With only a small team of staff, the Foundation relies on the skills and expertise of the Board of Directors, a high-calibre Advisory Board, and a dynamic General Manager to ensure the Foundation has a measurable impact and a sustainable future.
renee bowker - executive director
Renee is an experienced senior manager and strategic marketer with over 20 years in the telecommunications industry in Australia, Ireland and the USA. As founding CEO of Telco Together, Renee led the development of the Foundation’s strategic programs, including Text Giving, the Skills Exchange, and Small Change Big Change.
Renee transitioned to the Foundation Board as Executive Director in early 2018, with a specific focus on further developing industry-wide initiatives supporting disadvantaged communities within Australia.
Warren sainsbury - General manager
Warren is an experienced senior executive with 25 years experience in the data and communications industry, holding various roles over this time including General Manager of a large distributor. He is passionate about building high performing teams and helping people achieve their personal and professional goals.
Warren is keen to develop and deliver strategic growth initiatives to allow Telco Together Foundation, with the telco industry, to have a greater impact on social initiatives supporting Australians experiencing disadvantage.
Cam foley - operations manager
Having completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Environment) in 2003, Cameron continues to build on his passion for social empowerment.
Cameron spent three years working in South India for a Non-Government Organisation, implementing social mobilisation and livelihood projects, a by Quaker Service Australia/AUSAID, UBS Bank, UNESCO and Wetland International. On his return to Australia, Cameron co-founded an Environmental Consultancy Firm and project managed Environmental Projects for a number of Australia’s blue chip companies.
Carin lavery - program manager, industry impact hub
Carin is a specialist in creating and managing corporate social responsibility strategy and partnerships with over 20 years in corporate, consulting, not for profit and public sectors in Australia and the UK. She represented ANZ Bank on the London Benchmarking Group Steering Group, the Department of Education on the Merit Protection Board and received a Gold Sustainability Award for implementing a tourism sustainability strategy.
Carin is passionate about empowering people and organisations to utilise their strengths to address social problems. She believes that there are no bounds to what can be achieved when working together!
Michael goshnick - marketing & program manager (scbc)
With a videography background and a love for producing engaging content, Michael brings a world of experience targeting complex B2B and B2C markets. He’s led the growth of small to large businesses within the NFP, Healthcare, Environment & Sustainability, Health & Fitness, SaaS, FMCG, Utilities, Public, Retail and Entertainment sectors.
Michael’s passion for human psychology and motivation inspires an endless pursuit to discover new ways of connecting with his intended audience. He prides himself on the ability to communicate with all perspectives and can quickly understand the emotional triggers or pain points that drive an action.
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