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.
For general inquiries and questions we suggest you visit our Contact Us page and follow the prompts there. Or ring 02 9569 7633 and ask to speak to one of the team listed here.
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 in aid and development in women’s rights, human rights and environmental justice, Rosanna has worked across 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.
Mina Bui Jones
After joining Addi Road in 2016, Mina works as the Programs Manager, managing the Living Museum, Community.a.Fair and Public School Arts programs, heritage tours, school excursions and documenting the history of Addi Road. Mina is inspired to work with the community for social justice, opportunity, and creativity. In her spare time, Mina enjoys exploring Sydney on foot and by bicycle, and inventing recipes for whatever wonderful and unusual veggies she finds in the Food Pantry each week.
Food Pantry Manager
With over 20 years experience in food service management across a variety of industries, Damien originally joined Addi Road as a volunteer. He now manages both the Food Pantry in Marrickville and Camperdown, in addition to the Emergency Response hub. When he’s not at work, Damien enjoys cooking and playing with his Labrador, Molly.
Administration and Venues Manager
As the office manager, Gurwinder has a variety of roles, from coordinating volunteers, organising daily office and admin tasks, helping with the ground crew, and facilitating Work for Dole and venue hire. With a Masters in Political Science and Criminology, she has helped every day at Addi Road run smoothly since joining in 2015. When she’s not in the office, Gurwinder can be found in the gym working on her muscles.
Having joined Addi Road in 2017 as a Living Museum volunteer, Susan now works as the Administrative Assistant, running the volunteer recruitment drive and centralizing all files to a Cloud based system. With a background in the private sector working in admin and executive search, she finds her role at Addi Road rewarding, as she can see the results of work impacting the community. In her spare time, Susan has a passion for wildlife travel and gardening.
In her role as Partnerships Manager, Jo-Anne manages the Food Justice Program, in addition to grants, tenancies and partnership programs. Before joining Addi Road in May 2018, Jo-Anne has over 15 years experience in local and state governments, and private sector experience in social impact assessment. When she’s not at work, Jo-Anne enjoys spending her time hanging out with her children and friends, and travelling.
As the Marketing Manager since 2018, Mark oversees the Addi Road website, assists with video production, design, photography and manages marketing campaigns to increase donations and alliance partnerships. Having been an Inner West resident and a member of the centre for many years, he believes Addi Road is a diverse and interesting community that has provided a wealth of experiences. When he’s not at work, Mark spends his time with his two children, who he learns from everyday.
Media and Communications Manager
Mark believes his work as the Media and Communications Manager 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 social media accounts. Since 2019, he has drawn attention to Addi’s Roads various social justice, arts and culture, environmental and community programs, complimented 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.
Operations and Finance Manager
As the Operations & Finance Manager, Mike manages the overall financial and operational activities of Addi Road, implementing cost recovery initiatives, P&L accountability, capital works project management and infrastructure maintenance. Before joining Addi Road in 2012, Mike had experience in building and non-for-profit sectors, with diplomas in Digital Media and Accounting. In his spare time, you can find Mike with family and friends surfing at the beach.
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 previously owned and managed a successful local business in the Inner West. Matthew joined the ARCO Board in April 2018 and believes ARCO is uniquely positioned to make a contribution to environmental sustainability and the local community in a practical and meaningful manner.
Bachelor of Science Architecture (USyd); Masters Commerce (UNSW); Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
Sean has a background in the government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He is currently CEO of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA), working to provide high-level strategic direction and leadership to deliver financial assistance schemes to primary producers in New South Wales. Sean has previously worked as Chief of Staff to a NSW Cabinet Minister and Public Affairs Manager for Surf Life Saving Australia. Sean joined the ARCO board in February 2020.
Kween G Kibone
Certificate Business Administration (TAFE); Certificate II Music Industry (TAFE); TV & Radio Presenter (NIDA)
Kween has a rich creative background as an MC, hip hop artist and community advocate. She has worked as a cross-cultural facilitator for events such as the Sydney Festival, Africultures Festival, Ethics Centre debate – IQ2, Marrickville Festival and Women’s Scream International Poetry Festival. Kween has developed and delivered music-making workshops across the Northern Territory and New South Wales. She currently sits on the advisory panel of the Australian Women in Music Awards and joined the ARCO board in March 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, a longstanding tenant at Addison Road Community Centre. Max has been a passionate contributor to the life and development of Addi Road, having joined the Board in 2016.
Bachelor of Medicine (UNSW); Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (UNSW); Masters Global Health (USyd)
Juliana has a background as a medical practitioner, working as a medical registrar, and ward CMO in New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania. She has facilitated presentations on a variety of community issues, discussing the alienation of Australian Muslim women and the impact of drugs and alcohol and sexual health. Juliana has also performed in a variety of teaching and research positions. She joined the ARCO Board in July 2020.
Bachelor of Science (UWSyd); Dip Retail Management (NSWIT)
Marion has over 30 years’ experience in starting, building, growing and improving business performance. She has a focus on innovation and 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 the ARCO board in 2017.
Bachelor of Arts (USyd); Dip Education (Usyd); Masters Education (UWSyd)
Dina has a background working in social justice, educational and aid programs in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. She has worked to improve educational standards for corrective institutions with the NSW Department of Corrective Services and Solomon Island Prison Service, in addition to co-authoring ‘Literacy in Correctional Institutions’ and ‘Literacy in Transition’. Dina currently works as the IGNITE Global Manager for Settlement Services International and developed their Small Business Start-up program. Dina joined the ARCO Board in February 2020.
Below you’ll find a list of our ongoing staff. For general inquiries and questions we suggest you visit our Contact Us page and follow the prompts there.
Of course there are so many more individuals that make what we do here at Addi Road possible, from volunteers and students all the way to contractors and short term staff it’s a real team effort to make our mission for social justice, environmental sustainability and arts & culture a reality.
At A Glance
||Chief Executive Officer|
|Mike Hayes||Operations & Finance|
|Gurwinder Kaur||Administration & Venue Hire|
|Mina Bui Jones||Programs & Living Museum|
|Damien Moore||Food Pantry|