Team Members

Team Members

Our team is an international mix of staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Only our core team members are listed here.

Board of Directors | Ambassadors | Team Members

Team Members


Shane Nichols, CEO
Melbourne, Australia
Shane has worked in microfinance and rural development in countries across Asia and the Pacific for the past two decades.



James Le Compte, Program Director
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
With almost a decade of development experience, James oversees our Responsible Inclusive Finance & Capability Development programs.
Janet Oxley, LMS Coordinator
Sydney, Australia


Jessie Fisher, Program Officer
With a background in International Studies, Jessie has lived abroad in Indonesia and France. She has been an Australian Youth Ambassador and completed placements with UN Women Australia and IWDA.
Sandra Carvajal, Program Development Coordinator
With background in communications and international studies, Sandra has worked in China, Italy, and Bangladesh.


Alex Peachey, Agribusiness Lead
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Joanne Qian, Program Quality Lead
Melbourne, Australia
With a PhD in Economics, Joanne has extensive experience in designing and developing survey, assessment, and monitoring tools.


Awais Butt, Responsible Finance Lead
Lahore, Pakistan
Awais is a Lead Assessor of the Smart Campaign and an expert in the Progress out of Poverty Index. He has more than a decade of experience in responsible finance.

Chris Wardle, RLP Manager Laos


Rose Ramilo, Training Specialist
Manila, Philippines
With more than a decade and a half experience in microfinance and education, Rose’s focus is on the design and implementation of financial capability development programs.
Salla Mankinen, Regional Technology Specialist
Salla has extensive experience in software development, technology architectures and design as well as technology team leading. She has worked on various types of solutions from big enterprise systems to small mobile phone apps.


Max Walden, Field Support Officer Sintang, Indonesia
Antoinette Abou-Rizk, Field Support Officer
Nuku’alofa, Tonga


Aaron Brown, Field Support Officer – IT Developer Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Elly Cashmore, Field Support Officer Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Pamela Clifford, Field Support Officer Suva, Fiji
Narelle McCallum, Field Support Officer – eLearning Content Developer
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Marketing and Fundraising


Rebecca Melrose, Creative Writer & Media Officer
Helena Hurley, Corporate Relations Manager


Priscilla Madrid Valero, Corporate Events Coordinator
Caroline Armitage, Supporter Relations Officer
Caroline is a Chartered Accountant. At Good Return, she has been involved with policy and risk reviews, trips coordination, and now coordinates our supporter programs.


Steven Hayes, Digital and CRM Producer





Norm Sturrock, Risk Advisor
Norm is an ex-banker who oversees our operations and risk management process. As Good Return chief editor, he also manages the online content.
Mehul Patel, Financial Controller
Mehul is originally from Kenya and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a number of years in audit and the commercial sector in UK and Australia.


Lesley Hume, HR Advisor
Lesley has had a long and varied career in the NSW public sector and brings a wide range of skills to Good Return.
Ian Jackson, Compliance Advisor
Ian is from Scotland but has lived in Australia for thirty years. He has an English law degree and has worked in insurance all his career, lately in compliance roles.


Daryl Pilkington, IT Specialist