R.O.L.E. Australia was established to support the activities of R.O.L.E. Bali, primarily the Bali WISE skills education program for marginalised women. Funds raised by R.O.L.E. Australia go to Bali WISE.
Through a partnership with the Global Development Group, all Australian donations to the Bali WISE program are tax deductable. GDG is approved by the Federal Government to undertake and oversee aid and development activities in developing countries, and monitors the Bali WISE program.
R.O.L.E. Australia is also a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ABN 50127339717).
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R.O.L.E. Australia Board Bios
Mark discovered the work of Role and its Baliwise program in 2009 when Indonesia Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He joined Role Australia’s board in 2014. He has worked for Channel Seven, the ABC’s Four Corners program and was editor of The Sunday Age and Editor in Chief of The Age.
Mark has won several Quill Awards, a Walkley Award for his international reporting and the United Nations Media Peace Prize. He holds a Masters in Strategic Affairs from the Australian National University.
Sarah is an Australian environmental lawyer with a PhD in Indonesian environmental law
who has lived and worked in Indonesia for over eight years. She has been a full-time academic at the
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and was in legal practice in Sydney for 15 years. She
began her involvement with Baliwise after moving to Bali in 2016 and runs one of its courses.
Michael first visited Bali on a surfing adventure in 1979. Intrigued by the Balinese craft traditions, he settled on the island and began producing jewellery with local artisans, establishing the MOD (Michael O’Leary Designs) Group, which employed and trained hundreds of local staff. He cherished Bali’s environment and culture and the principles of sustainability guided the group’s environmental, social and economic business practices.
In April 2007, Mike established the ROLE Foundation. R.O.L.E. stands for Rivers, Oceans, Lands and Ecology. Role then branched out from its environmental focus to help those most in need, marginalized women, through the Baliwise skills education and business development programs.
David brings with him 11 years of experience in advertising and marketing; including digital strategy, advertising and integrated marketing. He has a Master’s Degree focused in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from RMIT University,
David has worked in Australia, the UK and Malaysia and while he’s explored every continent, bar Antarctica, Bali still holds a special significance for him. He is a firm believer that travellers are the greatest potential agents of social and environmental change, and from 5pm-9am, thinks up ways to spur them into action through his sustainable travel business.
Kaine is a career organiser and communications specialist who has worked in the environmental movement, in multiple capacities, in several countries for more than a decade. He is currently the Wilderness Society’s Lead Community Organiser, responsible for the training and development of it’s volunteer network and community organising strategy. He has successfully headed up the Wilderness Society’s state election and issue-based field campaigns. Kaine has also worked as a journalist, teacher and in corporate communications and events.
John has extensive experience in the corporate sector and is qualified in Business Management, Workplace Training and Professional Counselling. He has managed a software company and was General Manager of international jewelry firm MOD.
John has been extensively involved in the not for profit sector for 25 years, as a committee member of sporting organisations and counselling services. He was the inaugural president of the Queensland Turf Growers Association.