Our People

At JobsBank we are passionate about working together, for better, to drive sustainable positive change across Victoria.

Our small and dedicated team is made up of professionals from a variety of sectors who want to work with you to develop solutions for your business.

CEO

Corinne Proske

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Corinne comes to JobsBank from Speckle Loans, where as the Founder and CEO she developed and leveraged digital technology to help vulnerable consumers access fair and affordable finance.

Previously, Corinne worked at Good Shepherd Microfinance where she incubated Speckle as well as several other financial inclusion programs; she also has 13 years’ experience with NAB in business banking and social responsibility, where she was responsible for NAB’s $130 million financial inclusion programs that focus on helping low income Australians access financial services. Corinne also led a team of commercial bankers specialising in impact investment and measurement.

Corinne is also a Director of The Difference Incubator, who help social enterprises become investment ready, and of the Melbourne Catholic Development Fund. She has a further 10 years’ experience in consultancy with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and has worked for the Federal Department of Family and Community Services.

She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2009, and a MoneySmart award award for her contribution to financial literacy in 2013.

Board

Dean Rioli

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Dean has over 14 years’ experience in recruitment, pre-employment training, pre and post placement mentoring, cultural competency training, and business development.

 

He has worked tirelessly to improve Indigenous employment outcomes, undertaking specialist advisory roles to develop Indigenous employment strategies, and is the founder of the Dean Rioli Aboriginal Employment Service (DRAES).

 

Dean’s most recent role as General Manager of GOAL Indigenous Services saw him develop supply chain and service solutions to a range of industries.

He is currently the Senior Men’s football coach for the Fitzroy Stars Football and Netball Club, where he continues to mentor and support the Indigenous community.

Sam Sondhi

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Sam is the CEO of Outlook (Vic), a social enterprise creating job opportunities for Victorians with disabilities.

Sam has extensive experience in domestic and international capital markets and has advised some of Australia’s largest corporations on a range of acquisitions, divestments and capital raising initiatives. He has ten years’ experience in Investment Banking working as a Vice President in the M&A and Capital Markets groups for Credit Suisse and Citigroup, as well as five years’ experience establishing and running his own investment company focused on the Australian retail and wholesale sectors.

More recently, Sam served as Chief Operating Officer of international development NGO, Business for Development, and as the Director of Strategy & Growth for Lentara UnitingCare.

Leigh Hardingham

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Leigh is the Managing Director and principal consultant at Hardingham Pty Ltd, a company established to provide reliable and valuable support to clients to maximise the economic, environmental, social and cultural outcomes in their projects and activities.

Leigh has a broad skill base and experience working on major resource and civil construction projects in Australia, and has most recently led John Holland’s Social Procurement and Inclusion team as General Manager, where she developed organisation-wide capacity to achieve social procurement and inclusion targets.

Her contribution to project management teams incudes the development and delivery of strategies in social procurement, inclusion and diversity, social impact, community relations, Indigenous participation, Australian industry participation, business development and maximising procurement from local businesses.

Wade Noonan

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Wade is an Associate Director at RMIT University, focusing on the development of the social economy in Victoria.

 

He is also Executive Director of the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance (WOMEDA).

Wade was formerly the Minister for Industry, Employment, Resources, Police and Corrections.

He is highly respected for his significant successful career across government, the not-for-profit and private sectors.

Simon Phemister

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Simon is the Secretary of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

He has formerly held senior roles in Federal and State government in economic policy, education, training and skills, and human services policy.

 

Simon played a key role
in establishing the Latrobe Valley Authority, delivery of the Major Transport Infrastructure.


Simon’s expertise covers development of program and industry and workforce strategy for human services.

Briar Stevens

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Briar Stevens has been working in the for purpose and philanthropic sectors for more than 15 years.

 

Briar grew up in Zimbabwe, and as a woman in a wheelchair since the age of 3, she has forged a career improving outcomes in the social space driven by a strong sense of social justice.

 

She is currently a Grant Program Manager at Equity Trustees, working with a team of philanthropic professionals to manage over 650 philanthropic trusts and executing the distribution of approximately $76M per year into the for-purpose sector.

Director, Business Engagement

Helen Williams

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With over 20 years’ diverse industry experience, Helen is a highly respected Executive Leader across the not-for-profit, sport, education and corporate sectors. Recently as Director of Partnerships at World Vision Australia, she led a team working locally, nationally and abroad to build collaborative partnerships and sustainable business practices to support outcomes for disadvantaged populations, and is adept at managing complexity, disruptive environments and diverse stakeholder groups.

Helen brings to JobsBank her expertise in driving a culture of innovation, strategic agility and high performance. As Managing Director of the consultancy Creative Footprints Group, she led strategy creation, implementation and strategic business engagement for a variety of organisations.

With her track record of balancing vision and practicality to ensure service excellence, and her passion for building a strong sense of community and partnership reciprocity, she is ideally placed to drive JobsBank to lead the development of sustainable solutions for those facing barriers to employment in Victoria. 

Contact

03 9070 9858

info@jobsbank.org.au 

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