KAREN SELL

Chairperson

Karen is one of the founding partners of The Learning Community, a learning & development consultancy working in the vocational education and training sector. The Learning Community helps RTOs maintain compliance and design training and development programs & organisational processes which facilitate individuals and teams to reach their potential. Karen also works as a Training Pastor at Soul Revival Church to develop and coordinate an in-house training and development program for leaders and church planters. 

Karen served on the board of Hope Street, a Baptist inner city mission organisation, from June 2013 until 11 March 2015 and is currently the Chair of The EVE Project.

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DARREN ORCHARD

Secretary

Darren lives in Canberra with his beautiful wife and has two lovely daughters. He has owned his own businesses for over 15 years and has had a range of management experience in the manufacturing, commercial building and retail sectors. Darren has been on the board of four not for profits, serving on two currently. He has a passion for photography, cars, travel, great food and amazing wine experiences (preferably all together). He believes that holistic social justice issues are at the core of who we are and what we believe.

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JOANNE JEFFERIES

Treasurer

Joanne brings to The EVE Project over 25 years of experience in accounting, tax and finance. Joanne started her career in Chartered and has worked in the Superannuation Industry and Human Resources industry. 

Joanne has held numerous volunteer positions within the local community.  She is a mother of three girls and is passionate about ensuring all women are valued.

Joanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce (UNSW) and is a Chartered Accountant (CA).

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ANDREW WADE

Andrew is a father of three (two daughters), and relishes the opportunity to contribute to a project that empowers women. He currently works in finance, but has a keen interest in non-profits and fundraising. He has served on a charitable foundation committee, and has held formal and informal roles in other strategic fundraising capacities. In his spare time, you'll find Andrew either mountain biking or being a casual DJ at a party near you. 

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FIONA KIRKMAN

Fiona Kirkman is a lawyer and mediator who facilitates separated families to resolve parenting and financial issues without court. Fiona is the principal of Kirkman Family Law and is also a Co-CEO & Founder of a legal technology company Think Law Group. Fiona has training in social science and family violence and is a Mental Health First Aider. She has worked with many families where there are domestic violence issues. Fiona’s legal, mediation and social science background enables her to bring to the EVE Project a thorough understanding of the issues facing women who have experienced violence. 

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GILLIAN DAVIS

Gill has been part of the Christian surfers movement since its inception: helping develop a local, national and international organisation committed to reaching surfers with God’s transformative love and purpose. She continues to serve on the international board. Gill has been a religious educator and consultant in the public and independent school sectors, and is currently working with Anglicare in developing and delivering educational programs within communities that reflect sound educational principles, theological integration and community engagement around issues of marriage, parenting, domestic and family violence, mental health and healthy community. 

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