LISA BROOKE

Has worked in various industries throughout her diverse career encompassing roles within the food, pet and real estate industry. Starting her early working career in hospitality she quickly moved into more senior roles over her 10yrs in the Food and Beverage industry. Her natural affinity with leadership and organisational skills was apparent in her ability to develop and lead successful teams.

She was a key team member of the establishment, growth and development of a franchise business in the pet industry. Starting as a local franchise in Canberra (ACT) for five yrs and then acquiring the rights for expansion into the USA.  During her eight years in America, Lisa was an integral part of growing the franchise system to 220 franchise operations in 40 states. Her role encompassed all facets of growing a grass roots organisation including  franchise owner training, PR and marketing, sales, strategy, quality control and most importantly satisfaction of franchisees.

Most recently Lisa has worked locally in the real estate sector for three years in a sales capacity. She was able to establish herself in her local area as a trusted, honest agent in a tough competitive industry as well as becoming familiar with the transport, demographic and socio-economics of the region.

She has worked in a voluntary capacity for many years in community based initiatives. This includes: running a community kitchen; co-ordinating and project managing several large catering jobs; and operating as the local representative for an awareness raising movement to end slavery of women, children and men.  

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HELEN DWYER

Has had an extensive career in the corporate and community services sectors.  She has worked with people experiencing extreme marginalisation because of:  domestic and family violence; homelessness; substance abuse; sex work; sexual orientation and mental health issues.  In her current role as a Child and Family Case Manager she is supporting women who would benefit greatly from The EVE Project.  

Her business experience includes:  various management roles (including management of a charitable foundation); events management; fundraising and case management.  She possesses strong skills in relationship management, emotional and cultural awareness, communications, strategic planning, report and grant writing and public speaking. 

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