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Our team

Values-driven, creative, and skilled people

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Base Team

The folks that dream up, launch, run and measure all of the Code for Australia programs. They exist to open up opportunities for collaboration and bring people together.

Matt Sawkill

Managing Director
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Esther Semo

Head of Community + Communications

Cassitie Galliott

Head of Delivery + People

Tim Castle

Product Manager

Founding Team

Our Founding Team continue to coach and advise Base Team and the wider community. Our Founders also serve as our Board of Directors.

Alvaro Maz

Founding Member

Daniel Groch

Founding Member

Jacob Lindsay

Founding Member

Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors exist to support and advise Base Team, and include experts from industry and government, our founders and a rotating position for one of our Fellows. To read more about our Board, head here.

Irina Anastasiu

Ex-Fellow, Full-Stack Software Architect & UX Designer

Lizzie O'Shea

Lawyer, Writer, Founder & Chair of Digital Rights Watch

Judy Anderson-Firth

CEO at Startup Victoria

Tien-Ti Mak

Director & Co-CEO at Premonition.io

Jithma Beneragama

Strategic Advisor - Public Sector at AWS

Anni Rowland-Campbell

Non Executive Director at Founders and Coders

Mark Woodland

CEO at Xplor, TSG & QK Technologie

Jacob Lindsay

Founding Member

Daniel Groch

Founding Member

Alvaro Maz

Founding Member

Current Fellows

Our current Fellows are the amazing people who are working with us for six months, alongside a partner, to create change through our Fellowship program.

Sindhu Harinath

UX Designer at Infoxchange

Tim Kallady

Developer at Infoxchange

Cédric Quenette

Developer at Infoxchange
Fellowship Alumni

Since day one we’ve had amazing people involved in our Fellowship program. To view the full list of legendary folks who have been involved.

Facilitators & Researchers

Our network of facilitators and researchers are trusted and respected friends from across industry, who are on call to help us deliver programs around Australia.

Let’s tackle social problems, together.

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We're based in Melbourne, on the traditional lands of the Woiwurrung and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging across Australia.

As an organisation we benefit from the rich history of contributions that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people have made to the world.

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