About Us

Board and CEO

Nerida Caesar
Co - Chairman

Nerida Caesar, Co-ChairmanNerida was appointed to the Workplace Giving Australia Board in the position of Chairman in June 2019.

Nerida is a Non-Executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation and a Director NBN Co Limited.

Prior to this, Nerida was Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand, of Equifax, formerly Veda Group Limited (VED.AX) from February 2011 to June 2017. She is also a former director of Genome.One Pty Ltd and Stone and Chalk Limited.

Nerida was formerly Group Managing Director, Telstra Enterprise and Government, responsible for Telstra’s corporate, government and large business customers in Australia as well as the international sales division. She also worked as Group Managing Director, Telstra Wholesale.

Prior to joining Telstra, Nerida held several senior management positions with IBM within Australia and internationally over a 20-year period, including as Vice President of IBM’s Intel Server Division for the Asia Pacific region.

Nerida is currently an Advisory Board member of IXUP Limited.

Michael Graf

Michael Graf, Co-Chairman Michael Graf brings the world of ICT, finance and investment, and philanthropy together. His career includes 24 years of senior executive experience with IBM and he is an advisor and board director for a number of start-up enterprises and not-for-profits.

Michael is on the Board of the Technion Society of Australia, the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home, Point Duty Local Government Solutions and mPort, and is the Chair of the ShareGift Australia board.


Tim Sims, Board Director Tim Sims AM is a Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners. He was Chairman and Managing Partner of Bain in Australia and South Africa and a Founding Partner of the LEK Partnership.

He has served on the Boards of the Garvan Foundation, Ravenswood School, and is invested in a range of other philanthropic and community endeavours.

Frances Drummond

Frances Drummond, Board Director Frances is a Principal at Deloitte in the IP Advisory team.  She has been an intellectual property lawyer for over 30 years, having practised in UK, Hong Kong and Australia. She is an accredited mediator and Notary.  Frances has held executive and leadership roles for over 15 years.

Frances is also an experienced board director.  She was previously  Chair of Gowrie NSW.  Frances has supported the Not for Profit   sector as a Pro Bono lawyer for years representing, ACON, Suicide Prevention Australia, Garvan Institute and many others.

Peter Stumbles

Peter Stumbles, Board DirectorPeter Stumbles is the Managing Partner of Bain & Company Australia, based in Sydney.

He is the former head of Bain’s Asia-Pacific Financial Services practice, and has extensive experience across financial services markets including retail banking, business and institutional banking, P&C and life insurance, wealth management and payments.

Over his more than twenty years at Bain, he has also supported clients across many other industries, including technology, telecommunications, private equity, retail and industrials.

Peter has served clients in the development of corporate strategy, customer-led growth, digital and technology, data &analytics and operating model transformations. He has worked across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America.

Peter studied at the University of Sydney where he received a Bachelor of Engineering, First Class Honours.

Berkeley Cox

Berkeley Cox, Board DirectorBerkeley Cox is the Chief Executive Partner of the Australian operations of King & Wood Mallesons, a global law firm headquartered in Asia. He leads the strategic direction of the Australian firm (comprising approximately 1,000 lawyers) and drives execution against firm priorities and on its client, people, international, innovation and community agenda.

King & Wood Mallesons is seeking to challenge traditional ‘big law’ notions by creating a workplace where all individuals and teams can maximise their performance and wellbeing in a sustainable way by focussing on both systemic and proximate change through the redesign of parts of the core operating model and by focussing on improving the everyday experience for all.

Berkeley became a partner of legacy Mallesons Stephen Jaques in 2001 and managed a successful legal practice covering debt capital markets, funds management, structured finance, securitisation and derivatives including practice in the U.S. in the late ‘90s when he was admitted to the New York Bar. His background in transactional practice has provided him with critical insights into clients’ needs, expectations and commercial drivers and a strong desire to find innovative solutions to complex problems and way of working.

Daintree Peters

Daintree Peters, Board Director Daintree is Chief Executive Officer at Accelerate Compliance, with two decades of experience in technology and business transformation, consulting, and product delivery.

With experience in multiple international markets, within both enterprise and entrepreneurial businesses, Daintree is currently active in bringing technology-based products to market, and is involved in all aspects from concept to development, sales and marketing, and on to operationalisation.

Daintree is also active in mentoring programs for secondary and tertiary students, as well as mentoring individuals and emerging businesses.

Hayden Waddell

  Hayden Waddell, Board DirectorHayden is the Commercial Director at VivCourt Trading. VivCourt is a proprietary market making and systematic trading firm, running multi-asset trading strategies across global financial markets.

Prior to VivCourt, Hayden worked in banking covering Prime Brokerage and Risk Management in both Sydney and London.

Hayden studied Economics and Finance at Sydney University and recently completed PLD at Harvard Business School, an accelerated alternative to an executive MBA.

David Mann
Group CEO

David Mann, CEO David Mann joined WGA in January 2022. He has led successful strategy, operations and technology businesses in Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, most recently, as Managing Director for Accenture’s Mergers & Acquisition practice in Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

He currently serves on the Boards of Tour de Cure Australia, RSL Lifecare, The Consortium Clemenger and as a founding partner of Harrow Advisory. David is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow with the Governance Institute of Australia, and holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters of Accounting and Finance (UTS) and a Bachelor of Laws (UTS).