Chairperson: Matthew Taylor
JP, MBA, BSc (Hons)
Matthew is the Chairperson of Path 2 Change, having been appointed in February 2020. Matthew has a background in HR and general business management and brings over 20 years’ experience to the board.
Matthew developed a strong sense of devotion for the not-for-profit sector having previously worked at a senior level for over 10 years in the sector in both the UK and Australia, including 7 years as a CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW (KAB). He is currently national HR Manager for a global environmental consultancy as well as running his own HR consulting business.
Matthew holds an MBA (Newcastle) and Executive Leadership qualifications from the University of Oxford. Matthew is also involved in other local organisations in the region including the Newcastle Business Club and supporting the work of Ronald McDonald House charities.
Vice Chairperson: Madeleine Tiedeman
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Diploma of Legal Practice (LPAB)
Madeleine currently works as an in-house lawyer in industrial relations for Svitzer Australia. Prior to going in-house, Madeleine practised in Employment Law for 7 years in private practice for a range of clients.
Madeleine previously served on the Board of the Hunter Young Professionals as a Director and Vice President for three years. This was an invaluable experience that enabled her to give back to her professional community, as well as build and grow relationships with other professionals in the Newcastle area.
Madeleine was born and grew up in Newcastle where she completed her education, and is a true Novocastrian. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her two-year-old Cavoodle dog; Pretzel, who is objectively the cutest dog in the world! Madeleine wanted to join P2C to give back to the community and disadvantaged people in a productive way, using the skills she has developed across her life and career.
Treasurer: David Hutchison
Bachelor of Commerce (USQ) and Member of Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Starting his professional career as an undergraduate Accountant with PKF (then Lawler Partners) in 2008, David enjoyed the opportunity to work with clients large and small to obtain an understanding of their business, pain points and key areas of risk to identifying opportunities for growth.
Currently David is Principal in the assurance division, and heavily involved in the implementation of data analytics and the evolution of audit methodology. In 2021, he took the opportunity to join the Path 2 Change Board or Directors and is honoured to be involved with an organisation that provides such a benefit to its clients.
Secretary: Jasmine Turvey
Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations); International Relations and Affairs
Jasmine is a Board member of Path 2 Change, appointed in August 2022. Jasmine has 12 years of experience in strategic communications, public affairs, government and media relations, corporate partnerships, and fundraising.
Jasmine has a history with the not-for-profit sector, including working with Australia for UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency, First Nations Foundation, Foodbank NSW & ACT, Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors, BaptistCare’s HOPESTREET, and Cancer Drugs Alliance.
Her current work involves consulting for Centre for Social Impact, collaborating with UNSW, Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Western Australia, and Flinders University, established to drive transformational social impact research and education. Jasmine also volunteers her time with other local organisations in the region including Northern Settlement Services, aiding recently resettled refugees.
Board Member: Tom Taylor
CPA, B.Com (Accounting)
Tom is a Board member of Path 2 Change appointed in October 2019. Tom has a background in both public and government sector accounting and compliance.
Tom is presently a GST Specialist working with both State and National Government. His role involves working with clients within the private sector to review corporate governance, compliance, and operating environment.
Tom has previously worked in the public accounting space, assisting clients on all thing’s taxation, superannuation, and compliance. Tom is a keen sportsman, dog owner and homebrewer, who hopes to use his background to contribute positively towards the issues faced by disadvantaged and homeless youth.
Board Member: Sarah-Jane Daniel
Bachelor of Youth Work, Dip Community Services, Criminal Justice
Over the past 10 years Sarah-Jane has centred her career around working with families, supporting at risk young people, and overseeing Child Protection programs. These experiences have provided Sarah-Jane with skills and expertise and high levels of responsibility within the Community Services sector.
Sarah-Jane has completed a Bachelor of Youth Work, Diploma of Community Services and is currently studying Criminal Justice at University. She is passionate about collaborating with services with a focus of supporting vulnerable young people to experience positive outcomes and make informed decisions about their own lives.
Sarah-Jane has two beautiful Huskies and has committed to volunteering her time on the Path 2 Change Board to ensure the organisation continues to deliver vital services for at risk young people in our community.
Board Member: Nick Lane
B.Bus (Land Econ) Adv Dip (Farm Mgt) AAPI MAICD
Nick is a Board member of Path 2 Change appointed in July 2022. Nick has been a property professional for 28 years, with extensive experience in the disciplines of property advisory, sales, leasing negotiation, valuation, portfolio transactions, buyer & tenant representation, property development, conveyancing, stakeholder engagement, budgeting, strategy formulation and risk identification.
Throughout Nick’s career, he’s developed high level communication and negotiation skills and provided high level, strategic property advice to a range of clients in the Mining, Infrastructure & Natural Resources sectors, together with Government Agencies, Corporations and Boards. He is currently a director and principal of N.J Lane Property Advisory, based in Newcastle.
Nick is an Associate member of the Australian Property Institute (AAPI) and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), having completed the Foundations of Directorship Certificate in 2019. He’s previously served as a volunteer board member of the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve.
Board Member: Jason Bourke
MBA, B.Soc.Sc (Recreation & Tourism Management)
Jason is a Board member of Path 2 Change, appointed in August 2023. Jason has a background in local government, marketing, finance, community development and fundraising.
Jason currently works as a Manager for Community Partnerships & Business Development for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in Northern NSW. Jason manages community engagement, corporate partnerships, sponsorship, community events and the Services’ large workplace giving fundraising program.
Previous roles include the inaugural Executive Officer of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation, Head of Regional Development for Variety – the Children’s Charity (NSW & ACT) and Promotions and Tourism Manager for Orange City Council.
Jason is an alumni of University of Newcastle and has completed the Governance qualification from the AICD. Jason is a husband and father of two children and has a keen interest in supporting disadvantaged young people to reach their full life potential through mentoring and education.