Connecting Up will be closed from Friday 26th of May 2017 5:30 pm AEST until late Saturday 27th of May 2017 for maintenance. Registration, validation services and donation and discount requests will be unavailable during this time. If you have any concerns, please contact Customer Support at or 1300 731 844


Anne Gawen

Chief Executive Officer

Anne Gawen is Chief Executive Officer at Connecting Up where she provides leadership and management towards building the capacity of the not-for-profit sector, including promoting the development of information and technology networks nationally and internationally.

Andy Mulvany

Business Development Manager

Catherine McIntyre

Community Information Coordinator

Daniel Mateos

Web Developer

Daniel is our in-house Developer at Connecting Up.

Eric Jenkins

Customer Support Officer

Kate Preiss

Executive Manager, Programs and Sector Development

Kate Preiss is the Executive Manager, Programs and Sector Development at Connecting Up, where she provides line management support to the Customer Support and Community & Events Teams.

Lauren Forster

Account Manager

Lauren Forster is an Account Manager at Connecting Up, where she helps not-for-profit organisations with their requirements and ordering.

Mathan Allington

Marketing Coordinator

Mathan Allington is the Marketing Coordinator at Connecting Up, where he helps the not-for-profit sector by driving marketing & communications.

Olivier Maennel

Events & Communications Officer

Olivier Maennel works on our events program at Connecting Up, helping to understand the needs of the not-for-profit sector and plan events that meet these requirements.

Pankaj Chhalotre

Executive Manager, Technology Projects and services

Pankaj Chhalotre is Executive Manager, Technology Projects and Services at Connecting Up.

Poorni Illangasekara

Customer Services Officer

Poorni Illangasekara is a Customer Service professional with an extensive customer interface and solid experience providing diverse customer support in high volume call center environments.

Ryan Jones

Technology & Membership Coordinator

Ryan Jones is the Marketing Coordinator at Connecting Up, where he manages the marketing and communications activities for the organisation.

Sarah Rayner-Fry

Customer Support Coordinator

Sarah Rayner Fry is one of the Customer Support Coordinators where she helps to answer some of those tricky eligibility questions and helps not-for-profits access Connecting Up's services.

Sean Courtney

Communications Officer

Tina Vuong

Customer Support Coordinator

Tina Vuong is the Customer Support Coordinator at Connecting Up. She answers tricky eligibility questions and responds to a variety of queries regarding our various programs.