Team

We advocate & empower collaborative outcomes.

Our team is dedicated to building a disaster resilient future by educating, connecting and motivating solutions across business, government and community stakeholders.

Our international team are specialists in:

» Community Relations
» Stakeholder Engagement
» Capability Development
» Strategic Partnerships

» Resilience Building
» Disaster Risk Reduction
» Emergency Management
» Business Continuity

» Workshop Facilitation
» Leadership Training
» Simulation Exercises
» Local/national Events

Our international team are specialists in:

» Community Relations
» Stakeholder Engagement
» Capability Development
» Strategic Partnerships
» Resilience Building
» Disaster Risk Reduction
» Emergency Management
» Business Continuity
» Workshop Facilitation
» Leadership Training
» Simulation Exercises
» Local/national Events

Renae Hanvin

Founder + Director

Renae founded corporate2community in 2018, motivated by her personal experience of disasters and understanding of the role businesses can play in helping Australian communities before, during and after impacts.

As a leading partnership broker between industry and government, Renae shapes private sector solutions bolster government efforts in the delivery of community resilience-led outcomes.

Renae leads forward-thinking approaches, processes and partnerships; providing pathways for the pricae sector and government to collabrate and co-design community resilient solutions.

Building resilient businesses and helping communities thrive is a shared responsibilty which requires collaborative contribution.

» Partnerships broker
» Strategic advisor
» Disaster philanthropy
» Resilience building
» Community-led solutions

James Ritchie

Principal Consultant

James brings diverse senior executive leadership experience from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

James has held executive responsibilities in disaster and emergency management throughout his career having executive accountability for risk mitigation, fire and flood response, counter terrorism planning and emergency evacuation.

James has a strong ability to lead, plan and deliver diverse projects and programs which is attributed to his strong strategic thinking. He holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Commerce Degree in Business Management, an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA50) from Fordham University, New York, USA and has completed training in Disaster Risk Management at the Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung (SLE) Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

» Disaster Risk Management
» Business Continuity Management
» Leadership and Governance
» Capacity Building
» Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

Julian Meagher

Specialist Consultant – Emergency Management

Julian is a senior emergency management leader spending 16 years in government prior to establishing a consulting service.

Throughout his career Julian has been involved in supporting and providing emergency management expertise and health content advice in responding to a range of emergencies in Victoria, around Australia and overseas – including floods, windstorms, fires and many HAZMAT incidents.

In 2009 Julian was involved in the Black Saturday response and its aftermath, the H1N1 Pandemic response and led the Victorian Medical Assistance Team component of Australia’s response to the Pacific Tsunami in Samoa.

Julian has held a number of leadership roles across the sector.

» Disaster Response
» Emergency Management
» Exercise Facilitation
» After Action Review
» Humanitarian Aid & Health

Kate Riddell

Specialist Consultant – Communities

Kate has a 20 year history of facilitation and training in a variety of community and educational organisations, with extensive experience in the volunteer, women’s health, Local Government and emergency services sectors.

Kate moved to the Kinglake Ranges in 2004. She spent 10 years volunteering in the emergency services.

In 2009, following Black Saturday, Kate co-founded Firefoxes Australia, a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation focused on community development and disaster recovery. During this time, Kate was awarded the Pride of Australia medal, Minister for Health Volunteer Award, Ambulance Victoria Leadership Excellence Award and the National Emergency Medal.

» Community Leadership
» Facilitation
» Community Connections
» Disaster Giving
» Disaster Recovery

Margaret Moreton

Specialist Consultant – Communities

Margaret works with communities to assist them to identify, understand and strengthen their assets, to prepare for all hazards, and to strengthen their resilience to recover from emergencies including fires, flood and cyclones, and other crises and challenges.

She advises and works with all levels of government, with non-government organizations and on the ground in communities. She translates and liaises between these sectors and advocates for the resilience of communities and the importance of community voice.

Margaret has a PhD in community resilience, is a member of the IAP2, a graduate of the AICD and is active in a number of advisory roles including the ACT (Ministerial) Bushfire Council (2017-2020), the Australian Vulnerability Partnership – National Resilience Taskforce, and the Disaster Resilience Education Strategy Group.

» Community Engagement
» Emergency Planning, Recovery and Resilience
» Strategy and Planning
» Group Facilitation

Melanie Peverill

50 Communities Project Coordinator

Melanie is an Australian Red Cross volunteer currently studying a Master of International Development Practice at Monash University – led by a special interest in management of disasters and humanitarian crises.

Melanie is project managing C2C’s 50 Communities Project to match community needs (before, during and after disasters) with capabilities from local and national businesses.

Implementing the project based on a shared responsibility philosophy supports Melanie’s passion for authentic community resilience building and sustainability approaches.

» Project Management
» Community Relations
» Capabilities Matching
» Stakeholder Engagement

Vanessa Marrama

Specialist Consultant – Project Management

Vanessa brings more than 10 years administration and mangement experience predominately in the not for profit sector.

She completed a Master of Business Administration in 2011 in additon to a Social Science degree and a Graduate Certificate in Risk Management.

Vanessa is passionate about applying her range of skills in the general administration, project management and social media space to ensure that communities and businesses alike become more resilient to natural and unnatural disasters, both in Australia and abroard.

» Project Management
» Social Media Management
» General Administration
» Events & Training