Founded in 1999, Goodcompany was Australia’s first Skilled Volunteer portal. In 2007 Goodcompany merged with the Karma Currency Foundation. Today, Goodcompany is an exciting hybrid social enterprise that embraces both a non-profit Public Ancillary Fund (PAF) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status and ‘for purpose’ structures to create greater social outcomes.
OUR JOURNEY… SO FAR
ASH ROSSHANDLER – CEO & FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Ash is a dreamer and a doer. He dreams of a more generous and empathic world. And he does stuff about it. Since 2007 Ash and his team have been responsible for launching Australia’s first Charity Gift Voucher, Australia’s first Charity Gift Registry and after taking over GoodCompany, Australia’s first Unified Workplace Giving, Volunteering and Rewards Platform. Today GoodCompany works with IAG, Optus, Westpac, Flight Centre, ANZ, CSL, AECOM and many more Employers of Choice and empowers their staff to give their Time, Talent and Treasure to help support over 1500 charities. Using technology to help connect those that can give with those in need, Ash and his team have enabled 50,000 donors to give over $7.5 million in cash and 177,000 volunteering hours. Not content to stand still, this year GoodCompany has expanded in NZ and is always looking for more companies, charities and good people to get involved.
JO CANTWELL – CORPORATE PARTNER MANAGER
Having spent over a decade in corporate sales, marketing and management roles, Jo’s first encounter with GoodCompany was as a skilled volunteer. She loved it so much she decided to stay! Described as passionate and dedicated, with an eagle eyed focus on getting the details right, Jo loves providing solutions for corporate and charity partners alike. Jo volunteers, loves tennis and flexes her compassion muscles every day at work.
NAOMI BARSON – MARKETING MANAGER
Naomi has a diverse marketing and communications background, having run the Ferrari Press Conference for Shell, set up the Corporate Communications function at SEEK and managed the largest ever crowdfunding campaign at STREAT. She followed her heart to the social enterprise sector and sleeps soundly knowing that her energies and professional skills are having a positive impact in the world. Naomi has travelled to 30 countries, loves camping, crafting and chasing her sons.
HAYLEY GALLERY – CHARITY PARTNER MANAGER
Working in recruitment left Hayley a little disillusioned with the corporate world. It happens to the best of us! Before joining GoodCompany in 2014, Hayley volunteered for many years and forged close connections in the not-for-profit sector. Hayley now gets to help charities every single day, and could not be happier! When she’s not in the office you can catch Hayley DJing in the best clubs around the world or snuggling any animal she encounters, especially her pooch Wilson.
TIM BRIGHTWELL – NEW ZEALAND MANAGER
Tim is the first member of the GoodCompany team in New Zealand. He’s worked in marketing and product management in the higher education and start-up space, but was searching for a way to use his skills to help charities. Luckily for us, Ash found him and made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Originally from Waikato, Tim now calls Auckland home. He enjoys running, tennis and fanatically supports anything wearing the Silver Fern (or anyone playing the Aussies).
VIRAJ SIRIWARDANA – TECHNICAL LEAD
There was no need to convince Viraj about the virtues of working in the non-profit sector. Having worked at World Vision Australia before joining the team at GoodCompany, he was already a convert. Viraj loves helping people who are in need and, each day, devotes his high-tech IT skills to this challenge. When he’s not surrounded by screens and coding, Viraj loves to cook, camp and play beach rugby.
HANNAN MUMTAZ – SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
We consider ourselves very lucky to have snared Hannan straight from his Masters in Information Technology. He’s also thankful that he does not have to go to any more interviews. Hannan is a programming wizard and speaks fluently in a range of technology platforms and code. He loves any high tech gadgets although is happy to put them aside when he competes in table tennis.
We make giving easy, inspiring more people and companies to donate, volunteer and fundraise for charities that make their heart sing. We’d love to help you give back.
“The perfect platform to grow and reward employee giving“PATRICK CASTAURO, CSL