Our Board are passionate about fostering healthy, connected communities.
Their experience spans community based services, finance, law and business consultancy
Jane Hadjion, President
Jane joined CC board in January 2018. Jane brings expertise in business development, systems thinking and design thinking. Jane is particularly inspired by the benefits of community gardens as a tool to build well being and as a spring board for economic participation. She is currently self employed and supports business leaders who seek to align their business purpose and strategy.
Jazmin Poyser, Vice President, Chair of Governance
Jazmin (joined October 2022) is an investment manager working with Indigenous organisations across the country. She brings to Cultivating Community her experiences from various investment boards, coupled with 9 years in the property sector in valuations and financing. She balances social outcomes with financial growth.
Jazmin wants to see urban agriculture and regenerative farming flourish, circular economy embraced, and the power that food has on health & wellbeing, empowerment and sense of belonging harnessed.
She is a Startmate Women Fellow and is studying a Master of Applied Finance at Macquarie University. On the weekends you’ll find her tending to her balcony garden or baking with sourdough.
Haley Graydon, Secretary
Haley joined the board in October 2022. Haley is a senior solicitor with over 5 years of specialised experience in complex, multi-party construction and finance disputes in Victoria and Western Australia. Completing a double major in Law and Environmental Science at The University of Western Australia, Haley brings her expertise and passion to expand the harmonization of urban development and sustainable agriculture. Travelling extensively, Haley appreciates the cultural significance of food and the positive contributions it can make to mental health, community spirit and intergenerational learning. Haley enjoys getting her hands dirty (in the gardens!) and assisting to grow cultivating community's vision of inspiring a healthy and just world.
Pirathap Naguleswaran, Treasurer
Pirathap joined the board in October 2022. Pirathap currently serves as CFO for Sourci, prior to Souri he held many positions for companies from various industries in Australia and internationally. He brings over 12 years of experience in finance management, treasury management, risk management, governance, and leadership experience to CC's Board. Pirathap is a CFA charter holder, a member of CPA (Australia), and holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Computer science. Pirathap is passionate about serving communities, eliminating poverty, and protecting the planet.
Diana Baker, General Member
Diana served for several years with the United Nations in countries emerging from conflict, working alongside political and community leaders to rebuild institutions and social cohesion. Diana currently provides advisory services to international and national clients seeking to review, evaluate or design programs and organisational systems that bring about social change in communities. She loves to support programs and organisations that have an integrated social, economic and environmental purpose.
Maggie McKeand, General Member
Maggie (joined July 2021) is a community engagement specialist and has over 10 years experience in the public, private, and NGO sectors as well as a Masters of Environment. She is passionate about sustainable development and purpose-led business models that enable us to reduce our carbon footprint and enhance community wellbeing.