Georgie has over seventeen years experience in the events, communications and volunteer management industry including major international events, the private sector, government and not-for-profit sector. After working with organisations including Sydney Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, Channel Nine, Granada Television, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Shell and Splash Consulting, Georgie made a conscious career decision to focus on working within the community sector and founded Fetching Events & Communications.
Georgie’s passion for the community sector has been realised through her work in communications, grant writing and volunteer management at not-for-profit organisations, as community events that she has managed. She has worked with organisations including Make-A-Wish Australia, The National Trust of Australia (VIC), Equestrian Victoria, Lighthouse Foundation, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Independence Australia, Heritage Victoria and Ardoch Youth Foundation.
Georgie is passionate about making a difference in the community and looks forward to bringing her expertise to the Better Hearing Australia (VIC) board.
James was appointed a Board Member in November 2015. He is an asset management systems and compliance manager. James’s main interest is in technology. He holds a degree in Internet Technology and prior to moving into the property and transport sector to manage assets, he held roles in web development and digital production.
James is an ideas person and enjoys thinking of creative ways to solve challenges, particularly if technology can be of benefit. As a member of the Better Hearing Australia (VIC) Board, he looks at how contemporary technology can be used both within the business to improve processes and to help reduce the impact of hearing related issues on individuals.
Melodie is a finance professional with expertise across a range of areas including property, rail, mining, project delivery and telecommunications. Her roles have included overseeing management reporting, systems, and strategic planning, along with responsibility for budgeting and forecasting. Strong business partnering skills and linking finance to operations through relationship management. Melodie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance and property, a Masters of Accounting and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
John is the treasurer at Better Hearing Australia (Vic). A retired Accountant with more than 40 years experience in the industry he is a great asset to the Board. John is passionate about good corporate governance and ensuring the financial stability of the organisation.
John was an Associate at the Lighthouse Foundation for ten years and served as a Board Member for five of those years. John has joined the Board as Treasurer due to his expertise in a range of areas but also to support the organisation as we grow to meet future challenges.
Victoria is an actress, makeup artist and sales motivational trainer and also a tinnitus sufferer. Victoria is passionate about changing the way tinnitus is viewed in the community. Using her strong communication skills and warm personality, Victoria will help draw attention to the plight of those who suffer tinnitus and spread the word on how Better Hearing Australia can help support and manage those who suffer this auditory impairment.
Victoria is the creator of My Ear Rings For Peace campaign launched in October 2015 to help those who suffer tinnitus. She has done this with the full support of, and in aid of Better Hearing Australia together with Australian Jewellery Designer Jan Logan.
Kaye worked as a clerk in the Australian Taxation Office for 30 years and has held a number of board positions. She first joined BHA Vic in 1964 and has been a member ever since. She is currently on the Committee Management of the Anne McDonald Centre and has been on the BHA board in varying positions over the last 15 years.
Kaye’s main role is to consider advocacy issues writing letters to the media on hearing loss issues and raising awareness about the needs of the hearing impaired. As a person with profound hearing loss herself, using two cochlear implants, Kaye is an important member of the board and provides much through her insights.
Peter spent 27 years as a field service representative within the energy sector and has since been enjoying his retirement. A hearing aid user for more than 50 years with a sever to profound hearing loss he has been a member of BHA for over 20 years and is always being willing assist those who have become hearing impaired in different circumstances.
Peter has been a key member of the board; helping to organise various events and has also twice won the Bib Trumble Perceptual Trophy for his dedicated volunteer work.