Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors are passionate advocates and champions for conscious business, investing their time and expertise in the stewardship of Conscious Capitalism Australia & NZ. They are responsible for overall performance and compliance, providing strategic direction, effective governance and leadership. All members serve on a voluntary basis, dedicating their time and expertise to a vision close to their hearts.

Joseph Ghaly, Brilliant Women

Acting Chair

Joseph is founder of Brilliant Women, a voice for Inclusion and Diversity and a channel for improving diversity on boards. He is a founding Associate of the Australian Leadership Project, author of Authentic Leadership: Australian Style, and The Relationship between Leadership and Diversity. Joseph is a Strategic Advisor to Boards and Leaders of innovative organisations.

Victoria Plaksin, The Trusted Negotiator


Victoria is the co-founder of The Trusted Negotiator, a business which exists to help improve collaboration skills. We’re lucky to have Victoria’s experience in creating and nurturing strategic partnerships with CCANZ.

Geoff Manchester, Intrepid

Governance, Finance & Capital Raising

One of CCA's founders and one of two behind the trailblazing travel company, Intrepid. Geoff’s wisdom and life at the helm of a large purposive company continues to guide CCANZ.

Zara Choy

Service & Offerings

Passionate about social change, Zara brings diverse skills, experience and networks across business and the arts to the mix. Currently part of a profit-for-purpose agency Digital Storytellers (Business Steward), and co-founder and organiser of Carnival of the Bold, Zara is excited by the possibilities tomorrow holds, what we can co-create today for a brighter future, and providential intersections where great people, ideas and technologies collide.

Anne Miles, Suits&Sneakers

Marketing Director & Acting General Manager

Anne’s career in marketing and advertising spans just about every part of the marketing supply chain and in most categories and in B2C and B2B. Anne is passionate about diversity, changing the way brands are served, and improving their role and impact in society.

Luke Burrell, Mezzanine


Luke is the founder of Mezzanine, a creative branding agency with purpose. Mezzanine has been a key supporter of CCANZ through imparting guidance in it's brand strategy and online platform.

Meet Our Team

CCANZ’s functions are driven by a passionate team of volunteers who care deeply about supporting conscious business and elevating humanity through their contribution.


Victoria Plaksin Head of Partnerships & Ambassadors Program
Sarah Robertson Partnerships and Alliances Manager
Anne Miles Head of Marketing, Brand, PR, Acting General Manager
Luke Burrell Branding Director
Mezzanine Team Website & Email Marketing Platform
Draw History Team Communication Systems Support & Social Media
Zara Choy Head of Service & Offerings
Tim Huggins Head of Technology
Geoff Manchester Head of Governance, Finance & Capital Raising
Isabelle Susilowati Financial Controller



Simone Dowding Local Community Leader – NSW
Positions open for Events Coordinator, Local Members Engagement, Local Marketing Support. Apply here.




Jurgen Baumhoff  Role TBC
Jeffrey Effendi Marketing and Communications Support

Like to help power a growing movement of conscious businesses?
Various positions available. Check them out and apply to join our team here.