Founded by two of Australia’s leading fundraising experts and thinkers, Marcus Blease and Andrew Sabatino, Donor Republic has rapidly grown to become Australia’s leading full-service fundraising and marketing agency.

Our uncompromising pursuit of fundraising excellence means we give our partners everything we’ve got, so you and your donors not only fulfil your vision and purpose, but grow your impact beyond what you ever thought possible.

The Donor Republic team

Our team includes many of Australia's best and brightest fundraisers, marketers, strategists, and creatives, who share an unstoppable drive for helping charities and social good organisations achieve exceptional results. Click on a team member below to see what makes us tick, as well as our experience and key skill areas.

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Executive Team Creative Events & Digital Individual Giving Operations
Marcus Blease

Marcus Blease

Director

Executive Team - Sydney Office

As Co-Founder of Donor Republic, Marcus is incredibly proud of building an agency that has helped over 50 organisations achieve outstanding fundraising and marketing success.

Before Donor Republic, Marcus was General Manager of Marketing and Fundraising at Cerebral Palsy Alliance for eight years, overseeing the growth of their fundraising from $12m to $31m. He worked in similar roles at Cancer Council NSW and Cancer Council QLD for six years, and at a small HIV/AIDS charity.

Marcus also founded the innovative social change campaign, ‘Include a Charity’, leading a transformation of people’s perceptions of charity gifts in their wills, and has served six years on the Board of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.

Marcus Blease

Marcus Blease

Director

Andrew Sabatino

Andrew Sabatino

Director

Executive Team - Adelaide Office

Andrew is Co-Founder of Donor Republic, specialising in strategic fundraising plans, appeals, regular giving, digital, middle & major donor, corporate partnerships, and Gifts in Wills.

He is a past state and national winner of the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s Fundraiser of the year award, as well as being nominated as a pro-bono Change Maker, and Fundraising and Philanthropy Change Maker.

Prior to Donor Republic, Andrew led Guide Dogs SA/NT to experience significant fundraising growth from $1m to $9m over seven years. He also chaired the Guide Dogs Australia Fundraising Committee, overseeing an increase in revenue from $57 to $89m in four years.

Andrew Sabatino

Andrew Sabatino

Director

Kate McMillan

Kate McMillan

Group Account Director

Executive Team - Individual Giving Team - Adelaide Office

Kate is a highly experienced project manager and team leader with over 25 years marketing experience across a broad range of industry sectors. For over nine years she was Fundraising Manager at Cancer Council SA, driving the organisation through significant periods of fundraising growth and achieving over $11m in annual revenue. An Individual Giving all-rounder, she lets both data and donor-based insights lead, to deliver impactful and effective fundraising outcomes for her clients.

Kate McMillan

Kate McMillan

Group Account Director

Brent Frewen

Brent Frewen

Group Account Director

Executive Team - Individual Giving Team - Adelaide Office

Brent is a fundraiser with in-excess of 20 years’ experience. Brent has a proven track record of motivating teams to consistently exceed targets and coach and develop self and others to continuously improve to be the best version of themselves.

Brent has worked across small and large not-for-profit organisations, most recently at Novita, where he used his strong leadership and relationship management skills along with his fundraising expertise to support 926% growth in fundraising bottom line in 5 years.

Brent Frewen

Brent Frewen

Group Account Director

Stuart Ghent

Stuart Ghent

Executive Creative Director

Creative Team - Executive Team - Sydney Office

Stuart has used every facet of the modern communications spectrum to help a wide range of charities and not-for-profits raise funds, build support and drive engagement.

For over thirty years, he has managed creative departments and creative agencies, working with marketing departments and fundraising teams to create fundraising propositions and appeals with passion and power.

What gets him up in the morning – his professional coffee – is using creativity to make the world a better place.

