The Benojo Team

Like any successful company, our greatest asset is our people


 
  MARTYN RYAN    Founder, Executive Director & Chairman    

Martyn Ryan

Founder, Executive Director & Chairman

 

There aren’t many people like Martyn. That’s probably a good thing as the world can only accommodate so many humans with such drive and tenacity.

He’s applied his focus as management consultant to global companies across many sectors including Nestle, Hallmark, Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline, spent 10 years riding a motorcycle around the world between NGO projects, is a proven innovator and business builder, and is now committed to Benojo - to mobilise the good in us all and change how we think about philanthropy as a race.


 
  Bryson Vaughan

Bryson Vaughan       

Founder & Futurologist             

With 20 years experience as a director in the charity sector and as a leading architect developing solutions for organisations such as Cashcard and First Data, Bryson is committed to making heroes of those that give to others.

Although his lofty stature means he's terrible at hide and seek, Bryson makes up for it with his software design, corporate strategy, product development, governance and e-commerce skills. He is also a Director of Cystic Fibrosis NSW and Alport’s Syndrome Australia.

His passion for developing software solutions and understanding of the charity space has helped Benojo craft a truly unique collaboration platform. 


 
  Cam Swords

Cam Swords          

Tech Overlord                       

Cam honed his technical wizardry for almost ten years at one of the world's most respected software agencies. He guides the development team, pioneering agile methodologies and data-driven experimentation - continuously improving our technology platform.

He claims his greatest achievement is finishing Golden Eye 007 Facility in under 2 minutes 5 seconds, granting him invincibility. We don’t tell him that this super power only applies on the Nintendo 64 because we like the supreme confidence it gives him in real life.


 
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Dawn Hillier-Davis          

Master Conductor                      

With 19 years spent coordinating photojournalists around the world, and later corporate culture change programs, Dawn looks after everyone on Benojo. She’s committed to bringing people together to make giving easier for everyone. Her attention to detail verges on the inhuman, nothing seems to phase her, and her smile makes working at Benojo that much more rewarding.

When she’s not getting shit done at work she’s training for an Ironman race and conquering her fear of the ocean, inspired by her lioness within.


 
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Yun-Hsian Wu          

Software Developer                    

Yun is a software developer with over ten years of experience. Before joining Benojo, Yun was a research and development team leader, delivering a hugely complex shipyard terminal operating system, requiring real-time performance and continuous non stop operation.


Passionate about the creativity and flexibility of software and the endless possibilities is brings, Yun-Hsian now focuses on building a world-class platform that connects people, organisation and charities.


 
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Chris Maxwell          

Software Developer                   

Over a year with Sydney's premier software agency prepared him well for his role at Benojo, where he helps thousands of people change the world, one line of code at a time.

After he's finished verbally encouraging his computer to obey his commands he'll be in bars avoiding talent scouts who want him to appear half naked on TV once again.


 
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Aidan Beanland          

Marketing Bloke                   

Aidan has been a pioneer in the online marketing and digital space since 1997 – before Google and when the internet was in black and white.

Aidan is a specialist in driving value, not just traffic, to a business through education, experimentation and scientific analysis. He is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences and events.

During his career he helped set up the US operation of a global marketing agency, advised some of the biggest companies (such as Walmart, eBay and Dell) and led others through complex, high-risk changes. He was global head of SEO for Yahoo, ran his own digital consultancy and now helps Benojo spread its message through a series of 0s and 1s.


Advisory Board

 

Harvey Sanchez          

Marketing                     

Harvey is a driven, results-oriented leader with an extensive background in global sales/marketing, business development, and program management within diverse industries, specifically technology and telecommunications. He is currently Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at AVADO, moving there after heading up marketing at eBay Australia and spending two years as CEO of ClickView.


 

Susan Redden Makatoa          

Public Relations Specialist                   

Susan is Division Director at Temple Executive Search and a seasoned communications professional with over 20 years expertise in Australian and International markets - committed to creating and implementing strategies, aligned with business goals, that cut through the clutter. 

A former group managing director at Ogilvy PR, she has previously held executive roles at SenateSHJ and also held senior positions at the NSW Chamber of Commerce and ASIC. She has a wealth of experience working in the government, NGO, and corporate sectors.


 

Iain McGuire          

Governance, Risk and Corporate Strategy                 

As a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Iain has assisted many top 100 ASX organisations with integration of complex projects, contract governance & commercial management, cost reduction, global shared services centre implementation and optimisation, data analytics, customer focused strategies, and organisational governance reviews. 

In addition he has a deep industry background in technology leadership, risk and systems integration. 


 

Margaret Antunes          

Legal                        

As founder and principal of Antunes lawyers, Margaret leads one of Sydney’s most reputable law firms. Her experience is both in Australian and International law with her expertise spanning a diverse range of disciplines including; corporate structuring, technology application and intellectual property.

Margaret is an advocate for social justice and is passionate about collaboration with the not for profit sector to bring about social change.