Meet the Team

Karyn Hinder

Founder - Working Spirit

My name is Karyn Hinder and I am a military veteran with service in the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. This year I have served 25 years with 12 of those also in the Australian Army. I commenced my career as a Soldier in the Australian Army. I have had the pleasure of working with exceptional male and female leaders, whilst also experiencing extreme situations.

Heath Mackay

Non-Executive Director

With over 23 years Corporate & Commercial Banking experience behind him, Heath brings a wealth of business experience to the team.
Heath has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) QUT and Accelerated Learning Laboratory (AGSM) - Leadership & Coaching. He has been a participant of the QUT Mentor Scheme since 2005.

Shamala Devi

Non-Executive Director

Shamala has 20 years experience across 2 countries in the HR & Recruitment sector for some leading private business as well as Defence Force recruitment expertise. Her skills & experience include resource management, strategic sourcing & talent pooling and she can build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

Melanie Raabe

Social Media Manager

Melanie has a Bachelor of Business from QUT & has over 10 years experience in the corporate world across accounting and taxation. She is an attention to detail orientated person with a keen interest in how Social Media can be used effectively to raise the profile of Working Spirit to help veteran employ-ability.

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Adrienne Goldfinch

Employment Mentoring

Adrienne is a proud jack-of-all-trades with experience in everything from copywriting and project management, to employment mentoring. A passionate advocate for equal opportunity, she currently manages a company that assists people with disability to live life with more choice and control. From the moment her brother was medically discharged from his service with the army, Adrienne has been committed to learning about how such a transition impacts all involved, but most importantly, the opportunities and growth that can stem from such change. After she completes her Bachelor of Sociology, Adrienne plans to undertake a Master of Social Work and apply her knowledge to supporting veterans and their families.

Sandra Seman-Bourke

ABC Perth, Journalist

Sandra Seman-Bourke is a highly experienced and respected journalist, broadcaster and university lecturer. She is passionate about volunteering with Working Spirit. With Sandra’s extensive background in media and communications, she has been instrumental in assisting our veterans with resume assistance, job preparation and interview skills.

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RSL WA / Working Spirit

Level 3, 66 St Georges Terrace
Perth 6000, Australia

0409 527 967

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