Stuart Ghent

Stuart Ghent

Executive Creative Director

Carrie Fletcher

Carrie Fletcher

Group Account Director

Events & Digital Teams - Executive Team - Remote

Carrie currently supports events and digital fundraising campaigns for over twenty charities. Working in the not-for-profit space since 2008, she loves fundraising events, being a data nerd, and creating great experiences for supporters. Her expertise is in event & digital fundraising strategy, digital acquisition, social media advertising, two-step campaigns & lead generation, supporter journeys, supporter engagement & relationship management, data analysis and digital production.

Carrie Fletcher

Carrie Fletcher

Group Account Director

Nicole Lawrence

Nicole Lawrence

Finance Manager

Executive Team - Operations - Sydney Office

Nicole is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 15 years’ experience working as a Financial Controller, mostly in small-to-medium sized firms. She has worked across all areas of finance – most recently in an organisation providing patient support services and clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry. Nicole is a team player with a high level of customer and commercial focus built on interaction in service industries.

Nicole Lawrence

Nicole Lawrence

Finance Manager

Stuart Ghent

Stuart Ghent

Executive Creative Director

Creative Team - Executive Team - Sydney Office

Stuart has used every facet of the modern communications spectrum to help a wide range of charities and not-for-profits raise funds, build support and drive engagement.

For over thirty years, he has managed creative departments and creative agencies, working with marketing departments and fundraising teams to create fundraising propositions and appeals with passion and power.

What gets him up in the morning – his professional coffee – is using creativity to make the world a better place.

Stuart Ghent

Stuart Ghent

Executive Creative Director

Chris King

Chris King

Creative Director

Creative Team - Remote

After spending a decade-and-a-half in advertising and marketing (mostly in London), Chris made the switch to working with charities, and has never looked back.

He’s created everything from meme-friendly awareness campaigns to pandemic-proof events, raising tens of millions along the way.

Chris splits his time between a home office in Melbourne and a farm in the middle of nowhere. So if you need a fundraising appeal AND advice on looking after chickens, he’s your man.

Chris King

Chris King

Creative Director

Sarah Keogh

Sarah Keogh

Head of Design Individual Giving

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Sarah is a passionate fundraiser and empathetic art director. Her motivating drive is creating positive change for those in need. Sarah was Head of Design and Assistant Creative Director at Pareto Fundraising for nearly eight years. She also brings valuable commercial sector experience, having worked in major mainstream agencies in Dublin, Nairobi, and Sydney.

Sarah Keogh

Sarah Keogh

Head of Design Individual Giving

Natalie Ip

Natalie Ip

Art Director

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Passionate about all things ‘people’ and ‘planet’, Natalie is a purpose-driven designer with over 10 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. Natalie is a creative problem solver, branding specialist and visual communications strategist who loves to build insightful and inspiring designs from strong strategic foundations. She has helped develop many successful campaigns for world-class charities all around Australia. 

Natalie Ip

Natalie Ip

Art Director

Lee-Emma Iwanicki

Lee-Emma Iwanicki

Agency Traffic Manager

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Emma makes sure the Donor Republic creative gears spin in her role as Operations Lead and Traffic Manager. She has over 20 years of experience in advertising, design, and branding, and understands the environments that help creatives thrive. Without Emma’s say, no one in our creative studio and digital production teams picks up a pencil!

Lee-Emma Iwanicki

Lee-Emma Iwanicki

Agency Traffic Manager

Drew Nguyen

Drew Nguyen

Head of Design Digital Individual Giving & Events

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Nothing inspires Drew more than bringing inspiring stories to life through creative design. Whether it’s kids who need a chance at a better life, supporting frontline medical heroes, or helping families get the support they need in tough times, Drew consistently strives to do every story justice, with design that feels personal, warm, and powerful.

Drew Nguyen

Drew Nguyen

Head of Design Digital Individual Giving & Events

Maria Mijovic

Maria Mijovic

Events Digital Design Lead

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Across many years of charity and fundraising experience, Maria has worked with both not-for-profit and blue-chip clients. Her passion is building awareness and raising funds for important humanitarian, environmental, conservation and research-based causes.

