Meet the passionate team who power FareShare. 

With a ratio of around one staff member to 35 volunteers, FareShare runs small but effective teams in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Leadership team

Paul Conroy

Chief Executive Officer: heads our operations including our kitchens, logistics and kitchen gardens.

Marcus Godinho

Executive Director: raises funds and forges partnerships to help FareShare achieve our mission.

Lucy Farmer

Communications Director: manages our Community team responsible for communications, volunteer programs and community fundraising.

Kellie Watson

Director of Special Projects: responsible for the development and oversight of FareShare's major projects.

Brian Scammell

Finance and Corporate Services Manager: manages our finances, information technology, human resources and regulatory compliance.

Fiona Maxwell

Executive Director, Queensland: leads the development of FareShare's Brisbane kitchen and partnerships.

Operations and volunteering

Crickette Derjeu

Production Manager: leads our Melbourne kitchen team responsible for cooking thousands of nutritious meals every day.

James Fien

Production Manager: heads our Brisbane kitchen established in 2018 to provide nutritious, cooked meals for vulnerable Queenslanders.

Patrick Lanyon

Logistics Manager: oversees transport, logistics and warehousing in Victoria to rescue food and distribute free, nutritious meals to charities.


Isabel Menssink

Garden Program Manager: leads our kitchen garden teams and plans our vegetable crops and harvests across three sites in Melbourne.

Rosemary Kelly

Volunteer Programs Manager: leads our Melbourne volunteering program including corporate and school programs.

Madison Buik

Program Manager: manages volunteering in Brisbane including our corporate volunteering program.

Jason Mollenhauer

First Nations Officer: coordinates our meal program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from our Brisbane kitchen.

Our board is made up of committed, experienced members of the Australian community who kindly donate their time and experience to help FareShare feed as many people as possible.

Board

David Harris OAM

President: David is a director and part-owner of the TIC Group and is involved in a number of other private companies. A Certified Public Accountant, he has been a long-serving member of the FareShare Board. He joined FareShare when it was known as One Umbrella and production in the kitchen was just 1000 meals per week. During his tenure he has watched our staff and volunteers in awe as production has risen to more than 60,000 meals a week. In addition to his formal involvement, David has been a regular participant in the the annual Upstream Challenge, a sponsored walk, raising significant funds for FareShare. David was also a member of the Foodbank Victoria Board for 12 years, retiring in 2017.

Sandra Dudakov OAM

Vice president: Sandy Dudakov was a building project manager before joining One Umbrella, the forerunner to FareShare. In her time she has seen the charity grow from collecting food in private cars to now having nine refrigerated vans driving around Melbourne, and from having to cook in borrowed kitchens to operating Australia’s largest charity kitchens in two states. Sandy is especially pleased to have been around to see the Wrongs & Other Acts 2002 passed in Parliament which by offering legal protection encourages businesses to donate safe food to charities.

Kate Stewart

Kate is Founder of Every Bit Counts (EBCAdvisory) and head of experience design at AmazingCo. Kate's previous roles include founding and driving the strategic growth of leading event company, En Pointe Events, founding innovative catering co, Bright Young Things and advising long-term clients including Mirvac, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and the Australian Ballet. Kate is sought out for her practical savvy, futurist thinking and real world operational experience, as well as her commitment to business as a force for good. Kate also serves on the board of the Nappy Collective and on the University of Melbourne Business & Economics alumni council.

Ian Klug AM

Ian is Chairman of the Place Design Group, an international planning, design and environment consultancy with offices in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific. Based in Brisbane, Ian also currently serves as chairman of The Tax Practitioners Board and The Water and Carbon Group.

Margot de Groot AM

Margot founded de Groots wills & estate lawyers in Brisbane in 1986 and in Sydney (2007) and Melbourne (2013). Margot also founded the Queensland branch of the international Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and was a founding member of the Queensland Law Society Succession Law Committee. She has also served as Chairman of Law Australasia, a National Association of law firms and has been a Director and Chair of several other companies and foundations.

Rilka Warbanoff

Rilka is an entrepreneur, food writer and broadcaster with a long history of community service. She serves on the board of The Hospital Research Foundation and the Centre for Creative Health among other charity commitments. Author of Rilka’s Feasts, she is known among Melbourne and Adelaide radio listeners for regular segments on food and culinary culture.

Patron

Charles Goode

Our Patron: Mr Charles Goode is the Chairman of Australian United Investment Company Ltd, Diversified United Investment Ltd and Flagstaff Partners. He retired in February 2010 as Chairman of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group after serving as a director for four years and as Chairman for 15 years. He retired in July 2007 as Chairman of Woodside Petroleum Limited after serving as a director for 19 years and as Chairman for eight years. Mr Goode has a wide range of community interests which include serving as Chairman of The Ian Potter Foundation, one of Australia's largest philanthropic foundations. He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2001.