Berry is the co-founder and Creative Director of Small Giants, the Publisher and Editor of Dumbo Feather and a mum to the three cutest kids in the world. Berry loves the garden at work. Especially the roses. A few years back, Berry used to write screenplays in LA and directed a few short films but decided to come home and get married to Danny (CEO extraordinaire of Small Giants). Very good decision.
Kaj (pronounced Kai) works with the Small Giants team to produce new and innovative projects that positively impact the world. With a passion for philosophy and learning, he is also the Director of The School of Life Australia. A Humanitarian (Civil) Engineer by training, he sits on the Board at Engineers Without Borders Australia, where he previously worked. His other roles at Small Giants include: table tennis enthusiast, mixed D-grade indoor soccer player and coffee lover…
Mele-Ane is part of the Small Giants strategy team and runs portfolio company Dumbo Feather – a magazine which has conversations with extraordinary people. After working for some years as a corporate lawyer (in Melbourne and Abu Dhabi) and in community and human rights law (in Kunnunurra and the Netherlands), Mele-Ane went on to complete an MBA at Oxford University as an Associate Fellow at the Skoll Centre. After only using her brain to make most decisions, Mele-Ane then followed her heart to this dream job… where she couldn’t be happier!
Connie (AKA the Queen of the White House) is Danny and Berry’s assistant and looks after everyone in Small Giants and the beautiful building we call the White House. After working in many different roles over the years in different industries Connie wanted to find a place that she felt aligned with her personal values and wanted to find a job she loved! Once she found out what Small Giants did she new she had found the place.When she is not running around and keeping everyone in check in the office she loves playing soccer with the Small Giants indoor soccer team, running, travelling, food (it’s in her Italian blood) and she is always up for trying something new!
Yasmeen is part of the strategy team, helping bring Small Giants’ creative, social and environmental projects to life. Previously, Yasmeen managed artists and programmed food & wine events at Melbourne Writers Festival, and dabbled in social policy in Amsterdam, where she received her Masters in Sociology. She’s passionate about food, travel, writing and making the world a more welcoming place for everyone. When she’s not at the White House, you can find her outside somewhere or whisking up recipes and stories for her blog, Wandering Spice.
Yvonne is responsible for the finance function at Small Giants. She has 10 years experience working in Business Advisory and Assurance as a Chartered Accountant. Yvonne is currently enrolled in a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree through the University of Adelaide. Her strong interest in social entrepreneurship, impact investing and the future of incorporating sustainability reporting into the financial and accounting frameworks led her to this amazing opportunity at Small Giants. Yvonne and her husband look after three of their own ‘small giants’ at home. As a family they will take any opportunity to spend time outdoors doing cool stuff like diving, fishing and camping.
Caroline is in the strategy team of Small Giants, and Chief Impact Officer at Impact Investment Group (an Australian funds manager). Caroline has 9 years’ professional experience in the commercial, government and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining IIG and Small Giants, Caroline founded the New Generation of Giving program, an Australian-first which develops emerging leaders in impact investment and philanthropy. Caroline began her career as a commercial lawyer with Sydney firm, Pigott Stinson. She is an alum of the 2012 Sydney Leadership program.
Lillian is part of the Small Giants strategy team. Passionate about education and social justice, Lillian worked previously as a corporate lawyer, speechwriter to a federal politician and as Development Director at Stand Up, a Jewish social justice organisation. She has consulted widely in the for not-for-profit sector. Lillian is also Coordinator of the Pathways to Politics Program for Women at Melbourne University. She has a Masters of Law in Human Rights.