Maria Mijovic

Maria Mijovic

Events Digital Design Lead

Frankie Brook

Frankie Brook

Senior Copywriter

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Frankie gets her kicks from beautifully written stories, progressive design, and clever bits of tech. She’s fully invested in doing every story justice and believes in the power of writing to persuade people to give to charities – whether that be time, money, or energy. It all works together to change the world for the better.

Frankie Brook

Frankie Brook

Senior Copywriter

Lachlan Kanoniuk

Lachlan Kanoniuk

Digital Copywriter

Creative Team - Remote

Lachlan’s passion for authentic storytelling is far-reaching. A decade-plus in music journalism and criticism. Award-winning screenwriting and development. It’s in the charity and not-for-profit space where his knack for contextual storytelling has flourished, empowering campaigns at grassroots community organisations and as a copywriter at Cancer Council Victoria. Lachlan is a true believer in the art of the yarn. So feel free to chat to him about anything. Though just a heads up, he gets a bit longwinded if the topic turns to film opinions.

Lachlan Kanoniuk

Lachlan Kanoniuk

Digital Copywriter

Alexandra McDowall

Alexandra McDowall

Copywriter

Creative Team - Adelaide Office

Writing has always been Alexandra’s passion, and now it’s her purpose. Armed with her degree and background working as a journalist, PR and communications professional, and fundraising writer, she thrives when creating authentic, emotive and creative copy that not only tells a story but makes a difference.

Alexandra McDowall

Alexandra McDowall

Copywriter

Nikki Farmer

Nikki Farmer

Art Director

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Nikki is a graphic designer who loves achieving positive social impact through creative design and execution. She previously worked at design studios, charities, and retail organisations before finding her place at Donor Republic in 2020.

Nikki Farmer

Nikki Farmer

Art Director

Lauren Da Silva

Lauren Da Silva

Digital Designer

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Lauren Da Silva is our resident Graphic/Digital Designer and is new to the non-profit sector, landing at Donor Republic in 2022 after graduating from Billy Blue College of Design. She is keen to apply her design skills and passion for learning to make a positive difference to DR’s creative team and the world.

Lauren Da Silva

Lauren Da Silva

Digital Designer

Wendy Trinh

Wendy Trinh

Junior Designer

Creative Team - Sydney Office

Wendy is an empathetic and compassionate individual driven to make a meaningful contribution to Donor Republic and their invaluable services. Despite being new to fundraising, Wendy is determined to utilise her skills and knowledge as a recent graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, where she earned a degree in Visual Communication. With a passion for connecting with others and a commitment to delivering exceptional results, Wendy strives to positively impact the organisation and those it serves.

Wendy Trinh

Wendy Trinh

Junior Designer

Carrie Fletcher

Carrie Fletcher

Group Account Director

Events & Digital Teams - Executive Team - Remote

Carrie currently supports events and digital fundraising campaigns for over twenty charities. Working in the not-for-profit space since 2008, she loves fundraising events, being a data nerd, and creating great experiences for supporters. Her expertise is in event & digital fundraising strategy, digital acquisition, social media advertising, two-step campaigns & lead generation, supporter journeys, supporter engagement & relationship management, data analysis and digital production.

Carrie Fletcher

Carrie Fletcher

Group Account Director

Emily Dougan

Emily Dougan

Digital Strategy Director

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Emily is a passionate and enthusiastic digital marketing specialist and fundraiser. She has ten years’ experience in both agency and in-house roles. For the last four years, Emily has worked in a digital fundraising agency and executed some of Australia’s biggest peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. Her specialties are digital fundraising strategy, event and campaign strategy, supporter journeys, mass participation events and community fundraising.

Emily Dougan

Emily Dougan

Digital Strategy Director

Ashleigh Yardy

Ashleigh Yardy

Digital Strategy Director

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Ashleigh is a digital marketing and campaigns specialist, with almost a decade of non-profit and public sector experience in Australia and the UK. Passionate about social justice and creating a fairer world for all, Ashleigh is motivated to achieve positive outcomes for social change. Her experience ranges from digital communications and fundraising, advocacy and public campaigning, as well as brand and gifts in wills marketing.

