over 30 years experience in campaign leadership roles for human rights, environmental protection and sustainability NGOs, and Victorian and local governments.

With a strong commitment to gender equality, Desley is driven by work that results in single mother families being valued, and by the removal of barriers to women and their children living their lives with opportunity and dignity.

Desley’s joy is her amazing 13 year-old boy.

Liana Brasacchio, Ordinary Board Member

Liana works as an allied health professional, supporting families and children to improve their wellbeing and mental health. She has decades of experience as an IT consultant in private and public sectors and has volunteered on many non-profit committees. Liana has two great kids.

Sian Kilgour, Ordinary Board Member

Sian has 14 years of professional communications experience, spanning across the non-profit, academic, and corporate sectors. Sian has always been a strong advocate for women, a passion which was further developed while completing Monash University’s Master of International Development Practice majoring in Gender and Development, research with the International Women’s Development Agency, and through volunteering with various women’s rights organisations in Indonesia. Although her heart sits within the non-profit sector, Sian currently holds a corporate communications role to balance work and being a mum to a sweet two-year-old.

Rowena Douglas, Treasurer
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