Meet the Team

Our goal is always to use the latest global-best-practice approach to optimise your fundraising.

Our expertise, knowledge and professional experience means we can help you develop actionable and practical solutions across any of your key areas: annual program, major gifts and philanthropy, and gifts in wills and planned giving.  


Our deep commitment to innovation means we bring to you the latest global insights and advice on how best to maintain your fundraising effectiveness in a rapidly changing digital environment.  

Our Team


Lawrence Jackson

Managing Director

Lawrence Jackson is an experienced executive and management consultant specialising in strategy, general management, fundraising, philanthropy, social marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has undertaken consulting and/or management assignments over the last 20 years for over 80 organisations including University of Melbourne, National Heart Foundation, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Vision Australia, University of Sydney, Multiple Sclerosis Limited, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Cochlear Ltd, Sydney Community Foundation,
Epilepsy Action Australia, Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Foundation (University of Sydney), Australian Graduate School of Management (University of NSW) and many more.


Previously he held full time executive roles including General Manager, Revenue & Brand, National Heart Foundation, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Jewish Communal Appeal, General Manager, Development, Benevolent Society of NSW and Funding Development Manager, Royal Blind Society of NSW.

He holds an MBA (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of NSW. He has also undertaken an international project in Not for Profit Marketing at the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA and a Certificate in Direct Marketing from the Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA).

He has also served as an adjunct member of faculty at the Australian Graduate School of Management where he has taught Marketing and Organisational Behaviour courses to MBA (Executive) students. He has also taught Marketing for the Arts and Sales and Marketing for Call Centre Managers for University of Technology and Macquarie Research Ltd respectively.

He is the founder of the Philanthrocrat user group for fundraising, social marketing and corporate social responsibility professionals and a member of the Industry Advisory Board, Centre for Business Analytics at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.

He has also served as an arts producer, agent and consultant.


Juliana Payne

Senior Associate

Juliana Payne has over twenty years senior experience in industry associations and not-for-profit organisations, as well as public sector policy development and implementation at State and Federal levels.


As CEO of peak industry bodies Restaurant and Catering Industry Association and the National Tourism Alliance, she was responsible for leading the development and execution of both long term strategy and day to day operations: memberships, sponsorships, government relations, policy development, marketing and promotion, communications, national events, product development and financial sustainability.

As a senior executive of the Australian Hotels Association, she was responsible for managing and implementing member and sponsor recruitment and negotiations, lobbying and advocacy on national issues, policy development and communications.

As a senior executive at the National Heart Foundation and Canteen, she was responsible for negotiating and securing major national partnerships. At Canteen she oversaw community fundraising, corporate partnerships and grants applications. At the Heart Foundation she was seconded to a key change management role, assisting to plan and implement a major review of the organisation’s fundraising and marketing strategy.

She has held senior roles in the public sector at State and Federal level responsible for industry policy, research and analysis, and corporate and strategic planning.

Since joining Catalyst Management in 2019, she has worked on a range of fundraising strategy and tactical projects with the Heart Foundation, ActionAid, Autism Spectrum Australia, Canberra Hospital Foundation, Our Watch, The Australia Institute, Hands Across Canberra, Mandelbaum House, and Project Rozana.

Juliana has a BA Hons (First Class) in English and a Master of Arts in English.


Jackie Gold

Senior Project Executive

Jackie's experience stems from grassroots fundraising across, Religious, Education, Community, Disability Sports & Research Organisations. Consulting for thankQ Solutions to various clients across the Not for Profit sector and more recently focusing on digital philanthropy ie. Giving Days and Crowdfunding.


She has held key fundraising roles in organisations which include; Mount Sinai College, Montefiore Jewish Home, Go Research Fund, Sisters of St Joseph and New South Wales Board of Jewish Education, Wheelchair Sports NSW as well as the role of fundraising consultant to thankQ Solutions consulting to a plethora of clients which crisscross the not for profit sector. Her experience with thankQ dates back to 2006.

Her more recent focus has been digital philanthropy executing Giving Days and Crowdfunding projects for Heart Foundation, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Melbourne and Tresillian.

Long term voluntary roles held with both New South Wales Ice Skating Association in the capacity of Councillor and Vice President and Ice Skating Australia, Chair Technical Regulations are inclusive of event management and logistics for both local, national and international competitions.

Hands on experience has seen her assist clients with; Giving Day Implementation and Execution, CRM implementation, Capital Appeals, Event Management, Planning & Campaign Management, Training & Staff Development.


Nicholas Cochrane-Ng

Data Scientist

Nicholas is an experienced data analytics consultant who has worked in multiple different industries including retail, insurance, education and government.


He manages, oversees and helps deliver analytics projects for clients. The types of projects include machine learning, computer vision, business intelligence, robotic process automation and geospatial analysis.

As the Lead Data Scientist at Dahlsens Building Centres, he worked with all the different departments in the business to help them extract the maximum amount of value from their data. Some projects included designing tools to measure the performance of their fleet, advising on the types of data to capture as the organisation moved to the cloud and using predictive analytics to optimise the inventory reorder system.

As a Data Scientist at Lumi Interactive, he worked on projects to improve the experience of profitability of the video games they developed. This involved using external and game generated data to provide insights on customer lifetime value, activity based in-game offers and image classification for auto censorship.

As a consultant at Ernst and Young, he worked with many clients with different levels of capabilities in data analytics. This allowed him to be involved in cutting edge projects while also having the skillset to communicate simply with less advanced businesses.

Nicholas has Bachelor of Science in pure mathematics, a Masters of Business Analytics and a Diploma of Music in classical voice.


Barbara Brangan

Foundations & Trusts Specialist

Barbara is a specialist in creating and managing grants and she brings a depth of experience and success from 10+ years in for-purpose organisations within education, mental health and youth employment pathways, in both Australia and Ireland. She has a personal passion to empower charities and social enterprises to catapult to their next level of financial growth and impact.


Barbara was a founding member of the Partnerships Team with Raise Foundation and key contributor within a significant period of financial and geographic growth, with a focus within philanthropy, trusts and foundations. Prior to this, she supported the formation and delivery of cross-sectoral partnerships between schools, community organisations and businesses as a Partnerships Broker with the Business Education Network.

She has also supported the growth of partnerships for Junior Achievement (Ireland), where she was responsible for engagement and account management of corporate partners such as KPMG, 3 Mobile, Vodafone and Accenture. She also possesses strong leadership and mentoring skills, through team management and peer-to-peer coaching.

Barbara holds a BA with first-class honours BA in Business Studies from Dublin Business School and frequently undertakes professional development within the notfor-profit sector. Volunteering is a key passion of Barbara’s and each year she undertakes a commitment to volunteering which range from youth mentoring, President of Parent & Teachers Association for St Kevin’s Catholic School, pro-bono grant writing and mental health advocate.


Daelene Kopelowitz

Events and Admin Coordinator

Daelene has been involved in the events industry for over 25 years organising International Conferences and Events in the Medical, IT, Sporting and Not for Profit Industries. She was involved in the Sydney Olympic Games where she was the Venue Operations Manager at the IOC Hotel.

More recently Daelene has been involved in running a family business importing ingredients that are an important part of the food supply chain, managing all aspects of the business including customer service, accounting and sales.

Daelene has been working at Catalyst Management since 2019 in an administration and support role as well as coordinating and managing various live and online events.

Over the years Daelene has had a long history of involvement in volunteering across myriad Jewish Communal organisations including Moriah College, Orah and Jewish Care.

Her breadth of skills that she has developed over the years means that Daelene is highly pro-active and very much focused on client needs.

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