The Benojo Team
Like any successful company, our greatest asset is our people
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.
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.
His previous roles at National Australia Bank, Dun & Bradstreet & Ernst & Young Pascal has finely honed his significant business experience - coupled with his lifelong drive to help others he embodies the perfect combination of head and heart needed to ensure the ongoing success of Benojo. You’d be pressed to meet a more passionate, driven and personable leader.
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.
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.
Social Impact Technologist
With his combined experience in software development, CSR, charities and social impact measurement, together with an internal drive to dedicate his luck in life to those who've been less lucky, Greg's decision to join Benojo made itself.
He came from 13 years writing software in the high-frequency trading industry, which paid the bills while he ran a successful corporate philanthropy program on the side and completed a post-grad in Community and Non-for-profit Management. A self-confessed volunteer-aholic, Greg has compulsively given his time to an extensive list of community organisations and charities in numerous capacities. He's obsessed with impact measurement, automation - and that spreadsheets are never the answer, only part of the journey. As director of Dandelion Support Network, he won a 2018 Third Sector Award for his work on their Operations and Social Impact Measurement software, and actively works to build collaboration between Dandelion's sister organisations.
If he's not busy tiring out his twin boys, working the vegetable patch or fishing the deep ocean, he's certainly not sleeping. He's probably volunteering for something.
Like a painting by Dali, John's career has been colourful and slightly surreal. Before leading Benojo Knowledge John's career was peppered with things like helping Australians to transition to sustainable energy through Musk-mobiles and home batteries, booking international artists at Glastonbury Festival, and piloting one of the UK's largest citizenship programs for young people. At the heart of all of this was a desire to make the world a better place by working with people.
He completed an MBA at MGSM in early 2018, with a burning desire to help businesses become agents of world benefit. He believes that knowledge is powerful, and in an age of knowledge, ignorance is a choice - as such he is excited to be heading up Benojo Knowledge.
He loves getting better acquainted with Australia and developing a deeper appreciation for its' culture, landscape and history (please send him great book/podcast suggestions on this). He fears that he lives in a tiny echo chamber which makes him believe that most people care deeply about this planet and the people that live here. Luckily, the more people he meets, the more this seems to be the reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.