Addison Road Community Organisation is a small team that strives to do big things. As well as our office staff, listed here, there are interns, students, part-time staff, grounds crew and dozens of volunteers working with us every week to create positive change in our community.
Chief Executive Officer
Rosanna describes her role as CEO of Addi Road as being “the captain who has to try and steer the ship”.
With decades of work across aid and development in women’s rights, human rights and environmental justice, Rosanna has worked with a variety of large international, regional and multilateral agencies across the Global South. She believes this experience has taught her that ultimately it is the strength of communities that bring change.
Administration and Venues Manager
Gurwinder organises our office, our grounds crew and manages our venue hire. With a Masters in Political Science and Criminology, she has ensured every day runs smoothly since joining us in 2015.
When she’s not in the office, Gurwinder can be found in the gym working on her muscles.
Food Pantry Manager
Damien has over 20 years experience in food service management across multiple industries. Originally joining Addi Road as a volunteer, Damien now manages our Food Pantries in Marrickville and Camperdown and our Emergency Food Relief Hub.
When he’s not at work, Damien enjoys cooking and time with his Labrador, Molly.
Media and Communications Manager
Mark says his role at Addi Road has clarified his sense of social justice, through creating content to tell the story of Addi Road and the people who come here, communicating with people in the media, and co-managing our social media. Since 2019, he has drawn attention to Addi’s Roads various social justice, arts and culture, environmental and community programs, complemented by his extensive experience as a freelance journalist and editor for a variety of publications.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys reading books, writing poetry, and listening to music.
Having joined Addi Road as a Living Museum volunteer, Susan now managers our hundreds of volunteers.
Her background is in private sector admin and executive search. Susan finds her role st Addi Road—creating positive impact for the community—very rewarding.
In her spare time, Susan has a passion for wildlife travel and gardening.
Outreach & Mobile Pantry Coordinator
Dulce is an advocate and activist for refugees, who strongly believes in the power of community as an agent of change. As the Outreach Coordinator, Dulce works alongside grassroots agencies and community groups in the great Sydney area to provide emergency food relief through our Addi Road Mobile Food Pantry.
In 2018, Dulce was awarded the City of Sydney Humanitarian for her work with refugees.
Operations and Finance Manager
Mike manages cost recovery initiatives, P&L accountability, capital works project management and infrastructure maintenance. Before joining Addi Road in 2012, Mike gained diplomas in Digital Media and Accounting, and worked in the building and non-for-profit sectors.
In his spare time, you can find Mike with family and friends or surfing.
Board of Directors
Bachelor of Science Metallurgy (UNSW)
Grad Dip Operational Management (UTS)
Masters Business Administration (USyd)
Matthew has worked in both corporate and small-medium enterprise environments with a focus on business performance, process improvement and negotiations in the services sector. He also owned and managed a successful local business in the Inner West.
Matthew joined the Addi Road Board in 2018. He believes Addi Road is uniquely positioned to contribute to environmental sustainability and the local community in a practical and meaningful way.
Bachelor of Science (UWSyd)
Dip Retail Management (NSWIT)
Marion has over 30 years’ experience in starting, building, growing and improving business performance. She focuses on innovation, growth, and improving business strategy and execution in an operational and executive capacity. Marion has worked as a managing director and chief executive officer in leading agribusiness organisations across Australia, the United States and Asia.
Marion joined our Board in 2017.
Bachelor of Science Architecture (USyd)
Masters Commerce (UNSW)
Sean is currently CEO of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA), providing strategic direction and leadership to deliver financial assistance schemes to NSW primary producers. Sean’s background is in the government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He has previously worked as Chief of Staff to a NSW Cabinet Minister and Public Affairs Manager for Surf Life Saving Australia.
Sean joined our Board in 2020.
Bachelor of Mining Engineering (UNSW)
Max has over 50 years’ experience in executive roles in the legal and engineering sectors across New South Wales, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. These include his role as Chief Executive Officer at Law Consumers Association.
Max has been a passionate contributor to the life and development of Addi Road, having joined the Board in 2016.
Bachelor of Arts (USyd)
Dip of Education (USyd)
Masters of Education (UWSyd)
Dina has worked in social justice, educational and aid programs in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. She improved educational standards for corrective institutions at the NSW Department of Corrective Services and Solomon Island Prison Service. She co-authored ‘Literacy in Correctional Institutions’ and ‘Literacy in Transition’. Dina was the IGNITE Global Manager for Settlement Services International and developed their Small Business Start-up program.
Dina is currently the CEO of Ethnic Community Services Co-operative (ECSC) and joined our Board in 2020.
Kween G Kibone
Certificate Business Administration (TAFE)
Certificate II Music Industry (TAFE)
TV & Radio Presenter (NIDA)
Kween is an MC, hip hop artist and community advocate. She has been a cross-cultural facilitator for events such as the Sydney Festival, Africultures Festival, Ethics Centre IQ2 debate, Marrickville Festival and the Women’s Scream International Poetry Festival. Kween has developed and delivered music workshops across the Northern Territory and NSW.
Kween currently sits on the advisory panel of the Australian Women in Music Awards.
Kween joined our Board in 2020.
Bachelor of Science (UNSW)
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (UNSW)
Juliana is a medical practitioner, working as a medical registrar, and ward CMO in NSW, Queensland, the ACT and Tasmania. She has also performed in a variety of teaching and research positions.
Juliana has facilitated presentations on community issues, including the alienation of Australian Muslim women and the impact of drugs, alcohol and sexual health.
Juliana joined the Board in 2020.
Bachelor of Commerce and Law (MU)
Admitted as a lawyer in NSW in 2016
Tu is a community worker, advocate and organiser who has worked across both corporate and non-for-profit sectors. She currently works in the community legal sector assisting victim-survivors of domestic and family violence and coordinating capacity-building and community legal education programs.
Tu has experience working with youth, migrants and refugee communities and co-founded a youth-led organisation based in South-West Sydney. She is an advocate for greater diversity and justice in Australian society and politics.
Tu joined the Board in May 2022.