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Sydney NSW 2001 , Level 4, 220 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: 1800 812 164

© 2017 Opportunity International AustraliaABN 83 003 805 043

About Us Leadership Team

Opportunity International Australia is privileged to have a team of highly skilled and experienced experts partnering with our supporters to alleviate poverty.

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Leadership Team

Opportunity International Australia is privileged to have a team of highly skilled and experienced experts partnering with our supporters to alleviate poverty.

Click on the photos to read more about our team.

Robert Dunn

Robert Dunn joined Opportunity in November 2006 as Chief Financial Officer, before becoming Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2008. He is also the Chairman of Opportunity’s Indian subsidiary, Dia Vikas Capital. Robert serves on the Boards of the Port Authority of New South Wales and Logosdor Limited. Prior to joining Opportunity, Robert was the Finance Director with Patrick Corporation for 14 years and also worked for Dart Corporation and Price Waterhouse. He is a member of the Australian…

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Karen Kandur

Karen joined Opportunity International Australia in 2007 and became Chief Financial Officer in 2012. She has enhanced the organisation’s back office functions in human resources, finance, information technology, risk and compliance, and has been a key driver of Opportunity’s performance management system, recognised as one of the best in Australia’s not-for-profit sector. She is committed to learning, at both organisational and individual levels, initiating and designing our volunteer…

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Simon Lynch

Simon joined Opportunity International Australia in 1996 and oversees Opportunity’s Community Development programs as well as directing expansion across Indonesia. He has 16 years’ experience in development, having strengthened microfinance institutions throughout Asia. Simon is on the Board of Baptist World Aid and has previously worked for The Opportunity International Network as its Senior Technical Services Director and at Qantas. 

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Kathleen Hill

Kathleen serves as the Company Secretary as well as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. In addition to corporate governance responsibilities, she focuses on increasing efficiency and effectiveness across the organisation and Board of Directors. She has over two decades experience providing strategic business advice, administrative support and project management.

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Calum Scott

Calum joined Opportunity International Australia in 2007 and is responsible for the Social Performance Management (SPM) program across Opportunity’s global network. He leads the implementation of social data collection and adoption of industry best practices to help understand, measure and increase the positive impact we’re having on the lives of families living in poverty. Calum is also a Board member of the

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Saneesh Singh

Saneesh joined Opportunity International Australia in 2007 and leads our programs in India. He has over 24 years’ experience in microfinance and social investment banking, having also worked in various senior managerial capacities in the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), a pan-India apex development finance institution for micro, small and medium enterprises. With a Masters Degree in Social Work and System Design and Analysis, he specialised in Private Equity Investments…

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Ant Clark

Ant joined Opportunity in 2011 as Donor Relations Manager for WA and SA, before taking up the role of Marketing and Communications Director in 2015. He leads the team as it seeks to provide meaningful ways for Australians to make a difference in the lives of families in poverty through print and digital communications, Insight Trips, our Ambassador program, bequests and events. He has worked for eight years in fundraising and marketing roles in the non-profit sector and for 13 years in the…

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Andrew Philp

Andrew leads our fundraising, marketing and communications teams to increase our revenue in Australia. He has an impressive background in developing and implementing innovative fundraising programs to drive significant revenue growth for not-for-profit organisations. Previously Andrew has been the National Manager, Major Supporters at World Vision Australia, the Managing Director of Planet Give Solutions and Public Relations Officer for The Salvation Army.

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Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels has been with Opportunity International Australia since 1998. He is responsible for managing programs in the Philippines, which includes project relationship management, resource allocation, oversight of technical assistance delivery plus project monitoring and evaluation activities. Mark is Opportunity’s Board representative on a number of microfinance NGOs, a microfinance thrift bank and a remittance company in the Philippines. He has also undertaken consulting work for…

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Chris Murdoch

Chris joined Opportunity International Australia in 2006. He oversees the design and management of our Asia programs and since 2014 has also led the development and implementation of Opportunity’s global strategic agenda. This includes more active capitalisation and management of Opportunity’s Africa portfolio and the development, capitalisation and management of Opportunity’s innovation portfolio.

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Robert Dunn
CEO Opportunity International Australia
Karen Kandur
Chief Financial Officer
Simon Lynch
Community Development & Indonesia Director
Kathleen Hill
Company Secretary
Calum Scott
Global Impact Director
Saneesh Singh
India Director
Ant Clark
Marketing & Communications Director
Andrew Philp
Philanthropy Director
Mark Daniels
Philippines Director
Chris Murdoch
Programs Director & Global Chief Strategist

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