Ashleigh Yardy

Ashleigh Yardy

Digital Strategy Director

Tamsin Loy

Tamsin Loy

Account Director

Events & Digital Teams - Remote

Tamsin loves using her optimism, energy, and fundraising experience to make a positive impact in people’s lives. With more than 15 years of fundraising experience in Australia and the UK, she’s developed and executed successful event marketing and fundraising strategies and consistently exceeds income targets. Tamsin has also led multiple large peer-to-peer campaigns for Oxfam, MS Ltd and Vision Australia.

Tamsin Loy

Tamsin Loy

Account Director

Juliette East

Juliette East

Digital Production Manager

Events & Digital Teams - Adelaide Office

Juliette is a skilled fundraising and marketing manager with more than 10 years’ experience working in health and higher education fundraising.

Her career to-date has included the creative development and implementation of innovative and high-impact capital campaigns and appeals, development and ongoing management of fundraising websites and peer-to-peer platforms, and leadership of a high-achieving fundraising team.

She has a particular passion for digital fundraising, and loves to explore how the latest digital innovations can be applied to fundraising to create great donor and user experiences.

Juliette East

Juliette East

Digital Production Manager

Louisa Frigo

Louisa Frigo

Account Director

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Louisa is a marketing and communications professional and details-obsessed campaign strategist. Louisa has wide-ranging experience in delivering end-to-end campaigns. She’s a passionate marketer who always keeps the supporter at the heart of every decision, and works hard to achieve outstanding results for clients.

Louisa Frigo

Louisa Frigo

Account Director

Danielle Cameron

Danielle Cameron

Account Director – Events

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Danielle is passionate about turning fundraising events into memorable experiences for participants, donors, and organisations alike. With over six years’ experience in event fundraising, Danielle brings a combination of energetic enthusiasm and sage wisdom to her projects and always delivers consistent, high-quality results.

Danielle Cameron

Danielle Cameron

Account Director – Events

Maria Jackson

Maria Jackson

Supporter Experience Director

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Maria is dedicated to humanitarianism and social justice.  Her desire to effect meaningful change brought her to the non-profit sector where she shares her enthusiasm and commitment with our donors.

Maria Jackson

Maria Jackson

Supporter Experience Director

Jo-Anne Wierde

Jo-Anne Wierde

Senior Account Manager

Events & Digital Teams - Remote

Jo is a highly committed and experienced fundraiser with 7 years fundraising experience. During this time, Jo has managed many peer-to-peer fundraising events/campaigns, whilst working closely in other areas of fundraising including individual and corporate giving. Jo has managed the community fundraising program at RSPCA Victoria for the last 5 years, with experience in both physical and virtual fundraising events. She understands the importance of engaging with fundraisers and creating memorable and successful events.

Jo-Anne Wierde

Jo-Anne Wierde

Senior Account Manager

Georgie Porter

Georgie Porter

Senior Account Manager

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Georgie has worked in the not-for-profit sector for almost five years. She is passionate about creating meaningful events and experiences to draw people closer to causes that really matter, and is committed to achieving the very best outcomes for her clients.

Georgie Porter

Georgie Porter

Senior Account Manager

Liam Calder

Liam Calder

Senior Account Manager

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Liam is a passionate project and relationship manager with 20 years’ experience across several industries. Liam has worked in NFPs, primarily in health, for 9 years.

Starting in data before moving to community fundraising, his specialties are data analysis, innovative campaign design, digital acquisition and the supporter journey. Liam is a strong team player with a passion for cross-departmental team collaboration.

Liam Calder

Liam Calder

Senior Account Manager

Skye Butler

Skye Butler

Senior Account Manager

Events & Digital Teams - Remote

Skye is a skilled project management and community fundraising specialist with several years’ experience in digital strategy, event management and peer-to-peer fundraising.

