With only a small group of full time staff, the Foundation relies on the skills and expertise of the Board of Directors, a high-calibre Advisory Board, and a dynamic CEO to ensure the Foundation has a measurable impact and a sustainable future.

Board of Directors

The primary governance body overseeing risk, compliance & other fiduciary responsibilities.


Advisory Board

A strategic advisory body reviewing the Foundation’s fundraising and community investment approach.


Renee Bowker
Chief Executive Officer

Renee is founding CEO of Telco Together Foundation, and an experience senior manager & strategic marketer with over 15 years in the telecommunications industry in Australia, Ireland and the USA. 
Renee - previously Head of Product & Marketing at M2 Group - transitioned to the not-for-profit sector after volunteering for a month in rural Kenya, and founded Telco Together with M2 Group founder Vaughan Bowen (currently Foundation Chair).

 Renee now works with organisations across the telecommunications industry to leverage talents, technology and customer reach in support of disadvantaged communities around Australia.


Cam Foley
Operations Manager

Having completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Environment) in 2003, Cameron continues to build on his passion for social empowerment.

Cameron spent three years working in South India for a Non-Government Organisation, implementing social mobilisation and livelihood projects, supported by Quaker Service Australia/AUSAID, UBS Bank, UNESCO and Wetland International. On his return to Australia, Cameron co-founded an Environmental Consultancy Firm and project managed Environmental Projects for a number of Australia’s blue chip companies.

Maria Simonelli
Programs Manager

Maria has been working at the intersection of capacity building, program management and partnerships in the non profit sector for over 20 years. Her vision is to create vibrant, creative and sustainable communities through facilitating partnerships across sectors.  Her experience includes senior program management roles in Commonwealth and State governments, with 10 years experience as an Executive Manager with an international non-profit.

More recently Maria has been in an entrepreneurial space, co-working hubs and establishing creative enterprises, providing both pro bono and strategic advice.

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