Steve is passionate about helping people facing adversity to improve their opportunities in life. That passion has led him to work with organisations which transform the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised people. Steve is a passionate social justice advocate, formerly in the corporate world after leaving law in early 2014.
In March 2021, Steve became the Interim Chief Executive Officer of SecondBite after holding leadership roles in several not-for-profits supporting young people and their families including the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of early childhood initiative, Thrive by Five.
Steve was previously the Head of Australian Operations at Save the Children, where he was part of an organisation-wide restructure and responsible for the turnover of $28 million and over 500 staff.
He was also the CEO of Doxa Youth Foundation which supports young people from 8-24 to overcome disadvantage, and held his first role in the sector as CEO of national charity Whitelion to work with youth at risk.
Steve loves making a difference – especially by building high performance teams that deliver exceptional results which he intends to do at SecondBite.
General Manager of Operations
Over the course of a 20 plus year career in Procurement, Supply Chain and International Business, Lucy has a proven ability to identify and realise cost savings and efficiencies. Lucy has a keen focus on leading and optimising complex supply chains in FMCG, agriculture and manufacturing in Australia and internationally.
Lucy began her career providing export and international business development advice to food, beverage, agricultural and FMCG companies. She has built a strong technical skillset in procurement, logistics, negotiation and international supply chain management. In this capacity, Lucy has had a transformative impact on a number of large agricultural and manufacturing businesses. Lucy is passionate about implementing change through strong working relationships to drive real improvement and development around COGS and customer service outcomes.
Human Resources Manager
After 20 years in human resources management, Suzzanna joined us in 2017 to provide operational advice and services to support the achievement of SecondBite’s strategic plan.
She has worked in senior human resources positions at Logically People, Geo Care Australia and Integrated Group. Suzzanna held 5 year careers at both Programmed and Red Rooster where she excelled in multiple operational positions to progress to HR Manager.
She has previously worked in project management at Correct Care Australasia, McAleese Group and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons where she coordinated the development and implementation of new projects. Suzzanna has worked in a wide range of leadership positions including Regional Training Manager of VIC and NSW at 5 Star Training.
Suzzanna holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Business from the Phillip Institute of Technology.
Head of Strategic Funding & Planning
John joined SecondBite in 2018 with more than 25 years’ experience in business management, analysis and development, with a focus on emergency services and private and public sector businesses.
Over the past several years, he has prepared business cases that were successful in securing hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for a range of critical public sector infrastructure, systems and equipment.
John ran his own business ‘In Writing’ from 2002–2018 to provide communications, marketing, business and management services. He enjoys coaching junior football and has been actively involved in local clubs at various levels for over a decade.
Kevin joined SecondBite with an extensive experience in finance management for non-for-profit organisations. He has previously worked as a Finance Manager at Multiple Sclerosis Limited where he oversaw multimillion dollar projects and at South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network where he successfully managed the rapid growth of the business.
Kevin worked at Aboriginal Housing Victoria for 5 years with a career highlight of managing a complex 15 year budget forecast for Housing Association application. The status was successfully granted after 10 years of not been awarded.
Kevin is a CPA and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and financial planning from Deakin University, and Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.
Head of Fundraising and Donor Relations (Acting)
Monica joined SecondBite in 2021 with more than 20 years’ experience in insights, fundraising, marketing and communications in industries including finance, manufacturing, health and international development.
She has held senior marketing and fundraising roles at World Vision Australia including Director of Insight & Design and Head of Marketing (Fundraising). Over the past few years Monica led global channels, insights and CX projects for World Vision International across markets in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Monica holds an MBA, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design).
Head of Marketing & Communications
Highly experienced in communications and marketing strategy, implementation and review, relationship management and key stakeholder engagement roles across B2B and B2C, Julie’s work experience spans health, NPO, education, industrial services and manufacturing sectors.
Julie has high level internal/external comms skills, collaborative and consultative stakeholder relationships, strong attention to detail and motivational team leadership. Julie is curious, creative and innovative in her approach to people and projects.
QLD State Operations Manager
Tegan provides leadership and strategic direction for the organisation in Queensland.
She has spearheaded projects including ‘The Charity Meal Project’ where SecondBite provided fresh produce weekly and distributed meals to those who have been affected by COVID. They provided 200 meals per week over five weeks to students from Central Queensland University’s in Brisbane.
Tegan said projects like this “provide more than just a meal – they provide support, hope and friendship to those doing it tough.”
“We identified a gap in assistance for international students attending university in Australia, as they are not eligible for government assistance and a large volume of these students have been unable to work during the COVID-19 crisis.” You can read the full article here.
WA State Operations Manager
Lyndon joined SecondBite in 2018 to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships required to grow Western Australian operations.
He has had a key part in the success of collaborations in WA including Northern Valleys Packers who kindly donate seconds produce to reduce food waste. You can read an article on the partnership here.
Lyndon also oversaw a project with St Stephen’s School to provide fresh vegetables and assist local families in need. He said of the event “SecondBite is the conduit between our loyal food donors and our wonderful charity partners. We play such an important role in ensuring we end waste and end hunger.” You can read the full article here.
Lyndon has been dedicated to the food waste cause and has previously worked at Food Rescue Ltd as Operations Manager.
VIC State Operations Manager
Nick joined SecondBite in the peak of COVID 2020 to lead our Victorian operations through major changes and rapid responses to the challenges of COVID.
He’s a seasoned people leader and change maker with nearly 20 years experience leading diverse teams. Three of these years were spent with a not-for-profit organisation working with communities in remote Northern Territory. Nick has also managed inventory and fleet movements in the hire equipment industry for two years.
Outside of work you’ll find Nick enjoying the great outdoors travelling and finding the best places to trek and camp.
NSW State Operations Manager
Narelle joined SecondBite in 2021 and brings with her a wealth of experience having worked in the FMCG and food industry for 30 years. She has worked in many areas including customer service, warehousing, inventory and purchasing in Beak & Johnston, Greens General Foods, Keystone Foods, Lion, and Procter & Gamble.
Narelle is a passionate and experienced people manager who enjoys working in supply chain and logistics and ensuring that things runs smoothly. She loves nature and lives on 10 acres in the Hawkesbury region where she nurtures her thriving garden and hangs out with her dogs.