The GLOBE Committee is a working committee that devotes its time to the running and development of GLOBE's projects, events and goals.
The committee is made up of professionals and small business owners that contribute their time on a voluntary basis and actively participate in GLOBE's events and projects.
Committee member elections are held at GLOBE's annual general meeting and any GLOBE member can nominate to be a member of the committee. To provide feedback email: email@example.com or come speak to one of us at our next GLOBE event.
President: Dan de Rochefort
Dan has a background in Banking and Finance spanning 12 years, where he’s held roles across operational functions, Project Management and Product Management.
In recent years, Dan played an integral part in ANZ’s LGBTI Diversity agenda, leading the People and Logistics stream of ANZs Principal Partnership with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as well as holding the position of Australia Country Lead for ANZ’s Pride Network. In this role, Dan was responsible for developing a country specific strategy that drove the development of an engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce at ANZ, whilst educating the organisation on the struggles of the LGBTI community in a corporate environment.
Prior to his appointment as President of GLOBE Melbourne in September 2017, Dan was held the role of Vice President, where he was responsible for the day to day operations of GLOBE Melbourne, including the much-loved Blended Fruits events.
In his newly appointed role, Dan aims to ensure GLOBE Melbourne’s membership is more reflective of the LGBTI community and that the strong expertise of running an LGBTI organisation can be passed on to smaller LGBTI organisations through mentorship.
Dan became President of GLOBE in September 2017.
Andrew Fellowes: Vice President
Andrew is an in-house lawyer with experience in commercial dispute resolution, risk management and commercial negotiations and drafting and holding outstanding relationship building skills. He is a highly motivated individual who is outcomes focused and proven management and leadership skills.
Andrew became Vice President of GLOBE in September 2017.
Secretary: Stephen Peoples
Stephen moved to Melbourne in February 2011 and the first Melbourne-based community organisation he joined was Globe.
Originally from Sydney, Stephen was an active member of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association for in excess of ten years, serving a term as Events Director and a term as Fruits in Suits Director before assuming the Presidency from 2004 through to end of 2007.
Stephen has been an active member of community-based organisations for more than thirty years serving in the capacity of Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman or President of many of the organisations of which he was a Member. Accordingly he brings to Globe extensive experience in accountability, administration, corporate governance and leadership.
Stephen has served as Secretary of Globe since August 2012.
Finance: Lyall Griffiths
Lyall works for Rio Tinto Exploration as their Finance & Compliance Manager for Australasia. His job involves making sure all aspects of finance are managed properly in diverse countries such as Mongolia, India, Laos and China.
Currently based in Perth, Lyall supports GLOBE remotely as a group that he has enjoyed being involved with in the past. He is buoyed by GLOBE’s contributions to worthwhile causes through the annual Community Grants program and regular social and community events.
Lyall is working to help GLOBE become well recognised in the LGBTI community as an organisation that is valued through its professional membership and providing resources to other parts of the community.
Lyall’s expertise in financial management and compliance support GLOBE’s day to day running and enables the organisation to achieve its goals.
Corporate Events: Walter Gee
Walter is a medical specialist working in the public health service in the South East of Melbourne. With a passion for events, Walter is enthused by organising events that GLOBE members will find educational, entertaining and rewarding. He enjoys GLOBE for its professional and social networking opportunities and working with the vibrant and energetic committee of management.
Walter is particularly passionate about GLOBE’s Community Grants program and providing financial support to a range of individuals and groups in the Victorian LGBTI community.
Events: Clive Carl
In August 2014 Clive Carl assumed the role of Networking (formerly Fruits) Director, therefore taking on the responsibility of co-ordinating the monthly networking event Fruits & Blend.
Clive’s experience in producing Jet Lounge, once a Friday night institution for our diverse community and their friends, and many other events, will support GLOBE’s continuing development of its premier monthly networking event into an inclusive, well run and fun event.
While maintaining a full time career within the electrical contracting industry from being ‘on the tools’ to project manager and now business owner, Clive has maintained a strong focus on networking both within construction and maintenance industries, as well as the LGBTI community. This was why GLOBE was an obvious choice when he started his own business two years ago.
Using skills developed over years in negotiating and organisation, Clive will able to deliver on GLOBE’s response to feedback from members and guests featuring different venues for events around Melbourne, and further making Blended Fruits into a slick and exciting event for our members and guests to promote their business and themselves, and be a part of our community.
Small Business: Mark Grogan
With over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Mark is a business owner, trainer and expert in commercial and residential property management.
Mark started coming to GLOBE events 16 years ago and soon joined the committee to help shape the direction of the group. His tenure, including two years as president, saw GLOBE reach many milestones and grow as a community group that serves to provide social and business networking opportunities to its members and the wider community. Mark has returned to the committee to continue his work.
Mark is excited to help GLOBE work within the LGBTI community, creating and running a variety of events and supporting other groups to do the same. He would like to see GLOBE take on more opportunities and explore greater engagement with the community.
Community: David Micallef
David runs his own public relations firm and is a sessional lecturer in marketing and public relations. He works mainly on larger scale campaigns for governments, not for profits and corporates in the areas of health, infrastructure and the education sector.
He has been on the GLOBE committee for 6 years and the position of president for 4 years, helping set up a number of partnerships and sponsorships, as well as creating strong links with Victoria’s LGBTI community.
David’s aim is to continue to grow GLOBE so that it continues to be a strong part of the LGBTI community.
Membership Engagement: Clinton Elliott
Clinton is a communication professional who works in complex service environments. Having started hiscareer in member-focused organisations he increases employee engagement, improves customer experience and aligns business operations using campaigns built on shared value.
Originally from Tasmania he worked in music and entertainment in Sydney before moving to Melbourne. He enjoys traveling, home renovations, weekends away and is passionate about community radio. He hosts and produces Sunday Bloody Sunday on Southern FM with his best friend each fortnight.
Having joined the board in 2016 he plans on using his skills to ensure GLOBE are able to greater serve the needs of our members, represent our diversity and further our relationships in the wider community.