She has previously led digital-driven projects and fundraising campaigns at the RBWH Foundation and Mummy’s Wish, gaining a wealth of in-person and online project management experience.

Combining an affinity for data with a love of people, Skye strives to create a memorable experience for fundraisers and donors through personal connection and digital innovation.

Skye Butler

Skye Butler

Senior Account Manager

Ashley Southwell

Ashley Southwell

Senior Account Manager

Events & Digital Teams - Melbourne Office

Ashley is a creative and dynamic fundraising professional with a proven track record of success in community fundraising, individual giving, peer-to-peer events, and digital campaigns.

She is experienced in end-to-end management of multi-channel fundraising events, campaign ideation, and complex stakeholder management. Ashley prides herself on building authentic relationships while delivering amazing results.

With a passion for UX design, Ashley brings a unique perspective to her work, thinking outside the box to create engaging supporter experiences.

Ashley Southwell

Ashley Southwell

Senior Account Manager

Danielle Anastasi

Danielle Anastasi

Account Manager

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Danielle is a skilled and passionate fundraiser with over four years of experience in creating and executing digital marketing campaigns that yield maximum results. With expertise spanning across social media, email marketing, event planning, and corporate sponsorships, Danielle is dedicated to providing an exceptional supporter experience. She takes pride in contributing to make a difference in the world, whether it’s supporting a local charity or funding a global initiative. Danielle is committed to delivering impactful results and building lasting relationships with donors and supporters.

Danielle Anastasi

Danielle Anastasi

Account Manager

Erin McVeigh

Erin McVeigh

Account Manager – Events

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Erin is a highly motivated and experienced fundraiser with more than 10 years’ experience in the charity sector across Australia and New Zealand. She is adept with all aspects of fundraising and most recently has been focused on donor journeys and individual giving at Auckland City Mission. Erin understands the power of captivating storytelling and data insights to engage donors, and knows the importance of providing a rewarding experience to build Communities of loyal supporters who love getting involved in fundraising.

Erin McVeigh

Erin McVeigh

Account Manager – Events

Sammy Harper

Sammy Harper

Account Manager – Events

Events & Digital Teams - Remote

Sammy is a creative specialist in Fundraising Campaigns and Communications, infusing every endeavor with her infectious positivity. Making the move from SPCA New Zealand, Sammy brings a wealth of hands-on knowledge in digital fundraising, community championing and event delivery.

From concept to copywriting, photography to stewardship, Sammy is a roll-up-her-sleeves-and-get-it-done professional. (She even braved skydiving as part of an acquisition strategy!).

Sammy’s driven by a keen commitment to delivering excellence and ensuring an enjoyable experience for all involved.

Sammy Harper

Sammy Harper

Account Manager – Events

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Events & Digital Teams - Remote

Michael is a digital fundraising expert with extensive experience across the marketing and fundraising sectors. With a passion for bringing best practice global marketing strategies to an Australia audience, Michael uses an entrepreneurial mindset to deliver creative solutions to clients.

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Sophia Hynes-Bishop

Sophia Hynes-Bishop

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Events & Digital Teams - Adelaide Office

Sophia is a passionate and creative digital marketer with ten years not-for-profit experience.

Over the past decade Sophia has led and implemented marketing strategies for peer-to-peer campaigns, gift in wills programs, regular giving acquisition and appeals. Her experience includes digital strategy, social media advertising, digital acquisition and lead generation, content marketing and branding.

She loves being able to help influence change and create a kinder world for all.

Sophia Hynes-Bishop

Sophia Hynes-Bishop

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Liam Hartley

Liam Hartley

Digital Strategist

Events & Digital Teams - Remote

Liam is a social media and storytelling professional, with creative experience across the Not For Profit, Retail, Fitness, and Financial Services sectors.

A focus on the creative applications of consumer psychology, journalism and storytelling have allowed Liam to develop a reputation for ‘big impact, low budget’ social media communications.

It is not uncommon for his organic content to reach hundreds of thousands of individuals, with engagement rates often topping 10x industry averages.

