Meet our team

Our team

Jane Edge, CEO of CBM Australia

Jane Edge

Chief Executive Officer
Board Member, ACFID
Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Passionate about social justice, Jane draws on over 20 years’ experience in high impact roles focused on supporting positive change and sustainable development. She possesses a unique blend of senior executive/CEO/Board and leadership development experience, combined with a depth and breadth of knowledge across strategic and operational management.

Raine Dixon

Inclusive Development Director

Raine is an international development professional with more than 20 years’ experience in aid policy, program management and operational support. Raine’s skills have been applied across a range of sectors from disaster risk management to community development in a range of geographic regions from South East Asia to Southern Africa. Raine has academic qualifications in Communications, International and Community Development, and Program Evaluation.

Dave Jones

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining CBM Dave was a member of the Australian Volunteers International (AVI) executive for 12 years, leading functions such as Finance, People & Culture, Information & Communication Technology, Marketing & Communications, Volunteer Engagement and Management, Risk & Insurance Management and Company Secretary duties. Dave moved into the not-for-profit sector on his return to Australia after a decade of working in the highly competitive UK banking industry.

Sophie Plumridge

Fundraising & Communications Director

Sophie brings 20 years’ experience in the government and not-for-profit sectors as well as a breadth of knowledge in communications, marketing, and fundraising. Sophie’s expertise has been developed across several organisations, including her role as Executive Director of the Australian Disability and Development Consortium and senior leadership positions in Vision 2020 Australia, World Vision and the City of Melbourne.

Edwina Faithfull-Farmer

International Programs Director

Edwina brings over 25 years’ of experience in international program development and management. She joined CBM Australia in 2006 after working in both NGO and Government agencies and has academic qualifications in Natural Resource Management and International Development. Edwina and her team work with field partners and CBM field offices to help improve rights and opportunities for people with disability.

Janelle Richards

People & Culture Director

Janelle is a senior HR practitioner with a strong background in international development and relief, and is privileged to have worked in over 20 different countries at regional, national and international levels. Prior to joining CBM in 2013, Janelle led the People and Culture development at another not-for-profit organisation, where she was involved in organisational change and enhancing current HR practices.

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