Our people

Meet our team

Our new values

Our new strategy means we as an organisation will be guided by new values.

We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls

We are inclusive and empowering

We strive for lasting impact

We are open and accountable

We work well together

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Our Board and executive team

Our board and executive team are made up of dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about  a just world for children.

Our board of directors is responsible for guiding our strategic direction, and is made up of the following members:
Gerry Hueston (Chair), Julie Hamblin (Deputy Chair), Jason Pellegrino, Sally Treeby, Amanda McKenzie, Brian Babington, Michael Corry, Philippa Quinn, Neil Thompson.

The board meets five times a year and run the following sub-committees:
Corporate Governance Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Program Advisory Committee, Marketing and Fundraising Committee

Our executive team is responsible for providing effective senior leadership to the organisation. It is made up of our Chief Executive Officer and the Directors of the five functional areas of Plan International Australia.

Meet our board and executive team.


Where we work

We celebrate the diversity, dedication and passion of our 101 strong workforce who operate from our Melbourne National Office, in the field with community, colleagues and partners in addition to our newly established team(s) in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, PNG and the Solomon Islands as a result of Plan’s expansion in the Pacific. 

Our focus on safety and wellbeing

The development of a new Safety and Security policy and procedure supports Plan’s priority to ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of our people, particularly when travelling and working internationally. The policy went through rigorous review and in-country testing before being launched to staff earlier in the year.

In further support of Plan’s dedication to gender equality and to provide a work environment that enables all employees to optimise their contribution, the new Flexible Working policy was launched and implemented, with over 40% of our people requesting a new flexible arrangement to support their work-life balance and wellbeing.  Plan is proud of this leading step and we aim for this policy to continue to support the recruitment, engagement and retention of great people who will continue to perform at their best.

Our new Total Rewards philosophy

Plan is committed to providing a work environment that attracts, promotes and recognises performance excellence in order to effectively advance the organisation’s vision and purpose. Reward, financial and non-financial, working conditions and environment are business-critical elements of effective recruitment, selection and retention of quality, talented and engaged staff. 

To this end, Plan has adopted a ‘Total Reward’ philosophy (or approach).  The mix of remuneration, benefits, reward, recognition and celebration make up the approach that can be offered to employees in a fair, transparent and consistent manner and in keeping with our commitment to gender equality, inclusion and to put children first.

Stage one remuneration review, has been undertaken in the last year, with stage two, the new policy, procedure and framework being launched and rolled out in the coming months.

The annual salaries of the Executive Team as at 30 June 2016 were as follows:


Plan International Australia’s office-based volunteers play a huge role in the everyday operations of our organisation. We greatly acknowledge and value all they bring to our organisation.


Our volunteers are a diverse group of people who bring a wide variety of life and professional experience to Plan International.

If you’d like to volunteer with us email your CV and areas of interest to info@plan.org.au.