Liam Hartley

Liam Hartley

Digital Strategist

Clair Bretherton

Clair Bretherton

Supporter Relationship Coordinator

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Clair is a passionate supporter relationship manager who is excited to use her decade of experience as a customer relationship manager in the finance sector to do good in the fundraising industry.

Clair Bretherton

Clair Bretherton

Supporter Relationship Coordinator

Emily Hull

Emily Hull

Supporter Relationship Coordinator

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Emily is an experienced and passionate fundraiser with over 5 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector. During this time, Emily has worked as a Corporate Partnerships Coordinator for Cancer Council Australia and Redkite.

Emily Hull

Emily Hull

Supporter Relationship Coordinator

Lambrina Gimian

Lambrina Gimian

Supporter Relationship Coordinator

Events & Digital Teams - Melbourne Office

Lambrina brings a wealth of experience from the nonprofit sector. With over a decade in nonprofit development, she’s driven by genuine enthusiasm to create positive change and meaningful impact.

Lambrina is good at building partnerships and establishing connections with philanthropic individuals and organisations. Her understanding of the fundraising landscape has been shaped through her engagement in diverse roles within the field.

Her expertise spans fundraising, relationship management, and strategic planning, aligning individuals and organisations with impactful causes.

Passionate about creating change, Lambrina believes even small efforts lead to significant outcomes.

Lambrina Gimian

Lambrina Gimian

Supporter Relationship Coordinator

John Campbell

John Campbell

Digital Producer Optimisation Specialist

Events & Digital Teams - Adelaide Office

John is a digital Swiss Army Knife, proficient in digital marketing, web development, data, machine learning, email automation, integrations, design, branding, UI/UX, SEO, copywriting, and even more. His fundamental driving motivation is finding smart tech solutions to tricky new fundraising challenges – leading him to accept crazy challenges but meeting them with zeal.

John Campbell

John Campbell

Digital Producer Optimisation Specialist

Obed Rosenzweig

Obed Rosenzweig

Email / Front End Developer

Events & Digital Teams - Adelaide Office

Obed is an experienced Front End Developer with more than 9 years working within Digital Agencies.

Obed’s vast experience in technology, digital, and design brings an innovative edge to marketing and development projects. Through his problem-solving approach, he delivers excellent digital outcomes with enthusiasm and particular attention to detail.

Obed Rosenzweig

Obed Rosenzweig

Email / Front End Developer

Daniel Nesci

Daniel Nesci

Digital Producer

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Daniel is a highly organised, dedicated digital producer with a range of digital and analytical skills. Daniel has been involved in several charity and non-charity based marketing campaigns across the digital sector over the last 3 years.

Daniel is always looking to maximise results, find creative ways to overcome problems and is dedicating to continously and applying new skills to efficiently help the team. 

Daniel Nesci

Daniel Nesci

Digital Producer

Jennifer Wu

Jennifer Wu

Digital Producer

Events & Digital Teams - Adelaide Office

Jen is a digital marketing and production specialist with several years’ experience building marketing campaigns in the US and Australia. She loves finding creative ways to ‘make it happen’, and is driven to achieve impressive results using a combination of resources, tools, and an awareness of the latest digital trends.

Jennifer Wu

Jennifer Wu

Digital Producer

Zac Gough

Zac Gough

Data Engineer

Events & Digital Teams - Sydney Office

Zac is a digital producer who has been working on digital campaigns for not-for-profits for 7 years. He works across many facets of campaigns, including Facebook, Google Ads and email marketing. His main specialty lies in data analysis and reporting, and he’s always keen to fix your tracking.

Zac Gough

Zac Gough

Data Engineer

Kate McMillan

Kate McMillan

Group Account Director

Executive Team - Individual Giving Team - Adelaide Office

Kate is a highly experienced project manager and team leader with over 25 years marketing experience across a broad range of industry sectors. For over nine years she was Fundraising Manager at Cancer Council SA, driving the organisation through significant periods of fundraising growth and achieving over $11m in annual revenue. An Individual Giving all-rounder, she lets both data and donor-based insights lead, to deliver impactful and effective fundraising outcomes for her clients.

