Our Board

WorkVentures is governed by a diverse board of directors who generously donate their time and contribute to the strategic direction and governance of the organisation.

Andrew Macpherson


Andrew is an experienced senior executive with a strong interest, and specific experience, in using technology and innovation to transform traditional businesses. He has had a portfolio of directorships in the listed and not-for-profit spaces and industry sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, data analytics, vocational education and agribusiness.

Since 2016, Andrew has built a portfolio as a non-executive director in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. He currently chairs one NFP Board, is a non-executive director on an unlisted Fintech business He has been chair of another NFP Board, chair of two HR committees of ASX companies, chair of an Investment & Innovation committee of an ASX company, and has been a Director on three ASX companies.

Felix Wong


Felix Wong is an experienced senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry. He has held several leadership roles at Ingram Micro Inc, most recently as Chief Country Executive ANZ; prior to this, he was President of Mobility Asia Pacific.  

Felix is also a successful entrepreneur who co-founded Advanced Portable Technologies, a specialised IT distributor. He has been recognised for his leadership and contribution to the ICT Industry through his induction into ARN’s ICT Industry Hall of Fame.

Caroline McDaid

Director and CEO

Caroline is a strategic, commercial and impact-focused executive with experience across the commercial, not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors both in Australia and in the UK. She is recognised for her authentic and collaborative approach to both leadership and partnership. Her 20+ year career has spanned multi-national professional services, media and for-purpose sectors.

Her experience has provided her with a unique skillset incorporating corporate governance, P&L management, strategy setting and execution, strategic partnerships, complex…

commercial contract negotiation, program management and leading highly diverse teams. Caroline is a Chartered Accountant and an Executive MBA. Caroline has experience as an NFP board member and consultant to social enterprises.

Mike Worner


Mike is an experienced senior executive across a broad portfolio of business structures and industries, focusing on financial and operational roles and responsibilities. Over the last 20+ years, Mike has worked as a strategic partner to CEOs across a multitude of industries with a strong history of business turnaround, profit improvement, cultural development, financial sustainability, operational and strategic development, and geographic product/supply expansion.

Mike has had board director, board advisory and company secretarial roles within multi-national and local FMCG, NFP and Fintech businesses. He is currently a company secretary for a not-for-profit and a board advisor for two businesses. Mike has utilised his experience and career development by providing realistic and profound business and financial advice to a multitude of businesses and their stakeholders.

Tamara Pararajasingham


Tamara Pararajasingham is a proud Tamil Australian living and raising a family on Wurunjderi Country. She is the Executive General Manager, Impact and Innovation at Uniting NSW/ACT. This role brings together Tamara’s interests in navigating the intersections of profit and purpose, evidence and creativity, and leadership of both strategy and execution.

She brings to the role over a decade of experience working with for-purpose organisations in Australia and beyond, drawing on her foundations in commercial finance as well as studies in…

Human Rights Law, International Development, Social Impact and Economics. Over the last few years, Tamara’s career has focused on the design and evaluation of service models (including for impact investment), deeply embedding the voice of lived experience in these, measuring social outcomes and translating research to practice through innovation, strategy and advocacy.

Jodette Cleary


Jodette Cleary is the Chief People and Culture Officer at hipages, Australia’s number one place to connect with quality tradies. She joined the hipages team in 2015 as their first Chief People Officer to help spearhead their next exciting growth phase and cement their position as Australia’s number one site for hiring trades people.

Prior to joining hipages, Jodette spent eight years as the principal consultant and Managing Director of successful boutique HR consultancy. Before founding her…

HR consulting firm, she was the Asia Pacific HR Director for Honeywell Building Solutions. Jodette’s many successful consulting assignments span a host of impressive companies, including online experience gift supplier Red Balloon, global software house Atlassian, BigCommerce, AppSense, Moneytech, nearmap and Campaign Monitor.

Jodette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Industrial Relations & Psychology) from the University of NSW, a Masters of Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney and is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.