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Charity Bounce
Board, Ambassadors & Advisors


Stephen Dunn

Stephen is the Chairman of Charity Bounce and a Qualified Accountant (CPA), originally from South Australia. Having worked as a Senior Officer at the Australian Taxation Office prior to moving to London in 2008, he went on to establish a successful Tax Consultancy and Accountancy Business.  He sold the company in 2008 and moved to Sydney with his family, managing a significant financial portfolio including Properties in Australia and overseas, share funds and investments in several companies.

With a passion for basketball, he became an Owner and Director of Sydney Kings Basketball in 2010 and held a position on the board until the sale to AEG Ogden in 2016. In addition, Stephen was a Director and Shareholder of the National Basketball League and held the position of Executive Director for 8 months overseeing the de-merger of the NBL from Basketball Australia. Since 2015 he was a Director of the not for profit organisation, Kings Community Limited, which was launched as Charity Bounce in 2016 where he now holds the position of Chairman.

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Board Member

Rickard Gardell​

Rickard is a founder of PEP and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Prior to founding PEP, Rickard was a Director of Bain & Company and had 14 years of consulting experience in Europe, Asia and Australasia.


CEO & Board Member

Ian Heininger

Originally working with homeless youth on the streets of Sydney, Ian has spent more than 25 years working in the not for profit sector and during this time went on to bridge the divide into the corporate space having now worked with 1000’s of people from homeless youth to CEO’s.


Having worked with diverse communities, global companies, and professional sports, Ian is a registered psychologist, accredited mediator and trainer, with a BA (Psychology and Technology), Post Graduate studies in Psychology, Associate Diploma of Community Services, Bachelor of Ministry, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and Certificate in Business. Ian always returns to his passion to make the biggest difference for those most in need with as much energy as he can provide, continuously striving to pioneer innovative programs for disadvantaged individuals and communities.


Board Member

Fernando Reani

With over 25 years of senior executive experience in global sports and lifestyle brands, currently leading the Under Armour teams in Australia & New Zealand, Reani has a strong track record of empowering others.


Reani aligns with Bounce's mission to break the cycle of underemployment, poverty, and limited opportunities for at-risk youth. His commitment lies in empowering these young people to realise their full potential, fostering a positive future for themselves and their communities.



Board Member

Phil Hudson

Phil is a Fellow and Life Member of the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc.  Phil is a highly regarded Tariff & Trade Consultant, in which capacity he has represented many major companies in tariff and trade negotiations with the Australian Government with outstanding success.


Board Member

Max Schroder

Max graduated from the University of New England, with a Bachelor of Arts, with majors in English, Philosophy and Education and then went on to complete his BA (hons) and post-graduate studies in Education and Linguistic Philosophy, graduating with MA (hons) in Educational Philosophy.


Max has extensive experience within the education sector as a teacher, administrator, and academic executive and registrar roles at a number of institutions including the University of New south Wales. Max went on become a founder of NAVITAS Ltd., which is currently in the ASX200 and has a market capitalisation of the order of $2bn, operating globally.

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Board Member

Kate Kesby

As the dynamic founder of Wyda, Kate brings a wealth of experience in developing high-performance for the modern workplace, compassion, and continuous learning to the team.


With a passion for sustainable growth and impactful learning and as a certified executive coach and dedicated youth volunteer, Kate's diverse expertise promises to elevate the Bounce programs, bringing fresh perspectives to empower the individuals and teams we work with.

Celebrity & Youth Ambassadors


Global Ambassador


Former Harlem Globetrotter and now internationally acclaimed transformational speaker Tracy A Williams continues to inspire positive change as the Global Ambassador for Charity Bounce. 

Tracy uses his childhood experiences, his time with the Harlem Globetrotters, lessons learned from coaching basketball professionally in Japan and his experience as a transformational speaker to inform people and inspire them to both do more and change more – as he


Tracy is passionate about nurturing and developing the innate potential in others that will make them productive and successful, and has developed high-energy programs from 30 years’ experience in business, media and professional sports to help this happen.

As a Harlem Globetrotter, Tracy performed under one of basketball’s greatest spotlights and is perfectly suited to the role of our Global Ambassador, having shared his creative approach to success with thousands of people, including media and TV appearances, speaking to Fortune 500 companies and presenting at the White House.


As Global Ambassador, he has committed to harnessing the same drive that carried him all over the world playing basketball to teach young people how to shoot, score and win big on and off the court.

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Olympic Medallist


Jenni is two-time Olympic medallist with the successful Australian national women’s basketball team, the Opals. She played professionally in Australia and in Italy for more than 15 years and co-captained the Opals in the latter stages of her career. Jenni now works in media and high performance and is passionately involved in athlete wellbeing and the transition from elite work. She is also Deputy Chairpersonr of the FIBA Players’ Commission and a commentator with FoxSports. She is married to former Australian Boomer and Melbourne Tigers championship player Neil Mottram. Jenni is driven and passionate about paying it forward and helping others find their true potential.

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Alicia Bilyara Finlay Bennett (known as “Ali” or “Bilyara” is a Sydney based Indigenous artist who works mainly using earth pigments and acrylic polymer. Bilyara utilises her knowledge of barkindji (grandmother country) language and Dreamtime then connects her life experience away and on country interpreting stories into art from pieces. Bilyara is the daughter of late renowned Indigenous painter and emu egg carver Richard “crunchy” Bennett (Nuddii) and artist Amanda Farquharson who studied her masters at COFA. Bilyara is also the granddaughter of renowned still life painter late Constance Farquharson, Indigenous grandparents Isobel Bennett and Frederick Joseph Bennett deceased members of the stolen generation.

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Celebrity Chef


Chef Sean Connolly is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most respected and recognised chefs. With a wealth of experience and restaurants that span the globe, he is a true visionary who never says no to an opportunity to share his love and passion for wonderful produce and honest food. Sean was named Good Food Guide Chef of the Year in 2008, has hosted the television series My Family Feast and, with the show’s companion cookbook, took out the title of Best Celebrity Chef Cook Book in the World at the 2011 Paris Book Fair.

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R&B Singer


Mi-kaisha is an R&B Soul artist and songwriter who was born and raised in Sydney’s south. Her lyrics represent hard-hitting, often political messages about being a young blak and pacific islander woman in Australia. She draws inspiration from the strong, resilient women in her community. Mi-kaisha was named National NAIDOC Week Youth of the Year in 2019 and was recently admitted to the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.

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Our Expert Advisors

Chris Hall


Chief Executive Officer

Primary Communication

Government and Communication Advisor

Jacob Holmes


Chief Executive Officer

Australian Basketballers Association

Player Engagement & Welfare Advisor

Gina Ledynak


Founder & CEO at L&A Social Media

Digital Media and Women’s Advocacy Advisor

Cain Slater


Head of Department

Kari Foundation Indigenous Employment and Programs Advisor

Jennifer Mar Young


Executive Director,

Community Partnerships

Aboriginal Affairs NSW

Vikram Chowdhary


Head of Marketing and Fundraising

ChildFund Australia

Marketing and Fundraising Advisor

Hamish Stephenson


Commercial Director 

Salt (North and South America) Recruitment and Employment Pathways Advisor

Ricky Mentha 


Indigenous Research Fellow

Baker IDI Aboriginal Health and Remote Programs Advisor

Stacey Dawes


Human Resources Consultant

Human Resources and Recruitment Advisor

Eugenia Kolivos


Partner at Corrs Chamber


Legal Advisor

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