Robyn previously worked in global IT companies, initially as a business analyst, then programmer, and then as a project manager. As a project manager, she worked in a variety of roles including Asia Pacific field instructor, change management, methods analyst, providing process expertise and developing change management and communications plans. After leading the client business office team responsible for supporting project delivery, she returned to program/project management consulting. Robyn joined Groomed to Go in late 2016 to become more involved with the local community. She joined the Board in 2018 and was elected to President in 2021.
George leads the Government and Public Services Industry for Cognizant in the ANZ region.
Robyn joined Groomed to Go in March 2017. A strategic Executive Assistant with over 20 years of experience in managerial and executive support roles across a variety of industries, she currently works for a global Medical Device company. Robyn is highly focused, energetic and results-orientated, bringing her strong process and implementation skills to the Board.
Past President & Board Member
Initially qualified in clinical biochemistry, Marian spent the bulk of her career in the pharmaceutical industry, holding roles in a diverse range of therapy areas and corporate divisions including clinical research, medical affairs and sales and marketing, both as an individual contributor and increasingly as a team and people leader. Her final role in the industry was Medical Director, Australia & New Zealand for Bristol-Myers Squibb Australia. Marian is passionate about the role that work can play in creating strong, self-confident people with solid self-esteem. She joined Groomed to Go in January 2017 as a volunteer and has been a Board member since 2018 (President Aug 2018 - May 2021).
Antonia Makkar is a professional fundraiser with over 10 years experience across the arts and health sectors – raising close to $20M over this time. Known for her relationship management, she has had success in creating and building major gift programs. By day Antonia is the General Manager, Philanthropy at the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute responsible for leading strategy and raising philanthropic gifts of $10K+. Her passion is to raise the culture of philanthropy in Australia. She is the Deputy Chair of the Fundraising Institute of Australia Victoria committee. Having grown up in country South Australia, the spirit of community has always been in her and echoed in her career. She joined Groomed to Go in 2020, to continue this community vein and help the organisation with their fundraising strategy.