Our team

Amaze’s Executive Management team oversees the organisation’s core operations and collaborates to deliver results-driven projects. These projects are in line with Amaze’s strategic direction to create positive change with Autistic people and their families at all life stages.

 

Jim Mullan is trained in youth work with a career across community education, economic development, light engineering, social care, print media and food relief. Prior to joining Amaze, he held the role of CEO at SecondBite and The Big Issue UK.

Jim has guest lectured for several Scottish universities and provided specialist contributions outlining the impact of social enterprise on the economy for both Scottish and UK Governments. Jim was awarded a distinguished talent visa by the Australian Government in recognition of his work internationally in the field of social and community enterprise.

 

A versatile leader driven by a deep commitment to social justice, Nicole Rees’ varied career has spanned the private, government, community and Aboriginal sectors. An experienced executive with a passion for organisational strategy, Nicole is also a thought leader in public policy and innovative program development and an effective and trusted advocate with a strong background in government relations. Earlier in her career Nicole worked as a senior ministerial adviser and as a lawyer.

 

Tina Chronis is an accomplished Certified Practicing Accountant with experience in large global organisations as well as not-for-profit. She has vast experience in statutory reporting, management reporting and business improvement processes with a strong attention to detail.

Tina balances strategic thinking and practicality to work towards the most effective use of resources to support the Amaze community. Tina joined Amaze in April 2015 and is the Executive Manager of Finance and Operations as well as the Company Secretary for Amaze.

 

Nicola Edwards is a marketing and communications professional with a background in reputation, brand management and strategic communications. Her experience in not-for-profit and government organisations includes senior roles at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Stroke Foundation and a carers charity in the UK.

She has also held Board positions at the Dear Dyslexic Foundation and is currently on the Board of Travellers Aid Australia. As Executive Manager Communications, Nicola brings a passion for clear communications and skills in building awareness of causes and issues.

 

David is the Executive Manager of Autism Connect & Capacity Building at Amaze. He has a background in not-for-profit, government, education, health and community service delivery, and prior to joining Amaze, was the Director of Family Services at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He also has previous experience as a University Lecturer, and currently volunteers his time on a number of boards and committees. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in education and an MBA.

 

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