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. In 2014 Steve moved out of the corporate world where he worked as a senior partner with a top law firm to work as a leader in the for-purpose sector.
Before becoming CEO in March 2021, Steve held leadership roles in several NPOs supporting young people and their families – including as Head of Australian Operations at Save the Children; as CEO of Doxa Youth Foundation which supports young people aged 8 to 24 years to overcome disadvantage; inaugural CEO of Thrive by Five, the early childhood arm of Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation; and held his first role in the sector as COO of national charity Whitelion working with youth at risk and in the youth justice system.
Steve loves making a difference and building high performance teams that deliver exceptional results. He is the author of “From Profit to Purpose”, a how-to guide on switching sectors.
Director 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.
Director of Finance
Kevin has extensive experience in finance management in NPOs, having previously worked as Finance Manager at Multiple Sclerosis and at South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network where he successfully managed the rapid growth of the business.
Director of People and Culture
Suzzanna has more than 30 years in Human Resources management, with prior experience in the retail, fast food, training, labour hire, property maintenance services and health sectors.
While much of Suzzanna’s experience is in generalist human resources positions, she has also enhanced her skills in specialist roles in Learning and Development, RTO Operations, HR Administration, Remuneration and Recruitment.
Director of Fundraising and Communication
Emma joined SecondBite in July 2022, having held leadership roles within the NPO, government and corporate arenas, heading up fundraising, communications and stakeholder engagement in the conservation, social services, and animal welfare sectors.
Emma is passionate about having a positive impact on the people and animals of the world who need it most and has coupled her professional career with a strong volunteer history, including roles as a wildlife rescuer and Non-Executive Board Director at Animal Aid and The Thin Green Line.
Director of Government Relations and Strategy
Solly brings considerable experience as a skilled management and strategy consultant and nearly a decade working in the highest levels of politics and government.
Before joining the team, reflecting his passion for making meaningful impact, Solly worked as a strategy and management consultant with a particular focus on not-for-profits, charities and governments.
Solly has also served in an Executive Management role in the TAFE sector and as a consultant assisting clients with government and stakeholder relations. His near decade in politics included as Chief of Staff and Adviser to State and Federal Ministers, and as a Media Advisor to a State Premier.
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
Andrew found his dream job at Secondbite in July 2022 as an Agency Coordinator and has now transitioned to the position of the NSW State Operations Manager. Andrew has an extensive background in Business and Commercial with majority of his career in the Finance and the Franchise industry.
Along with his wife, Andrew has been a foster carer for over 25 years and when not at work, enjoys mastering his swing on the golf course.