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FABO Awards Finalists Announced


Thursday, 30th September 2010 at 2:05 pm
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Judges have selected 40 finalists from over 200 nominees for the inaugural FABO Awards which aim to celebrate the people working behind the scenes in Australia’s Not for Profit sector.

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FABO Awards Finalists Announced
Thursday, 30th September 2010 at 2:05 pm

Judges have selected 40 finalists from over 200 nominees for the inaugural FABO Awards which aim to celebrate the people working behind the scenes in Australia’s Not for Profit sector.

The brainchild of finance and management support company for the Not for Profit sector, Matrix on Board (MOB), the awards are aimed at shining the spotlight on all those people who work behind the scenes of Australia's Not for Profit organisations people in Finance, Administration, IT, Human Resources.

MOB General Manager Belinda Wallin says Not for Profits of all sizes rely on effective infrastructure and management support staff and partners, however these ‘quiet achievers’ are rarely in the forefront of an organisation’s profile.

Connecting Up Australia is sponsoring the NFP Employer of the Year with MYOB sponsoring NFP Bookkeeper of the Year, and a Judges' Award for Excellence – the 'best of the the best' awards. Pro Bono Australia is proud to be sponsoring the Auditor of the Year Award.

Finalists are as follows:

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

[Sponsored by Community Sector Banking]

Amy Burke (VIC)
Portland YMCA
 
Deborah Kerswill (QLD)
Community Solutions
 
Gail Hanger (QLD)
Australian Financial Counselling and Credit Reform Association
 
Julie Smith (NSW)
Karelle Life Enrichment Service Inc.
 
Kerry Souter (NSW)
Riding for the Disabled Association
 
Sabine Benz (NSW)
Possums’ Den Coffs Harbour Inc.
 
AUDITOR OF THE YEAR
[Sponsored by Pro Bono Australia]
 
Rick Jirsch (NSW)
Jirsch Reilly Tang Pty Ltd.
 
Roderick Nam (NSW)
Positive Life NSW

BOOKKEEPER OF THE YEAR
[Sponsored by MYOB]
 
Faye McLachlan (VIC)
Education Centre Gippsland
 
LorrainePurdy (QLD)
Community Solutions
 
Mirtha Abello (ACT)
OzHelp Foundation Ltd.
 
Pamela Bridgen (TAS)
Tasmanian Association of Community Houses

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
[Sponsored by Connecting Up Australia]
 
Daniel Almagor (VIC)
Engineers Without Borders Australia
 
Helen Lockwood (SA)
Lutheran Community Care
 
Jenny Jackson (VIC)
Women’s Health East
 
Sandra Harrison (NSW)
Coonamble Rural Transaction Centre Inc.

FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE YEAR
[Sponsored by Quantum Partners]
 
Helen Falconer (NSW)
National Breast Cancer Foundation
 
Lance Coburn (VIC)
Parent-Infant Research Institute
 
Pam Forrest (VIC)
Coonara Community House Inc.
 
Paul Teefy (QLD)
FSG Australia
 
Tammy Behrendorff (QLD)
Noosa Community Training Centre Inc.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
OF THE YEAR
[Sponsored by Your HR Manager]

Jackie Mead (VIC)
Berry Street
 
Kathryn Williams (NSW)
Youth off the Street
 
Maxine Milburn (QLD)
MS Australia
 
Mirtha Abello (ACT)
OzHelp Foundation Ltd.
 
Zoe Wyhatt (VIC)
SecondBite

IT SUPPORT OF THE YEAR
[Sponsored by Appichar]
 
George Constantinescu (NSW)
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
 
Leigh Wardle (VIC)
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
 
Peter Beechley (VIC)
Education Centre Gippsland
 
Rebecca Burrows (VIC)
La Trobe Lifeskills

SECRETARY/PUBLIC OFFICER
OF THE YEAR
[Sponsored by Bartier Perry]
 
Brenda Saunders (VIC)
Emerald Community House
 
Judith Wruck (QLD)
Wellington Point State School
 
Pamela Ploughman (NSW)
Church of England Children’s Homes Burwood
 
Sean Hames (SA)
Tri State Games Inc.
 
Vicki Dodd (SA)
Aboriginal Resource Centre Inc.

VOLUNTEER TREASURER
OF THE YEAR
[Sponsored by QUT Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non Profit Studies]
 
Edward Gooley (NSW)
Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services Inc.
 
Fatma A Mohamed (NSW)
Somali Welfare and Cultural Association
 
Graham Tillott (NSW)
All Saints Community Care Inc.
 
Jill Coleman (NSW)
Southern Youth and Family Services
 
Karin Vosmansky (VIC)
Life’s Little Treasures Foundation Ltd.

The judges for the awards are: Annette Cairnduff (Director Social Inclusion, The University of Sydney), David Sharpe (Business Adviser, Creative Industries Innovation, Centre Enterprise Connect Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research) and Associate Professor Roslyn Russell (School of Economics, Finance and Marketing RMIT University).

All nominees and finalists will be recognised at the FABO Gala Dinner Celebration, 18 October in Sydney. Tickets are now on sale for the gala, where FABO Award winners will be announced in the midst of an evening of entertainment. The event is an opportunity for Not for Profit organisations to celebrate the work of their back offices. Ronni Kahn, Australia’s Local Hero 2010 (Australian of The Year Awards) and Founder of Oz Harvest will be the keynote speaker.

For more FABO Awards information visit the FABO Awards website. Purchase tickets for the FABO Gala Dinner Celebration online.



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