The Team

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Our Board

Eyal Halamish (Chair and CEO), Matthew Gordon (Company Secretary), Gautam Raju, Linh Do and Nic Frances-Gilley.

Our Team

Eyal Halamish, Chief Executive Officer: Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, this ‘activist in a suit’ quit his corporate consulting gig to become OurSay’s first employee. When the deliberation is done, Eyal makes the final call at OurSay.

Matthew Gordon, Chief Operations Officer: Matthew is the glue behind the OurSay operation. He makes sure the people, systems and the house are in order.

Mo Elleissy, Client Delivery Manager: Mo is a youth worker by trade. He brings not only passion, but also years of experience in multicultural community engagement. He was on reality TV back in 2011 and is still milking his 15 minutes of fame. Ask him about his time on the Amazing Race Australia when he trains you on our platform.

George “Racca” Racovalis, Government Relations Manager: George is like your long lost best friend. George has long and deep relationships with local and state government movers and shakers. His job is to find out ways we can help government keep citizens close and in the loop.

Tim Krins, Web Developer: Tim builds laser tag systems and websites. If you need to know, our website is held together by duct tape and Tim. Tim operates from a new country every week. Ask him about OurSay's flexible work arrangements.

Nicole Hunter, Associate Engagement Director: Nicole is the person you want in the room when the issues are highly charged and the stakeholders are emotional. Nicole helps OurSay facilitate risky conversations with community.

Jen Lilburn, Associate Engagement Director: Jen commenced her professional life as a teacher, before specialising in community engagement and facilitation. Jen helps OurSay bring authentic engagement to community members.

Kimbra White, Associate Engagement Director: Kimbra started out as an urban planner before moving specialising in advocacy and public participation. She is the former President of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia. Kimbra helps OurSay continuously improve its community engagement practice.

Keith Greaves, Associate Engagement Director: Keith brings years of experience connecting scientists with the public. Keith helps OurSay drive dynamic conversations around big dilemmas in our society. Keith is currently a Board Member of International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia.

Marco Bass, Associate Communications Director: Marco Bass is a communications executive, with more experience than the OurSay team combined. Marco was chief of News and Current Affairs for the ABC Victoria, where he founded the popular ‘Insiders’ and ‘ABC News Breakfast’ programs. He now helps governments develop digital presence integrating web, social and community, with an eye for content.

Gautam Raju, Dreamer: Gautam is the visionary and the brain behind the look and feel of OurSay. He is on sabbatical in India, experimenting in the world's largest democracy.

Foundational Team

OurSay was founded by the hard work of the following people: Gautam Raju, Matthew Gordon, Eyal Halamish, Linh Do, Hedda Ransan-Elliott and Luke Giuliani.

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