Kate McMillan

Kate McMillan

Group Account Director

Brent Frewen

Brent Frewen

Group Account Director

Executive Team - Individual Giving Team - Adelaide Office

Brent is a fundraiser with in-excess of 20 years’ experience. Brent has a proven track record of motivating teams to consistently exceed targets and coach and develop self and others to continuously improve to be the best version of themselves.

Brent has worked across small and large not-for-profit organisations, most recently at Novita, where he used his strong leadership and relationship management skills along with his fundraising expertise to support 926% growth in fundraising bottom line in 5 years.

Brent Frewen

Brent Frewen

Group Account Director

Cara Morrison

Cara Morrison

Account Director

Individual Giving Team - Sydney Office

A passionate fundraiser with over ten years’ experience in end-to-end management of successful direct marketing campaigns. Taking a collaborative and data driven approach I deliver programs within budget, increase revenue, and improve ROI. My strengths are in multi-channel campaigns, budget development and financial modelling.

Cara Morrison

Cara Morrison

Account Director

Pagen Winen

Pagen Winen

Account Director

Individual Giving Team - Adelaide Office

Pagen is passionate about helping charities increase their social impact through sustainable and innovative fundraising campaigns. She has over a decade of experience in the not-for-profit sector, having worked in various roles across direct mail, bequests, community fundraising, events, digital and supporter engagement in Sydney, Adelaide and London.

Pagen Winen

Pagen Winen

Account Director

Josie Peach

Josie Peach

Account Director

Individual Giving Team - Adelaide Office

A driven fundraising professional who has worked in the “for good” industry for almost a decade. Josie creates lifelong, loyal donors through combining connection, shared values and storytelling with strategic and innovative fundraising methodologies. Josie has experience in regular giving, events, digital fundraising, appeals, telemarketing, community fundraising, and donor journeys.

Josie Peach

Josie Peach

Account Director

Ally Dobbing

Ally Dobbing

Account Director

Individual Giving Team - Remote

‘A jack of all traders’ is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one’. This quote perfectly sums up Ally and her experience in fundraising. An all rounder, Ally has over 12 years experience in both Australia and the UK working for both large and small organisations.

Her experience has given her incredible opportunities to create legacy through strategic management of multi-million dollar portfolios and large scale, multi-faceted campaigns. Ally thrives when working with like-minded passionate fundraisers to deliver results.

Ally Dobbing

Ally Dobbing

Account Director

Katie Farina

Katie Farina

Senior Account Manager

Individual Giving Team - Sydney Office

Katie is an experienced fundraising professional, passionate about creating innovative, donor-centric campaigns. For the past five years, she’s specialised in Individual Giving projects across all channels, with a particular focus on middle donors, major donors and bequests, working in both Australia and New York.

Katie Farina

Katie Farina

Senior Account Manager

Michelle Lesco

Michelle Lesco

Senior Account Manager

Individual Giving Team - Sydney Office

Michelle’s personal passion has always been the same – illustrating for today’s donors and philanthropists the precise impact of their generosity and empowering them to pursue the change they’ve personally imagined.

With 13 years of fundraising experience in Australia and the US, she has a unique perspective on the current giving climate.

Individual Giving is her bread and butter. From small charities to the biggest charities, national and international – Michelle’s managed entire Individual Giving, Membership, and Events programs.

Michelle Lesco

Michelle Lesco

Senior Account Manager

Nick Lamb

Nick Lamb

Senior Account Manager

Individual Giving Team - Remote

Nick is a skilled fundraiser who has worked with some of Australia’s best-known charities. He’s driven to help make the world a better place – whether that’s helping to feed the hungry, rescuing an animal from cruelty, or supporting the next breakthrough in cancer research.

An Individual Giving specialist, Nick has a particular focus on direct mail appeals, regular giving, and supporter journeys.

