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Our Partners

Brian Herd

Brian Herd


Finding someone that understands the motivation and needs of not-for-profit and community-based organisations can be very difficult. Fortunately, with our legal partner, Brian Herd of CRH Law, Community Business Australia can refer specialist legal support from a proven professional.

With the experience and passion to make sure your organisation gets the best advice on legal compliance, workplace relations, and commercial and property law, Brian is recognised as one of the best in his field.

Joanne O’Brien


Joanne O’Brien is a senior partner of CRH Law and has extensive legal experience across the not-for-profit sector, having acted for a range of organisations including charities, community businesses, churches, peak bodies and associations.

A seasoned presenter, Joanne’s experience focuses on establishing and restructuring legal entities for not-for-profit and charitable organisations.

She advises boards and senior management teams on a diverse range of issues including:

  • Reviewing and improving Constitutions
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Converting from one legal structure to another
  • Partnerships and consortium arrangements
  • Mergers, amalgamations and acquisitions
  • Funding contracts
  • Tax endorsements
  • Legal compliance and risk management
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Alicia Eugene

Business Development Consultant

Alicia has over 15 years experience in the design, management and delivery of human services in both the public and not for profit sectors with extensive management expertise.  You will find her professional, capable, responsive and solutions-focused with a flair for thinking creatively and a commitment to helping your organisation stand out in the crowd.

Alicia’s expertise encompasses:

  • Grant and tender writing
  • Award preparation
  • Project management
  • Research and evaluation

Shane Fracchia

Finance Consultant

Shane has over 25 years experience in strategic leadership and corporate finance across a broad range of sectors including health and aged care – in both corporate and not for profit environments.  He uses his experience and strategic skills to advise executives, boards and business leaders in the areas of governance, strategy, performance/growth, strategic design, financial analysis, values-based leadership, M&A, risk/assurance and strategic master planning.

Shane’s areas of expertise include:

  • Scenario planning
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Cash flow analysis and projections 
  • Budgeting and forecasting 
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Derek Tan

Brand and Marketing Consultant

Respected advertising and marketing professional, Derek Tan brings over 25 years of effective communications expertise to the table.

Over this time, the award-winning Brand Consultant and his creative team at Generator has developed countless solutions for a diverse range of clients across many industries – including NFPs and community services.

From brand identities to advertising campaigns and marketing collateral, to website development, online marketing and more, Derek  has the skill, know-how and network to deliver outstanding results at exceptional value for money.

Jeremy Wurm

Executive Recruitment Consultant

Jeremy is a committed recruitment professional, with a scientific grounding and exposure to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, both as a participant and as a provider of consulting services.  He has personally recruited more than 250 CEOs, as well as a number of Board Members for organisations throughout Australasia in the health, human services, member association, research, academic and non-profit sectors.

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Ingrid Kemp

Ingrid Kemp

HR Consultant

Ingrid has specialised in human resources for the past 13 years. Over this time, she has held senior positions at a number of training, legal services, adult education and community service organisations.

Specialising in recruitment, appraisal, performance management, training, and senior staff coaching, she works closely with board members and chief executives to deliver appropriate solutions and help organisations manage complex periods of change.

A thorough understanding of business practices, an emphasis on stakeholder engagement, and the know-how to develop policies and procedures in-line with organisational requirements mean Ingrid can provide quality solutions for clients across the board.