Harriet’s leadership and advocacy experience spans across public health, the NGO sectors in Australia and South East Asia, local government and philanthropy. Throughout her career, Harriet has had the privilege of learning from young people's resilience, creativity and desire to contribute to their communities. Harriet believes that L2R harnesses these strengths in young people. Harriet is currently the Executive Officer of the Mannifera funding collective.
With over 20 years' experience within the arts industry across Australia, Craig has worked across multiple art forms including cultural development, large-scale event management, festival direction, public art implementation, strategy and policy development, music, youth arts and venue management. With a strong commitment to social justice and community health, Craig strives to ensure that art is a mechanism for building better communities. Craig is currently the Director of Transformation and Experience at Geelong Arts Centre.
Jackie is a social worker with extensive experience in direct practice, policy and service development roles in the education, justice and welfare systems. Currently working as the Manager, Child Protection Projects at Victoria Legal Aid, she is passionate about ensuring children and young people have the opportunities and resources they need to thrive. Jackie has had a love for dance since childhood and is thrilled to be part of L2R’s work championing dance as both
a means of artistic expression
and social connection.
For Angela, dance is neutral territory. The work that L2R does to bridge communities in the West absolutely resonates with Angela’s passion. Currently a Director at Ernst & Young, Angela is a mother of three, has a Post Graduate Diploma from VCA, and is a Chartered Accountant, so joining the L2R team is a natural fit.
Christian believes in the power brands have to bring people closer together. And as Managing Partner of Cyclone Creative Agency, he has worked with a diverse range of businesses and brands, to create meaningful connections and experiences that enrich the lives of those in their community. Being a bi-lingual, first generation Australian that was born and raised in Melbourne’s Western suburbs, Christian is passionate about bringing L2R’s mission to life through its brand and marketing communications.
Carol has always had an underlying passion for dance, and spent 5 years on the board of KAGE Dance Theatre. Having started her career as an Engineer in the US and completing an MBA at Wharton, Carol is currently Asia Pacific HR Director for the Boston Consulting Group. Carol is inspired by L2R’s vision and the magical possibilities of using dance as a platform for connecting and engaging with young people
Mike is passionate about developing strategic, stakeholder engagement and evaluative capability at not for profit organisations. He is Head of Strategy at TaskForce, a fast-growing and innovative not for profit in South East Melbourne and is a Non-Executive Director at SIMNA Ltd, Australia's peak social impact measurement network. He is a terrible dancer, but decent podcaster- using his weekly podcast Humans of Purpose to bring social purpose organisations and their leaders to life. Mike is inspired by how L2R Dance is changing youth lives through its fresh, direct and engaging approach. Mike brings his strategic nous, networks and impact measurement ability to complement the team at L2R Dance.
Sarah is a lawyer specialising in entertainment, IP and commercial law. She works as Senior Legal Counsel at Tennis Australia and has a background providing legal services to the creative industries, including clients in film, television, music and design. Originally from Adelaide, Sarah also has a degree in media and worked in research and communications in South Australia’s youth homeless, drug and alcohol and mental health services. Sarah trained as a dancer and is incredibly passionate about the arts. She loves being a part
of L2R and helping the organisation
to give young people the opportunity
to thrive through the power of
art and community.