Nick Lamb

Nick Lamb

Senior Account Manager

Nerissa Templin

Nerissa Templin

Senior Account Manager

Individual Giving Team - Sydney Office

From a young age, Nerissa has been driven by a passion to improve lives and make the world a better place.

With over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, specialising in direct mail appeals, supporter retention and creating impactful donor journeys, Nerissa’s diverse background has seen her working across Australia and the UK, for charities large and small.

Through her donor-centric approach and captivating storytelling, she brings her vision to reality by creating compelling narratives that inspire action and foster meaningful connections.

Nerissa Templin

Nerissa Templin

Senior Account Manager

Chloe Burrows

Chloe Burrows

Senior Account Manager

Individual Giving Team - Remote

Chloe, a psychology enthusiast, found herself drawn to fundraising in 2018. She began her journey processing donor gifts and really getting to understand how donors tick.

In her most recent role, she led a dynamic team, crafting engaging, surprising and quirky donor experiences across the individual giving, regular giving and community fundraising portfolios.

With a balanced approach to project delivery, Chloe takes calculated risks, confidently managing diverse projects across traditional and digital fundraising platforms. Her skill lies not only in driving contributions but in fostering lasting connections.

Chloe is the bridge between heartfelt giving and impactful change.

Chloe Burrows

Chloe Burrows

Senior Account Manager

Zoe Robertson

Zoe Robertson

Senior Account Manager

Individual Giving Team - Remote

Zoe is an experienced Individual Giving specialist with a demonstrated history of working in direct mail appeals, regular giving, donor journeys and events.

Her diverse background has seen her working across a variety of charity sectors, including heath, social services and emergency relief, and environmental services.

With a lifelong passion to help others and leave the world a better place, Zoe thrives in devising creative solutions to help organizations reach their full potential.

Zoe Robertson

Zoe Robertson

Senior Account Manager

Kaela Good

Kaela Good

Account Manager

Individual Giving Team - Remote

Kaela is proud to use her diverse range of creative communications and fundraising strategic skills to support charities in their mission to make the world a better place. She is passionate about strengthening client’s brands and building their profile through beautiful storytelling, good design and a strategic data-driven approach. Kaela works closely with clients to develop engaging donor-centric appeals and campaigns.

Kaela Good

Kaela Good

Account Manager

Nicole Lawrence

Nicole Lawrence

Finance Manager

Executive Team - Operations - Sydney Office

Nicole is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 15 years’ experience working as a Financial Controller, mostly in small-to-medium sized firms. She has worked across all areas of finance – most recently in an organisation providing patient support services and clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry. Nicole is a team player with a high level of customer and commercial focus built on interaction in service industries.

Nicole Lawrence

Nicole Lawrence

Finance Manager

Michelle Hook

Michelle Hook

Finance & Administration Coordinator

Operations - Adelaide Office

Michelle has worked in the not-for-profit sector since moving from the UK over 10 years ago. She is passionate about all things admin and has a strong focus on customer service.  She is responsible for all administration needs as well as developing more streamlined processes and procedures to improve efficiency. 

Michelle understands the importance of engaging with donors and building long lasting relationships to create positive experiences and outcomes.

Michelle Hook

Michelle Hook

Finance & Administration Coordinator

Mark Harper

Mark Harper

Business Manager

Operations - Remote

Prior to joining Donor Republic, Mark’s work took him all around Sydney, managing complex, large-scale, and ambitious urban design and architectural projects. His background in analysis, project management, and team management has given him a strong foundation for his current role.

Mark Harper

Mark Harper

Business Manager

We are deeply committed to working alongside our partners to help make the world a better place for all of humanity. We pursue excellence, we work tirelessly, we honour bravery, we strive for greatness, and we act with integrity. Your donors are our obsession. Your mission is our cause.

Recognition and Awards

We're proud to have partnered with a wide range of not-for-profit organisations, developing award-winning campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for life-changing work in health, aid, education, welfare and beyond.