Strengths: Legacy – Mission – Innovation – Explainer – Order – Moral compass – Equality
Carmel is a Board Director and Advisor; Social Entrepreneur; CEO; and accredited Strengths Practitioner. Her love of the for purpose sector and her breadth of understanding and experience has seen her become one of the sectors highly regarded specialists in organisational leadership, strengths and strategic prioritisation.
Carmel’s NFP career includes CEO and C-Suite roles with national and international NGO’s including World Animal Protection, Australia for UNHCR, Camp Quality; Starlight Children’s Foundation; and Kids Helpline.
During her NFP career Carmel founded and built ‘Business Chicks’ the premier Australian business women’s network, attracting 6000+ business women over a five year period, in support the Kids Helpline cause. Prior to joining the NFP sector, Carmel spent many years working as an Agency Account Director managing the promotional/marketing needs for global brands such as McDonald’s, Nestle and Disney.
Carmel believes that leaders who master collaborative networking, and who actively seek out opportunities to learn and develop with their peers, will become the sectors most successful and influential leaders in challenging times.