Carolyn provides overall leadership for Money Mob Talkabout and oversees the day to day operations of the organisation. She plays a vital role in connecting the board to the day to day realities of service delivery in remote communities.
Regional Coordinator for Empowered Communities – NPY Women’s Council
Managing Director of Matrix On Board Training, Nerida brings over 20 years of board membership experience along with skills in the training and delivery of financial literacy education, governance, strategic planning, disability services and community development.
Karen is the Chief Executive Officer of Drummond Street Services and National Chief Executive of Stepfamilies Australia. She brings 26 years’ experience in developing, managing and delivering a range of evidence-based programs and services, spanning the public health spectrum, to families across a range of sectors. This includes health (primary and mental health) and welfare, tertiary education, employment, and justice sectors. This work includes government (Senior Policy), National Centres of Excellence (Beyondblue and Centre for Adolescent Health) and community based organisations. Her key areas of expertise and interest are contributing to family focused public policy research and advice; contributing to research and evaluation in early intervention; and representing the contribution of small NGOs.
Neil’s entire working life has been spent dealing with money and finances. Having had a diverse range of roles over 35 years with 3 Banks and a Friendly society Neil moved to roles working with aboriginal communities. Much of this time was spent in the area of financial literacy, predominately in developing programs and in day to day mentoring.
Neil has observed that a low understanding about how to work effectively with money is common amongst all levels of our society. Having an inadequate grasp of financial know-how creates fear and anxiety, limits options, facilitates exclusion, breaks up families and erodes hope. Building financial literacy is not just about understanding financial terms and starting savings plans or applying for a loan. It is also about feeling worthwhile, being heard, having a desire for change and being willing to spend time to learn. Helping people to access the lives they want is what drives Neil’s interest in financial literacy.