Colette M.



I bring a unique synthesis of skills gained through 20-years' experience in leadership roles as Country Director for a global NGO, CEO of a new Indigenous financial inclusion foundation, and as a strategic public-private partnership manager. During my NGO career, I have worked with communities in Laos, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, and Australia's first nations. My management style is collaborative, open, friendly, productive and effective. In my work with NGO's, I have led and managed highly competent technical teams across diverse programming sectors; overseen multi-million dollar budgets; and developed best practice programs that are co-designed with and responsive to, community needs, meet organisational and partner objectives and are underpinned by rigorous governance. As a highly skilled and effective key partnership manager, I have lead and managed collaborative strategic relationships internally and externally resulting in both mutually respectful and beneficial relationships that secure funding. I have a unique capacity to work adeptly across diverse and often complex environments with ease and confidence. World Education Inc. (WEI) Country Director, Laos 2014 - 2018 World Education Australia Limited (WEAL) Regional Livelihoods Program Manager 2010 - 2014 First Nations Foundation Chief Executive Officer 2006 - 2010 Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service National Microfinance Manager 2003 - 2006


  • education
  • civil society
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • microfinance
  • financial services
  • laos
  • australia
  • nepal
  • georgia
  • cambodia
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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