Advisory Groups

Good2Give receives guidance and advice from a brains trust of leading minds in technology, charity finance and fundraising, and research.

Advisors for giving

Good2Give ensures it operates with best practice on technology, financial management and research. We benefit from the collective guidance of two advisory groups that bring together industry leaders in technology, digital marketing, cyber security, privacy and data management, digital product management, user experience, academic and market research.


Technology Advisory Group

Daintree Peters

B.Sc., Board Director, TAG Chair

Daintree is Chief Executive Officer at Accelerate Compliance, with two decades of experience in technology and business transformation, consulting, and product delivery. With experience in multiple international markets, within both enterprise and entrepreneurial businesses, Daintree is currently active in bringing technology-based products to market, and is involved in all aspects from concept to development, sales and marketing, and on to operationalisation. Daintree is also active in mentoring programs for secondary and tertiary students, as well as mentoring individuals and emerging businesses.

Gavin Heaton

TAG Member

Gavin is the Founder of the Disruptor’s Handbook, one of Australia’s leading independent strategy and innovation companies. Gavin advises firms on strategy, marketing, product development and innovation. He is also a member of the Orbits program, the influencer network of  award winning analyst and advisory firm, Constellation Research. Gavin is the Chair of youth not-for-profit organisation, Vibewire, and is on the Good2Give Technology Advisory Group. He is a published author, startup mentor and public speaker.

Bill Marriott

TAG Member

Bill is the Senior Manager of Trust and Security at Atlassian. He has extensive experience in cyber security, IT risk and compliance, business continuity management, information security product management, governance and compliance management, regulations and developing and implementing information security and risk management programs in the technology, telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing industries.

Margaret Wright

TAG Member

Margaret’s career has combined a blend of information technology, finance and accounting, and complex project and change management in executive leadership and consultant roles, including experience at Macquarie Bank, KPMG and various other roles in the commercial and government sectors. She is a business strategist and futurist, and has overseen project governance of programs with a total value of more than $3 billion.

Bettina Manevski

TAG Member

Bettina is the former Head of Global Sales Programs & Operations at Atlassian, and prior to that spent 13 years at Apple AsiaPacific. She now advises founders and growing businesses on all things related to strategic growth and operational excellence, including their go to market, business scaling and tech strategies. Bettina also chairs the Young Change Agents board and is a founding member of the Social Impact Hub’s Professional Impact Network. Bettina is a passionate believer in the power of social enterprise and emerging forms of social capital to deliver solutions to many of the world’s most pressing problems.

Tony Ohlsson

TAG Member

Investment Committee

Hayden Waddell

BEc, Investment Committee Chair

Hayden is the Commercial Director at VivCourt Trading. VivCourt is a proprietary market making and systematic trading firm, running multi-asset trading strategies across global financial markets.  Prior to VivCourt, Hayden worked in banking covering Prime Brokerage and Risk Management in both Sydney and London. Hayden studied Economics and Finance at Sydney University and recently completed PLD at Harvard Business School, an accelerated alternative to an executive MBA.

Michael Graf

MBA, BSc, Board Director, TAG Member, Investment Committee member

Michael Graf brings the world of ICT, finance and investment, and philanthropy together. His career includes 24 years of senior executive experience with IBM and he is an advisor and board director for a number of start-up enterprises and not-for-profits. Michael is on the Board of the Technion Society of Australia, the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home, Point Duty Local Government Solutions and mPort.

Cynthia M. Nadai

Chair, BSc, MBA, Investment Committee member

Cynthia has an extensive background in management consultancy in the USA. In Australia, she has dedicated her skills to the not-for-profit sector at The Ethics Centre as Director of Operations and as a Consultant, as a participant in Restorative Forums (NSW Attorney General and Justice), and as a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s Ethics Committee. Cynthia is also a ShareGift Australia board director.

Peter Opie

Investment Committee member

Peter is a Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.  He is an experienced Investment and Wealth Management professional who works with current and past business owners and their families to protect and manage their personal investment capital. He also brings the global resources of Morgan Stanley to those clients with corporate transactional needs.

Research Committee

Alison Patchett

Alison Patchett is an experienced technology product manager, business analyst and market researcher with a strong background in fintech solutions. Her experience has been gained at Good2Give, MYOB and Telstra.

Bopha Roden

Bopha is Director at KBR Research Pty Ltd and a PhD Candidate at the Swinburne University of Technology.

Wendy Scaife

Wendy Scaife is regarded as one of Australia’s leading lights in academic research on giving, philanthropy, fundraising and the charity sector. She is the Associate Professor and Director at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at QUT and has led the Giving Australia research program.